Lifestyle & Beauty: Why Silk Pillowcases Are Best For Your Skin And Hair


Silk is perceived as a luxury fabric and more often than not tied to a luxurious lifestyle, most would disregard it because of the expense of getting one. Despite this fabric being a tad bit costly, it is definitely worth the cash you send on it.

Why would you buy something expensive when you can very easily use cotton pillowcases and most probably have been using them all your life? Wait until you hear the benefits of silk pillowcases – you will be rushing to the nearest fabric store.

Not only does sleeping on silk make you have a good night’s rest but it also reduces the risk of sleep creases and also wrinkling. If you are a side sleeper the pulling and twisting you do at night causes friction between you and your pillowcase, this inevitable causes ageing of the skin and eventually creasing. The cotton though it may be presented as soft has some level of roughness which when in contact with the skin, especially facial skin which is sensitive, causes some level of damage. Skincare: Signs You Have Sensitive Skin And How To Care For It

Silk is less absorbent than cotton, and this allows for moisture retention for both hair and skin. Cotton pillowcases are naturally highly absorbent and not only absorb the moisture from your face and skin but also absorb the oils and dirt from your face, which when continuously accumulated may causes breakouts if you don’t regularly change the cases. Silk naturally is less absorbent therefore retains less moisture from your hair and skin causing fewer breakouts and drying of the same.

Silk also contains amino acids that are easily absorbed into the skin, these amino acids are frequently used in hair products and moisturizers. They get absorbed into the skin, mix with keratin present in the body and preserve the moisture.

Silk is recommended for its great benefits to the hair, not only does the moisture retention keep your hair glowy and bouncy it also prevents the effect of lifeless hair caused by the usage of cotton pillowcases. Silk maintains the hair reducing breakage, kinks, and flyaways.

It maintains and improves hair texture by maintaining natural oils and moisture. So when you get that retouch, treatment or blowout the silk pillowcases will not only maintain the hairstyle but also improve the hair quality. As the fabric is ultra-smooth it doesn’t have friction with the hair but easily glides which prevent the catching or binding of hair that other fabrics may cause.

Silk pillows are also hypoallergenic, which means it best for people with allergies. The small spaces between the fabric do not allow much room for dust mites, mould and other allergens to be trapped. The smooth nature of the fabric means that the allergens simply glide off the fabric, unlike cotton fabric which traps these allergens.

Silk is also a great temperature regulator and doesn’t cause much sweating overnight. It ensures the perfect body temperature is maintained while sleeping and prevents overheating or overcooling, this factor makes it be used to underline skiing clothes.

Now that you know the benefits of silk not only for your sleep but also for your hair and skin you may want to reconsider the type of pillowcases you have in your house. You should also consider getting a hair bonnet. 5 Benefits Of Wearing A Hair Bonnet To Sleep

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