We've spent a lot of money on serums, creams, and sunscreen to protect our skin, but we haven’t yet taken the plunge into trying silk pillowcases. So in this post, we will find out: Does silk pillowcase really work for our skin and hair?
After sleeping on a silk pillowcase for about a year, let us tell you our views, silk pillowcase benefits on your skin and hair are real.
We were basically obsessed with everything made of silk ever since we started sleeping on a silk pillowcase and witness its remarkable benefits on our skin and hair, and our sleep too.
What is silk pillowcase good for?
First, what are the main characteristics of silk fabric?
💖 smooth, less abrasive.
💖 high insulating factor. Keep you cool in the summer, keep you warm in the winter.
💖 Naturally hypoallergenic. (Silk fabric is made of natural protein fiber from silkworms.)
Why is silk fabric hypoallergenic?
Because the protein sericin, organically produced by silk worms to repel the allergy-inducing dust mites and fungus, when woven into a cloth, it protects the allergy-prone human as well.
So, when a pure mulberry silk fabric is used to make silk pillowcase that you sleep on for at least a few hours every day, you reap all the benefits it provides.
Does silk pillowcase help hair?
Yes, it does.
More than just an upgrade for your bedroom or a cute way to show off your new pillowcase, silk pillowcases are a beauty secret that’s been around for quite some time.
Silk pillowcase for hair
Silk’s smooth texture is less abrasive, as compared to cotton. So, sleeping on a silk pillowcase causes lesser friction for your hair and fewer tangles while you toss and turn at night. This reduces damage to your delicate hair and prevents bedhead in the morning.
Secondly, silk is cooling in nature. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase helps reduce sweating while you sleep. Less sweat means less oily hair and longer-lasting blowouts, who doesn’t want that?
Silk pillowcase for curly hair
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is especially great for those with curly hair, as you will wake up with lesser knots in the morning and you hair will be much easier to work with.
Does silk pillowcase help acne?
Yes, absolutely. 💯
Silk pillowcase for acne
How does silk pillowcase help acne skin? Sleeping on a silk pillowcase would be far more gentle on your skin than traditional cotton or linen cases.
This incredibly smooth surface created by long strand silk fiber reduces irritations or rashes on your dry, itchy and sensitive skin, caused by acne and acne medication.
Another major culprit of skin allergies is the chemical treatment used to dye, stain, and style different types of fabric. Many of these chemicals are harsh and are hard to completely wash out of the material. Trace amounts of these chemical agents can cause severe skin reactions that are often uncomfortable and painful.
Silk is a material that does not require any chemical treatments to make it softer or more wearable. It is a natural wonder that has a smooth feel, without needing any chemical additives.
Lastly, silk resists dust mites, fungus and mould. This mitigates allergy symptoms.
Silk vs Satin pillowcase
While you might think sleeping on a satin pillowcase is smooth and soft too, you need to take note that silk fabric is instead very breathable. But satin made pillowcase is synthetic and it will make you sweat, which will be worse for your acne skin. And Silk is NATURALLY hypoallergenic and free of any harmful chemicals.
Does silk pillowcase help skin?
YES, without a doubt.
The switch to silk will make a huge difference in your skin, almost immediately.
Silk pillowcase for skin
Why is silk pillowcase good for skin? Do you know that dermatologists say they can instantly tell which side of your face you sleep on because of the way cotton pillowcases crease the skin over time?
When you wake up with the same sleep creases in the same place every day, they end up getting IRONED into your skin as wrinkles. 😱
Silk pillowcase to reduce wrinkles
If you have deep sleep creases that burrowed in overnight and took hours to go away in the morning, you should definitely consider getting a PURE silk pillowcase.
As skin ages, it loses its elasticity. Sleep creases caused by friction and pressure on your delicate facial skin can become even more pronounced and longer-lasting when you age.
These sleep creases will eventually form deep lines and wrinkles.
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help to minimize frictions, allowing the delicate skin to glide along with the silky smooth pillow surface.
It also reduces extra pressure, stretching and tugging on your delicate facial skin, especially those fragile skin near the eyes.
So, sleeping on a silk pillowcase is making it possible to soothe skin, reduce fine lines, and tame your frizzy hair — all while you sleep.
Silk pillowcase to keep your skin moisture
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help keep your skin hydrated, as the silk fiber doesn’t absorb as much moisture as other synthetic made materials.
So, you can rest assured that your expensive skincare and hair products can stay where they belong, on your face and hair.
This can significantly help in keeping your skin moisture, all night.
Which silk pillowcase is the best? What silk pillowcase should you buy?
First and foremost, you need to do your research to make sure the pillowcase is made only of PURE SILK and has no other additives.
Secondly, you need to know that instead of thread count, silk fabrics use momme – i.e. fabric weight. You'll usually find a range of 16-19 momme silk pillowcase widely available in the market. For it to be truly durable and long-lasting, you should try to opt for those with 19 momme or higher, they are thicker and hence more suitable for daily use to withstand the daily frictions and weekly washes.
Third, choose a silk pillowcase that is made with NON-TOXIC dyes.
Your face has more contact with your pillowcase than any other fabric. So, if you want to keep your face from those toxic chemicals, your choice in pillowcase is very important. You should make sure that the fabric used in the silk pillowcase that you are going to splurge on meet the very stringent international OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.
Products that pass the 100 tests used by the OEKO-TEX system are allowed to carry a certification label that guarantees to the consumers that the product does not contain harmful substances at levels that can be dangerous to the human body.
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Is silk pillowcase worth it?
If you’re going to spend money on blowouts, serums, creams, and sunscreen to protect your skin and hair, you need to be sleeping on a silk pillowcase because you sleep on it every night. It’s part of your beauty routine. Sleeping on a pure silk pillowcase makes it possible to soothe your skin, reduce the fine lines, and tame your frizzy hair.
Did you know that by the time we get to 30 years of age, we will have slept for an average of 10 years? That is an incredible amount of our time sleeping on the pillowcase, and so we need to make sure we spend it on the most luxurious and skin-loving material as possible.
Silk itself is one of the most natural fibers out there, and while cotton and satin have been created to replicate its soft texture, they don’t come anywhere near as close to replicating its skin and hair benefits.
BASK goes a step further and uses only the finest grade Mulberry Silk, made with non-toxic dyes so you can be sure your skin and hair are receiving only the very best in luxury sleeping.
Invest in your sleep and try pure mulberry silk pillowcase from BASK today.