16 January 2019

Why You Should Use a Silk Pillowcase

Why You Should Use a Silk Pillowcase

If you haven't already experienced the magic of a silk pillowcase, I wanted to go through the many reasons why you should use a silk pillowcase as trust me, you won't ever want to go back to using cotton after trying silk. 

Silk can be beneficial for the face, hair and body. Firstly did you know that cotton pillowcases can actually draw moisture away from your skin and hair, potentially drying out the skin and causing irritation? The moisture pulled away from the skin will seep into the pillow which will then attract bacteria. By applying expensive lotions and potions before bed, and then sleeping on a cotton pillowcase will limit how effective the products are as the cotton will draw moisture away that you may have tried to apply in your night creams.

Silk is a natural hypoallergenic fabric which is ideal should you suffer from skin conditions or allergies, and my sensitive skin loves my silk pillowcase. Cotton is also known for causing friction of the skin, causing potential damage and frizz. The silk will lead to less friction whilst you sleep, and you'll wake up to hair that's a lot less frizzy especially if like me, you have lots of pesky baby hairs. 

Do you get really hot at night? If you do, a silk pillowcase is the way to go. Silk naturally regulates heat so it'll help your body maintain its correct temperature without overheating. I know that I toss and turn all night long whenever the temperatures increase so a silk pillowcase will leave you feeling cooler but in the colder nights it'll actually retain heat too so it'll work well in all seasons.

One of the main reasons for why you should use a silk pillowcase is all to do with the skin. Cotton can feel very abrasive for the skin, especially with the natural friction of turning over in the night. Do you ever wake up to pillow induced creases on your face? Think how bad that is for your skin. Silk reduces the friction, and leaves your delicate skin crease-free in the morning. 

Silk pillowcases are hardy, easy to care for and an asset to your bedroom. Yes they may be costly initially, but they're well worth the purchase if you can help improve the condition of your skin, hair, body and health.