Benefits of silk
Silk is a luxurious addition and this makes us wonder - is it worth the benefits touted by dermatologists and beauticians? Is this really for me? Here, we breakdown the benefits of using silk in your daily lives.
1. Moisture retention
Traditional cotton pillowcases absorb moisture from your hair and skin, and this includes any topical skincare lotions and creams. On the other hand, silk has one of the lowest absorption rates. This enables you to keep your hair and skin hydrated, soft and moisturised - and your expensive skin creams to work to their fullest potential!
2. Prevent frizzy hair and maintain blowouts
As genuine silk is super smooth and soft, it can reduce friction, allowing hair to glide over it easily. This would result in smoother hair with less frizz and tangles, helping you to wake up without bedhead or kinks. In fact, sleeping on silk has been a long-kept beauty secret for women with textured and curly hair to maintain hairstyles like braids and blowouts without adding frizz!
3. Anti-wrinkle or anti-ageing properties
Genuine silk can retain skin moisture, allowing our skin to keep hydrated and healthy throughout the night. As it is composed of natural fibres that are tightly woven together, silk is naturally smooth and soft to touch. This reduces friction between the silk fabric and skin prevents any pulling or tugging, hence reducing sleep creases and premature wrinkles in the long term.
The natural hypoallergenic properties of silk mean that it is more resistant towards dust, mould, fungus and other allergens, and hence more unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction compared to conventional cotton and polyester pillowcases. Genuine silk is also smooth and not abrasive, making it suitable for people with sensitive skin. However, it is still important to care for your silk pillowcase! Refer to our FAQ for proper silk care instructions.
5. Good temperature regulator
Genuine mulberry silk is a highly breathable fabric and is a natural temperature regulator, keeping you cool during hot nights and warm during cold nights, ensuring a good night's sleep by minimising tosses and turns due to fluctuating temperatures.
A pure mulberry silk pillowcase would ensure these skin and hair perks. All our silk pillowcases are made of pure 100% Mulberry silk that is of density 22 momme or higher. This ensures that you get the best quality that is durable over the long term.
These are the benefits experienced by many - and it is an addition to a proper dermatologist-approved skin care routine such as removing all make-up and using non-irritants on your skin.
So there you have it, the 5 benefits of sleeping on silk - a natural luxurious skincare/haircare supplement. Can't wait to sleep on silk? Check us out here!
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