Silk pillow cases have been the new trending way to sleep nowadays, not only are they luxe, they also come with wellness benefits.
Although when advised to sleep on a silk pillowcase it always sound like an old wives’ tale, it may sound like tales but there have been many claims that the benefits of this luxurious fabric is too good to be true, a rare exception that actually lives up to the hype. First of all, not only does it prevent wrinkles, it fights against frizz and keeps bedhead at bay. Apart from not robbing hair of its moisture, silk also allows strands to slip and slide across the pillow friction-free.
The hair and skin experts recommend using silk beddings along with several magazine editors around the globe, who have all tested it by resting their heads on this sleek fabric and has turned their regular night’s sleep to a fairytale beauty sleep.
Sleeping on a traditioanal cotton pillowcas can create friction and pull the skin which can cause skin to crease and the long time damage this can cause is full-blown wrinkles. According to M.D. Devika Icecreamwala, a California based dermatologist, “Because silk is so smooth, your face glides over it, reducing any tugging or friction, So, [silk] can be a great addition to your anti-wrinkle regimen.” Although using silk pillowcase is not a replacement to our SPFs and Retinols, but can protect our skin.
Using silk eyemask is also excellent for the delicate skin around the eyes especially if you flip from side to side alot during sleep, according to Dr Icecreamwala “And if you put on eye cream before bed, an eye mask helps keep it in place.”
Silk pillowcases are also good for all weather, and it’s even better during the dry winter months where mother-nature is working against our delicate skin. So, using silk pillowcase helps keep your skin hydrated due to its ultra smooth slippery surface, it tends to less likely absorb moisture from your skin compare to the porous absorbent nature of the cotton that may actually pull moisture/hydration out of your skin when asleep.
If you have a sensitive skin that’s prone to acne, redness, eczema, silk bedding is the answer you’ve been searching for, not only does it allow skin to glide and slip gently across the fabric as you move, it also reduces the chance of irritation.
The use of silk beddings, is said to be mentally relaxing due to the luxe nature of the fabric, and reduced friction between the skin, hair and fabric. The wicking nature of the fabric, helps regulate the body temperature which aids a healthy beauty sleep. With all said and done, here are the best silk pillowcases you should buy this season: