Silk Pillowcases - The Anti-aging Pillowcase of your Dreams
General tossing and turning while we sleep can often cause friction resulting in creases on our skin.
Sleeping on pure silk with its soft surface means less friction and less grabbing which can have immense benefits for our skin. Considering we spend up to eight hours a night with our face on our pillows, the choice if fabric is of paramount importance. Cotton can often ‘grab’ the skin resulting in the formation of lines and creases. Silk, due to its soft surface means there is little to no friction when our heads move on the pillow. This can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and potentially reduce the formation of further ones.
Silk can also help keep moisture close to your skin and can help your skin stay more hydrated than many fabrics on the market. Silk has a protein structure and contains many amino acids in common with the human body. These can help to moisturise and penetrate the skin, aiding in absorption and skin hydration.
Beneficial for sensitive or acne prone skin
Silk can also be beneficial for people with sensitive skin. Silk pillowcases are gentler on the skin of people with sensitive skin or acne, compared to the rigidity of cotton. The friction from cotton on acne-prone skin can create more inflammation, potentially making a skin condition worse.
Silk is 100% natural and hypo-allergenic. It is produced from domesticated silk worms that are bred and raised in captivity. They are often pampered throughout their life, helping to produce a fine silk fiber with little chemical exposure. In contrast, most other fabrics are produced using chemically intensive methods that require pesticides, herbicides and other chemical treatments.
Benefits for your Hair
Do you ever go the bed with immaculate hair, only to wake up the next morning looking like you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards? Another benefit of silk pillows is that the silk reduces the ‘morning bed head’ The natural properties of silk, including its smooth surface, can help reduce friction on your hair and can help those smooth tresses stay that way.
Silk is naturally hypoallergenic meaning it has a natural resistance to dust mites, fungus and mold, in addition to a number of other allergens.
Considering the benefits of Silk Pillowcases, this could be one of the best investments you make in your beauty regime this year. Our Belledorm, 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcases are now available to buy in store at Better Bedding, Sean Mulvoy Rd, Galway, or online below.