Our silk pillowcases are loved and lauded by many, including board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Shire. Dr. Shire has given Fishers Finery silk pillowcases to all his post-op patients since 2018—why? After researching and trying several different brands, he determined that our silk pillowcases are "the best value and the best quality product" he could find.
4 Reasons Why Our Best-Selling Silk Pillowcases Are Doctor Recommended
No one spends more time studying faces than Dr. James Shire, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Find out why he recommends our 25 momme silk pillowcases to prevent wrinkles, promote skin hydration, and fight acne—and even goes one step further, saying they're "an ideal material to sleep on." Plus, he gives one to every post-op patient.
We hate to break it to you, but if you're a side or stomach sleeper using a cotton pillowcase, you're giving yourself wrinkles. Sleeping face down on a rough surface like cotton (or satin!) compresses your face for long hours at a time, contributing to fine lines and sleep wrinkles. And although Dr. Shire says that "in a perfect world, we would all sleep with our head elevated on our back," he's also a realist, acknowledging "it's not a perfect world." But don't lose hope! There is an option for you—silk pillowcases. "Silk is the best solution if people are going to be sleeping on their face." Because silk is nonabrasive, "it won't create wrinkles."
Another reason silk pillowcases benefit your skin is that they keep your skin hydrated. Skin can retain more moisture instead of it getting absorbed into your sheets and pillows. Traditional cotton pillowcases are highly absorbent, meaning when you sleep, you're saying goodbye to your natural oils and skincare products and serums. Take it from Dr. Shire "silk helps hydrate the skin—it doesn't draw the oils that we naturally have in our skin. And if you use skincare, it doesn't pull those off the skin like cotton." With a silk pillowcase, your pricey nighttime products (and your own facial oils) stay where they're meant to—on your face, not your pillowcase.
Your cotton pillowcase is undermining your skin's fight for proper hydration. Besides creating tight, dry skin, Dr. Shire says that your cotton pillowcase might actually be causing your acne. "One of the thoughts about acne is that your skin is too oily. The problem is more that your skin is dry, and your body is trying to make more oil to correct that. Well, if you're on a cotton sheet or a cotton pillowcase, that's pulling the moisture that your body is really looking for and actually making the acne worse." To combat moisture loss, he recommends adding something to your routine that's "more hydrating to the skin and [can] prevent the loss of hydration," like a silk pillowcase. "Our patients that do have acne really find a great benefit from it."
In the same way silk pillowcases benefit your skin, they do wonders for your hair. "Silk pillowcases are great for your hair because it prevents the drying of the hair and the frizziness when you wake up." Silk has a super smooth texture which allows hair to glide over its surface without any friction—whereas cotton has a rougher surface and causes hair strands to fray. Plus, just like cotton pillowcases strip your face of its natural oils (and your nighttime products), the same is true for your hair. Meanwhile, a silk pillowcase "preserves the moisture and maintains the hydration" of your hair.
"I recommend Fishers Finery silk pillowcases to my patients."
Dr. Shire has given Fishers Finery silk pillowcases to his post-op patients since 2018. After doing his research and trying several different brands, he determined that our silk pillowcases are "the best value and the best quality product" he could find at 25 momme. In fact, he said, "the quality was better than even some of the more expensive pillowcases" he had tried.