Silk is such a smooth and luxurious fabric. It doesn’t tug at your skin like cotton. Less pulling and friction helps reduce strain on the skin, therefore minimizing those annoying morning sleep creases that us side and stomach sleepers get and ultimately preventing wrinkles! Don't believe us, check out this article in Prevention Magazine.
When we hear the words “oil” & “moisture” many of us get nervous, right? It’s important to understand that our skin has natural oils that it produces. Sleeping on fabrics like cotton will deplete our skin of these natural nutrients because they are prone to absorb moisture. The good news? Silk doesn’t do this! Silk keeps your skin more hydrated. This can be especially helpful to those that suffer from dry skin. Every little bit helps! Another really amazing point to this new-found moisture retention is that all those expensive skincare products we put on our face at night, actually stay there! Silk pillowcases are REALLY better for your skin, New York Times says so too.
If you suffer from dust related allergies, you’ll want to listen up. Silk is hypoallergenic, meaning that it prevents dust accumulation and keeps pests, like dust mites, at bay. How does this all work? Silk is produced by silk worms. The silk worm’s cocoon protects it from natural threats like dust mites, mold and fungus. Because the manufacturing process of silk doesn’t use harmful chemicals, it allows the silk to keep these defensive traits.
Because of all the benefits listed above, silk can be amazingly beneficial in reducing blemishes. Silk is gentle, reducing friction against the skin which ultimately reduces irritations. Though it’s not proven or tested that silk makes acne disappear, it has been known to show improvement. Its hypoallergenic qualities fight against toxins that get absorbed into the skin too. It is not a cure-all, but more of an essential element to your skincare routine. Read our feature in Bustle Magazine.