10 Benefits of Sleeping on Silk Pillowcases

10 Benefits of Sleeping on Silk Pillowcases

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    When you scroll through the gram or watch any beauty videos, you can see how influencers are ga-ga over silk pillowcases. From crediting their glowing skin to these pillowcases to thanking them for their lustrous curls, silk pillowcases seem to be the talk of the town. So, do you need to invest in one? Does it really give you glowing, healthy skin? Don’t worry, we are here to answer all your questions. Read ahead to know if silk pillowcases are worth the hype!

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    Wrinkle Prevention

    Have you ever woken up and looked at yourself in the mirror to see the imprint of a creased pillow? It is possible when you are a side sleeper. And if you are running late to work, getting rid of this temporary face tattoo is not the easiest. Of course, they disappear in a bit, but when this occurs over and over again, they can cause permanent wrinkles. And nobody wants that! So, when you opt for silk pillowcases, you can prevent this easily as silk doesn’t crease easily and is not stiff.

    Skin-Soothing Relief

    Silk pillowcases come with added benefits to the skin. For those suffering from sensitive skin that’s prone to acne, eczema, or skin irritation, silk pillowcases can help. This is mainly because of the smoothness it offers. A silk pillowcase may be less abrasive in texture.

    They’re easy to care for

    Despite being delicate, silk pillowcases are quite easy to care for. They usually don’t require dry cleaning and can be machine-washed. However, you can always read the care instructions before making a purchase.

    Reduce bed head and split ends

    When we see actresses wake up in movies looking all well-put-together, it looks impossible to be true, isn’t it? If you tend to wake up with bed hair, where your mane seems almost impossible to tame, a silk pillowcase may be your savior. This is because silk offers a smooth surface and avoids any friction. It is great because less friction means fewer split ends.

    A Cleaner Sleep

    Since our face is placed on the pillowcase when side sleeping, it means the sweat, germs, and any bacteria your pillowcase might have harbored come in contact with your skin. Now, while washing your pillowcase once every week is essential, silk is always a better option as it keeps things clean between washes. Silk is also hypoallergenic, which means it can benefit you if you suffer from frequent allergies. And it doesn’t absorb too much moisture when compared to other fabrics.

    The Right Temperature

    Even if you wrap yourself with blankets during your slumber, your body temperature can be different shoulders-up. You may feel sweaty and hot, which may also wake you up. However, with a silk pillowcase, you may be able to change that. Silk comes with moisture-repelling properties and is natural and breathable. So, lying down on a silk pillowcase will regulate the temperature and keep you super cool. Here, you can bid goodbye to sweaty nights.

    Silk can be beneficial for your skin and hair

    It is simple. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can keep your skin healthy and smooth while preventing premature wrinkles. While it may seem like a steep investment, it can be worth it. It also keeps your hair frizz-free and smooth.

    Luxurious Feel

    How can we avoid the luxurious feel? A silk pillowcase can provide a soothing sensation and make a good night’s rest feel luxe. The cool yet smooth texture offers an ideal surface to sleep on.

    Reduce your chemical exposure

    Today, we cannot be sure what is exposed to chemicals and what isn’t. However, with silk, you can be confident because it is produced from domesticated silkworms bred and raised in captivity. They are taken care of and have no predators or no chemicals used.

    Keep your face healthy

    Sleeping on silk pillowcases can be good for your face, and you can end up looking all refreshed. In fact, when your face gets all sweaty, chances are your glow dims a bit, which can be combated with the help of a silk case. 

    Things to Look For In A Silk Pillowcase

    Silk, too, has varied quality, and the benefits can differ. Let’s look at everything you need in your silk pillowcase. 

    Quality 

    You can always opt for the highest quality silk as they are smooth and soft and offer all the benefits of a silk pillowcase. 

    Size 

    Make sure your pillowcase perfectly fits your pillow because you don’t want the case to slip nor should the pillow feel too stuffy.

    Pure Silk 

    Look for pure silk cases and not something that’s blended with other synthetic fiber, as the latter may not offer you all the silk benefits.  

    Color

    You will find various options in the market, so choose one that seamlessly fits your liking. 

    Now you know what are the benefits of using a silk pillowcase. While a silk pillow may seem like a significant investment, it can last for a year or two depending on the quality. It can aid good skin and hair health and also requires less maintenance.

    This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.
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