Why You Need To Invest In A Silk Pillowcase

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By Shilpa Bhim

Do you want to know the best kept secret to waking up with glorious, un-creased, skin and hair that’s not a knotty, flyaway mess? 

The answer is silk. That’s right, this beautiful fabric in a pillowcase form will have you looking and feeling fabulous every day of the week.

It may sound a little luxe, but it is so worth the investment, and beats those old cotton pillowcases that you’ve been using since forever. But we wouldn’t expect you to just take our word for it, Zovers.

We’ve rounded up the benefits of silk for your skin, hair and overall wellbeing to highlight why you need a silk pillowcase in your life right now.

SAY GOODBYE TO WRINKLES 

Silk is not your average fabric, that’s for sure! 

Because silk is so smooth, it doesn’t pull or crease your skin while you sleep. Since there is less friction on your skin, compared to a cotton pillowcase, silk pillowcases help prevent the formation of wrinkles on your face over time.

A silk pillowcase can also help to reduce the effects of eczema and rosacea thanks to the lack of friction.

Your skin restores and repairs itself while you sleep, and a silk pillowcase helps you to maximise that process (in addition to a killer skincare routine and a healthy diet).

LOCK IN YOUR SKINCARE PRODUCTS

Silk is made up of tightly woven fibers which help to keep moisture close to the skin, according to Houston based dermatologist Jennifer Peterson.  

Because silk keeps moisture close to the skin, it also helps to lock your skincare products in, rather than soaking them up (saving you money by not wasting your skincare and ensuring your skincare is able to do its thing on your skin).

 Overall, a silk pillowcase supports better hydration of the skin, and we all know that hydration is key to youthful, glowy skin!

BETTER FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN

A silk pillowcase won’t clear your acne, but it will help!

Since silk locks in moisture and doesn’t soak up all your skincare products, a silk pillowcase will help reduce build-up on your face. This helps to reduce breakouts and the spread of existing acne across your skin.

HELLO, LUSCIOUS LOCKS!

In the same way that silk works wonders for your skin overnight, it’s also the key to smooth and knot free hair in the morning. 

Silk’s ability to reduce friction and lock in moisture means you’re way less likely to wake up to a frizzy, knotty halo of hair every morning.

If you’re wanting to maintain a hairstyle or a blow out, silk has also got you covered. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase means oil or grease won’t build up in your hair as much (since silk doesn’t soak up products and oils) and the lack of friction will keep your perfectly styled tresses in place – yaaaaas!   

KEEP YOUR TEMPERATURE IN CHECK

Yes, silk really is a magical fabric. 

It has natural thermal regulating properties (aka, wicking moisture, like activewear) which helps it to adjust to and maintain your body temperature. When it’s hot, silk absorbs and transfers excess heat and when it’s cold the air captured between the silk threads keeps heat inside. 

No matter what the season, a silk pillowcase will help you to stay cool when it’s hot and stay warm when it’s cold, helping you to sleep well throughout the night and supporting your health and wellbeing.

IT SAVES YOU MONEY IN THE LONG RUN

That’s right, you may end up saving money on skincare, haircare and a ton of coffee thanks to the multitude of benefits of sleeping on a silk pillowcase!

Silk keeps you feeling and looking good, need we say more? So what are you waiting for, Zovers?! Invest in your skin, hair and overall wellbeing with the help of a silk pillowcase

As always, feel free to share your thoughts on and experiences with silk pillowcases with us via the little icon on your right, via Instagram or email us!

 

Shilpa is a freelance health, beauty and travel writer from Melbourne, Australia. You can keep up with her adventures over at @skb.ontherun and check out her latest articles here.


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