As skin ages, it stops producing collagen and loses elasticity. This means that when we sleep and put our heads on the pillow, creases can form from the pressure and friction between your skin and the material. “These creases can be gradually ‘ironed in’ over the years, making your skin appear more wrinkled.
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help your skin stay healthy and smooth and can help reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. If you’re only going to invest in one piece of silk bedding to start with, the silk pillowcase provides a lot of benefit for the cost.
Here, check out the benefits of a silk pillowcase:
- Silk fibers are significantly less absorbent than many other materials, so they can help keep your skin’s moisture and expensive face and hair products where they belong on your face and hair, where they can work their anti-aging magic.
- Sleeping on luxury silk pillowcases will help keep that bed head under control. The natural properties of silk, including its smooth surface, can help reduce friction on your hair which often causes damage, like spilt-ends. For your hair, it truly does pay to sleep on a silk pillowcase.
- Silk may present a kinder and cleaner surface for cradling your cheek. Silk pillowcases are gentle on the skin of people with acne or sensitive skin than rough cotton pillowcases.
- Forget always trying to find the right side of the pillow. With silk pillowcases, you don’t have to worry about it being too hot or too cold. Silk is a naturally temperature-regulating and breathable fabric which makes it feel just right no matter what season it is.
- Most types of pillowcases tend to accumulate a considerable about of dust, bacteria, and fungi over time that inevitably transfer onto our faces when we go to bed at night. But with silk, its natural fibers are hypoallergenic, making it more resistant to the accumulation of mold, dirt, and other allergens that could be playing a role in your skin problems.
- Silk fibers are also similar in structure to your hair. This helps keep the hair smooth as it moves across a silky pillowcase. Silk is known to cause less breakage of hair (which can cause split ends) because it is naturally a smoother surface. Cotton is said to make your hair staticky and cause bunching and knots as well. When you turn at night, the friction created on regular pillowcases can damage the hair follicle. That leads to less shine and more frizz.
Reported by Dr. Himani