With roughly 1/3 of our day spent in bed, what you sleep on can have as much of an impact on you as when you sleep. While naturally a great mattress and pillows are key, we’re currently more focused on analyzing the best sheets to sleep on and to what extent they can actually impact us. In particular, we’ve turned our eye to silk pillowcases as seemingly these days our Instagram feed is flooded with them. So can a silk pillowcase actually benefit you?
Unless you’re a back sleeper and seldom move throughout the night, chances are your face will come into contact with your pillow. Depending on the material of your pillowcase, this often means you may wake up with creases on your face. Over time this wear and tear on the skin can lead to premature aging. But investing in a silk pillow will eliminate this problem. Silk helps to keep your skin smooth and youthful by not impacting it while you sleep. Silk also helps to retain the moisture in your skin.
For anyone familiar with bed-head, you know the frustration of waking up with a birds nest on your head. Fortunately, a silk pillowcase can help to keep your wild tresses under control. Silk may also help to reduce friction that can lead to damaged hair and split ends.
Reduces Puffiness & Redness
Sleeping on a silk pillow may lead to your face retaining less water overnight, which can lead to puffiness. Silk isn’t as abrasive on the skin as other materials so in turn can lead to less redness in the morning too.
Silk has properties in it that make it resistant to dust mites, mold, fungus, and other allergens. However, in order to attain these benefits, it’s important to buy a pillow that is 100% Mulberry silk.
Silk naturally regulates heat so as your body temperature fluctuates throughout the night, silk will adapt. Silk becomes warmer in cool temperatures and cooler in warm temperatures.
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