Benefits of Sleeping on Silk
The average person sleeps 8 hours a day which means that the average person spends one-third of their life sleeping.
So, wouldn't you want to preserve your skin and hair while sleeping? If you do, it's time to consider sleeping on a silk pillowcase. Silk pillowcases are now becoming a must-have staple for beauty-savvy men and women.
Silk's natural protein fibers are smoother and less absorbent than other fibers which makes it the ideal fabric to lay your head upon. Silk reduces sleep creases on your face and neck.
Your skin is able to slide rather than the pulling and tugging that other fabrics will exert on your skin.
Since silk is a non-absorbent fabric, it allows your facial skin to breathe, keeps in moisture, and allows your nightly skin products to stay on your face.
So, if you’re someone who wears products on your face at night, this is excellent news! Silk is quite cool to the touch which means it reduces the amount you perspire at night. This, in turn, lessens bacterial build-up (aka will help keep acne at bay). 'Beauty sleep' is the perfect phrase that expresses the benefits a silk pillowcase can provide for you!
Silk is also beneficial for hair as it prevents bedhead (tangles and frizz).
All other fabrics are harsher and roughen and tug at your hair, making those dreadful tangles. Sleeping on silk also stimulates hydration which, in turn, results in shinier hair. You will notice how much smoother your hair feels after your nights' slumber and even your blowout's will last longer! Hooray!
Regulating Body Heat
Silk is a natural heat regulator. Heat is retained during cold temperatures and redundant heat is shed during warm temperatures. Silk will keep your skin cool in the summer and warm in the winter which will result in the correct body temperature.
How to Find the proper silk pillowcases?
A proper silk pillowcase should always be 100% Pure Mulberry Silk. Most silk comes from silkworms fed mulberry leaves.
In some cases, silk is made with other methods. Avoid this type of silk.
Mulberry leaves have been used for thousands of years to produce the most lavish, finest, and strongest silk quality on the market. When looking for a silk pillowcase, you want Mulberry silk.
Next, you need to know the weight of the silk weave, known as the 'momme.' This weight should be within a range of 19 to 23.
Without the declaration of the momme weight, you should look elsewhere since you will have no measure to evaluate the quality of the silk. Prices range, depending on the purity and momme, between $35-$90 per piece. Basic Purity has a 21 Momme weight which is the best balance of quality, aesthetics, and affordability. Check out the perfect pillowcase for your beauty sleep here
BTW sleeping on silk is highly addictive! I even pack mine while traveling :)