Beauty & Health Benefits of Sleeping on Silk
Silk is often called the ‘Queen of Fibers’ and rightly so; with its unique texture, strength and finish, imitations and man made fibres simply cannot live up to its reputation. If you missed part one of our guide covering everything you need to know about silk and the finer details to look for when investing in it, you can view it here otherwise read on to find out the benefits of sleeping on silk!
What’s the key to youthful, glowing, wrinkle-free skin? Hydration. And that’s exactly what silk provides - instead of sucking up moisture like cotton or other fabrics do, silk helps you retain moisture and any products you use in your night-time skin care routine, so that they can have their fully desired effect. The result is hydrated, plump skin cells over time that show fewer wrinkles and dewy skin since there is fewer dehydrated skin cells present. Unfortunately this doesn't mean you can cut out the water intake and sleep on a silk pillowcase or wear a silk eye mask instead (if only!) but together they can help you achieve a more flawless and healthier looking complexion.
When it comes to hair, how many of us have become tired of frizziness, split ends or general limpness? And to remedy it we go out and buy hoards of oils, serums, shampoos & conditioners, new hairbrushes, hair sprays, anything we think will improve the condition of our hair. But no amount of hair products will be able to ‘fix’ your hair if you’re then going on to sleep on harsh fabrics which reverse the effects of all the products you use as well as cause friction. That’s the difference with silk, the unique texture of our silk pillowcases reduces friction as it’s so smooth and same as with skin, retains moisture in your hair rather than drying it out, leaving you with healthy, shiny locks worthy of hair envy.
Silk bedding has a unique ability to work in sync with our bodies to help us get the best sleep possible. We covered above how silk fibres help us retain moisture, and in terms of our health, for sufferers of skin conditions such as eczema, the amino acids naturally present in silk reabsorb moisture as you sleep so you can wake up in the morning with rejuvenated skin.
If you suffer from allergies related to dust like asthma for example, silk bedding is the perfect environment to keep these at bay. Silk’s naturally hypoallergenic properties are something dust mites hate so you can sleep easy in silk knowing there’s a reduction in the amount of dust mites present, meaning its less likely your allergies will flare up during the night.
Unlike other types of bedding, silk also basically has an inbuilt temperature regulator. It is able to keep you warm when its cold and cool when its warm so its perfect for all seasons and temperatures, no more waking up and flipping your pillow or duvet over to the cool side during those warm summer nights!
In combination, all of these benefits can help you get a bit more shut eye each night and give you a better quality sleep all year round, as well as improving the way your skin and hair looks and how you feel. And it’s a good thing too as the way you function when you’re awake depends on how well you sleep.
- mohammed umarji