What makes a silk pillowcase better than cotton or other fabrics?
We get the feeling that you’re the kind of sleepy head who already knows that you would benefit from a silk pillowcase, but here are a few more reasons just in case...
Let’s take a mini (quasi) science lesson to sort the fact from the fiction straight up. No, our pillowcases aren’t going to end any wars, cure cancer or stop the pandemic. But, they will stop the cotton fabric of your current pillowcase from creating friction with your face, which leads to face creases. Sure, you might see this in the morning as part-time creases that will go away soon. But we’ve got bad news for you. Those part time creases turn into full time wrinkles (gasp!) over time. Instead, get ready to press your face against a smooth surface that you can glide along with ease, no matter how much you toss and turn. Hello unintentional anti aging, how nice of you to join us!
Not to mention, cotton is a sneaky little bugger who loves to steal all the good bits from your face creams (how rude!) while you sleep. It’s also a super absorbent material so it tends to pick up oil and dirt from your skin, which can cause clogged pores and breakouts.
Silk’s smooth texture means that it is less apt to absorb moisture from your skin, letting your coveted face serums and creams actually stay on your face. While your skin cells go into deep repair mode, your face stays hydrated throughout the night.
Ciao blemishes, buon giorno clear skin!
If we told you there was a simple solution to frizzy, dull and tangled hair, you would want to know about it, right?
Cotton has a coarse texture so it tends to grab your hair and twist it at the root throughout the night while you’re snoring away, blissfully unaware of the damage being caused. This can lead to damaged hair follicles, split ends, less shine, more frizz and the dreaded bedhead.
Silk material has a smoother surface which allows your hair to glide effortlessly over the pillowcase. This helps to reduce friction on your hair which means smoother locks, less tangles, hydrated hair and fewer split ends.
Bye bye bedhead!
Keep things clean where it counts. And your face definitely counts.
Let’s imagine this is a boxing match (humour us) and in one corner you have cotton which accumulates lots of dust, bacteria and fungi over time which can lead to skin problems and allergies. In the other, you’ve got silk, which is a naturally hypoallergenic material, making it more resistant to dust mites and other allergens.
We know which one we would be putting our bets on..
For keeping cool:
Our pillowcases might not win you any street cred with the linen lovers crowd, but it will certainly help you stay cool overnight. You’ll no longer need to wake up in the middle of the night to flip your pillow over to the “cold side”. Silk is a naturally temperature-regulating and breathable fabric which will keep you comfortable, no matter what the season is.