Healthy Sleep

How sleeping on a silk pillowcase can improve your skin and hair

Your skin and hair need beauty sleep to be kept smooth and glowy. But did you know a silk pillowcase could be a great boost to your daily beauty routine?

Silk Benefits on the Skin

Being the smoothest natural fibre on the planet, silk significantly reduces the friction between the textile and your skin.

A lot of skin problems, including acne, crease, sensitivity, redness and dryness, are caused or amplified by pressing and rubbing the skin against rough textiles of a pillowcase throughout the night.

When you switch from a regular pillowcase to a silk one, you’ll immediately notice your skin gliding on the pillow rather than rubbing against it. Due to the minimal friction between the silk and the skin, a silk pillowcase does not create any damage to delicate facial skin. This means you do not need to avoid pressing or squishing your face into the pillow and can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in the position you feel the most comfortable, without worrying about waking up with sleep creases in your face.

Apart from minimum friction, silk pillowcases are also hypoallergenic, allowing people with sensitive skin to also benefit from this beauty sleep secret weapon. Dirt and germs can easily accumulate on cotton and polyester pillowcases and trigger allergic reactions, whereas silk is the most resistant towards dust and other allergens.

Silk pillowcases can also be the go-to product for dehydrated facial skin.

The smooth, breathable texture of silk pumps your skin with oxygen and retains moisture in the skin.

For skin prone to redness, silk pillowcases help keep the skin at a constant temperature, being warm and cosy in winter and calmingly cool in hot weather. Silk is a natural temperature regulator and can soothe redness or hot flashes and keep the skin moisturised in a dry climate.

READ: A Buyer's Guide to the Best Silk Pillowcase 2019

Silk Benefits on the Hair

The most notable perk is maintaining soft and shiny hair during sleep. Say the long-awaited goodbye to bed head when you get a silk pillowcase, because the smooth texture and minimal friction means your hair will never be frizzy or out of control.

A silk pillowcase can reduce and prevent spilt ends caused by friction and dryness, and your hair will be as soft as a baby’s with your blowout hairstyle still in good shape even after a long night’s sleep.

So instead of spending money like water on expensive skincare and hair-care products, why not invest in a set of silk pillowcases to transform your skin and hair overnight?

Have a look at the Ecosa machine-washable silk pillowcase - it's three times more durable than most silk products on the market. (FIND OUT WHY: ‘A Guide to Washing Your Silk Pillowcases’)

Here's to a pampering and luxurious sleeping experience without a hefty price tag.