There has been a lot of research and many articles written about the benefits of sleeping on a silk pillowcase. Here is what the experts have to say…
“You can avoid waking up with bed head by sleeping on Silk Pillowcases, cotton causes more friction and disrupts the hair cuticles”
– Charles Worthington – London
“Use Silk Pillowcases, they are less likely to attract and catch fragile hair”
“I always sleep on silk so that my skin glides rather than drags across the fabric, reducing the chances of wrinkles – particularly those in the nasal labial fold between mouth and nose”
– Angelica Kavouni – Harley Street Plastic Surgeon Sunday Mail
A lot of doctors advise using Silk Pillowcases after cosmetic surgery – “sleep on pillows covered in Silk Pillowcases”
– Dr Norman Markus
Dr Sobel (New York Magazine’s top Dermatologist five years in a row) gives this advice – “Long the secret of film divas, Silk pillowcases prevents facial skin from creasing during the night and allows the skin to glide along the pillow so the face rests comfortably without placing pressure on creased skin, effectively “ironing in” wrinkles”
– Dr Sobel – Dermatologist
Persistently pressing our faces into a pillow causes trauma to the skin. Over time, this trauma, aggravated by the friction of a cotton pillowcase, can create permanent creases as our collagen breaks down.
– Dr. Dennis Gross – Dermatologist
In 1987 Dr. Stegman’s hallmark work on sleep wrinkles proved that the muscular region of the face known as the “underlying superficial muscular aponeurotic system” (SMAS) was damaged by pillow contact. He found a correlation between the location of the underlying SMAS and sleep lines. This particular manifestation of aging disappears in the morning in teenagers but will persist longer and longer as we age. Many people in their forties and fifties maintain the sleep crease throughout the day. Dr Stegmans conclusion was attempting to change sleep pattern, i.e. sleeping on your back – but this is often more difficult than it sounds as we don’t know how we move in our sleep As there is this correlation between the SMAS and sleep lines it makes sense to sleep on the softest, most purest pillows and pillowcases available and that is silk covered Silk floss filled pillows and silk charmeuse pillowcases.
– Dr. Samuel J. Stegman – Dermatologic Surgeon