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Silk pillowcase benefits

Silk Pillowcase Benefits That Might Surprise You

Have you ever slept on a silk pillowcase?

Silk bedding has become more popular lately, with more and more people like beauty experts and bloggers extolling silk pillowcase benefits in particular.

15 Silk Pillowcase Benefits

 

  • Machine washable at 30 degrees
  • Quick drying
  • Bed mite repellant
  • Good quality silk is long lasting
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Hydrating
  • Anti-ageing benefits
  • Cooling in summer
  • Warming in winter
  • Less absorbent than cotton
  • Feels luxurious to sleep on
  • Non-flammable
  • Reduces hair frizz

 

A 100% Mulberry silk pillowcase has added beauty benefits like reducing fine lines and wrinkles. As you move around in your sleep cotton fabric catches your hair resulting in you waking up with frizzy hair. Silk allows your hair and skin to glide over the pillow so when you wake up you don’t have frizzy bed head.

Why choose a silk pillowcase?

Simply wash the silk pillowcase in the washing machine

Washing Your Pillowcase

One of the first questions often raised by those considering a silk pillowcase concerns keeping it clean. People imagine that a silk pillowcase is easily damaged and therefore must be hand washed, but this simply isn’t the case. Silk bedding can be machine washed at 30 degrees – and usually dries far more quickly than its cotton counterpart, too. 

Silk is also surprisingly robust. It is strong as well as super soft, and even repels night-time nasties, such as bed mites or other creepy-crawlies. If you don’t want to share your bed with unwanted guests, a silk pillowcase is a must.

Washing Your Pillowcase

One of the first questions often raised by those considering a silk pillowcase concerns keeping it clean. People imagine that a silk pillowcase is easily damaged and therefore most be hand washed, but this simply isn’t the case. Silk bedding can be machine washed at 30 degrees – and usually dries far more quickly than its cotton counterpart, too. 

Silk is also surprisingly robust. It is strong as well as super soft, and even repels night-time nasties, such as bed mites or other creepy-crawlies. If you don’t want to share your bed with unwanted guests, a silk pillowcase is a must.

Simply wash in the washing machine

Skin Care Benefits Of Sleeping On A Silk Pillowcase

Silk is naturally hypoallergenic. It is also reported to provide relief for those with skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, and because it is so gentle on the skin it can be very beneficial for those who are undergoing chemotherapy and have very sensitive skin as a result of their treatment.

As well as being gentle on the skin, silk can help to hydrate it, too – which can reduce the cost of face creams and other skincare potions. Plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests that sleeping on a silk pillowcase can minimise the signs of ageing, and give silk fans a youthful, glowing complexion.

Skin care benefits of using a silk pillowcase

Cooler Nights

Silk is so soothing to sleep on, and it’s not only renowned for its anti-ageing properties and gentleness. It can also help to control, and reduce, hot flushes. Ladies who have reached a certain point in their lives love silk because it can help to get them through the night without waking up because of feeling too hot.

In fact, silk can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture, which can really help those who suffer from night sweats that can be due to hormones, medication or other health-related reasons.

The natural cooling properties of silk

Sleep On Pure Luxury

Putting skin and hair care benefits to one side for a moment, consider the pure luxury of sleeping on silk. Silk looks the part – it has a very becoming satin sheen to its surface, making it look just as luxurious as it feels.

Then, there’s the actual feeling of high quality, pure silk on the skin. Once people have experienced sleeping on silk, they often report having no intention of ever going back to cotton or man-made fabrics, which they often describe as ‘scratchy’ or ‘rough’ in comparison.

A silk pillowcase can keep you warmer in winter

Winter Warmth

So silk is cool in summer or for those experiencing hot flushes or night sweats, but how about when the weather is colder? Well, silk is also great at retaining warmth, which can help to minimise waking up in the night due to feeling chilly. This unique quality may also even help to keep down those heating bills, too.

If things get really heated, though, and a fire breaks out, silk will help to protect you. It is naturally non-flammable, so there will be no spreading like wildfire because of silk bed linen, unlike many other furniture and soft furnishing items found around the home.

Friction And Hair Frizz

Sleeping on silk reduces friction, which has implications for haircare. Friction is often to blame when it comes to split ends, and it doesn’t help those who are prone to frizz, either. Those with Afro Caribbean hair, in particular, can benefit from sleeping on silk, as it tends to help keep those tiny, tight curls under control.

It’s not only afro hair that can be tamed by sleeping on silk, though. Plenty of other people struggle to smooth their frizzy hair, too. Sleeping on silk, rather than a rougher fabric, can help to keep hair silky-smooth, too – leaving silk pillowcase owners more time to do things other than wield their GHDs or spend a fortune on salon blow dries.

Sleeping on silk reduces hair frizz

The Worlds Best 100% Mulberry Silk

So you’re convinced, and decide to go ahead and order yourself a silk pillowcase to two. What do you choose? Is all silk made equal? The answer, of course, is no. Silk can vary tremendously in quality. So how do you know what to look for?

There are two main factors. One is the weave. A charmeuse weave is the best weave used in making silk because it gives such a smooth and lustrous surface. This is all the better to rest sensitive skin or flyaway, frizzy hair on because it reduces friction.

The other thing to consider is the ‘momme’ count. Like a thread count as applied to cotton, the momme count gives an indication of the thickness of the material. A higher momme count is generally better, with 22 being the absolute ideal for bedlinen.

At Calidad Home, we only use charmeuse 19 & 22 momme 100% Mulberry silk. The most luxurious silk you can buy.

100% Mulberry Silk
So What Are The Main Benefits Of A Silk Pillowcase?
  • Machine washable at 30 degrees
  • Quick drying
  • Bed mite repellant
  • Long lasting
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Hydrating
  • Anti-ageing
  • Cooling in summer
  • Warming in winter
  • Absorbent
  • Luxurious
  • Non-flammable
  • Reduces frizz
  • Reduces split ends

 

The very best silk is:

  • Charmeuse weave
  • 22 momme count
  • 100% Mulberry

 

If you like the sound of all this, why not try sleeping on luxury silk for yourself? It’s a small price to pay for enjoying so many nights of comfortable, luxurious beauty sleep, as well as smoother skin and hair. We have a range of colours to choose from including 100% Mulberry white silk pillowcases.