We all know the benefits of getting a good nights sleep, but does it matter what we are sleeping on? The answer is YES. Silk pillowcases have been a beauty secret for ages due to the proven benefits for your hair and skin. Dermatologists, plastic surgeons, hair stylists, and beauty experts all recommend this little gem for taking your beauty rest to the next level. Here are reasons why you should invest in a silk pillowcase:
WAKE UP GLOWING
Unlike cotton, which is naturally absorbent, silk helps keep moisture where it belongs. 100% pure silk will ensure that those pricey serums and hair treatments you apply before bed will actually do their job rather than ending up on your pillowcase.
Ever wake up with those odd sleep creases across your face making you look like some character out of Star Trek? Silk allows skin to glide across the pillow rather than pulling and tugging which results in wrinkles. YIKES! It also helps reduce puffiness, redness, and leaves your skin feeling like a babys bum!
Keeping the temperature low while you sleep allows the body to release an anti-aging hormone called melatonin. Pure silk has a natural cooling effect preventing sweat and increasing the release of melatonin so we can all look young forever. Okay, that was slightly exaggerated, but you get the point.
Cotton causes friction and static between your hair and the pillowcase, which results in dry hair and breakage. Long story short, you are reducing split ends and helping your hair retain moisture. Talk about a win win!
SO LONG BED HEAD
We all want to wake up with that perfectly tousled Victorias Secret hair rather than our normal bed head. Silk allows hair to glide, which in turn, means longer lasting blow outs, less styling, and less damage.
There are tons of silk pillowcases on the market but be sure to do your research before making the investment. I went with the ‘Slip‘ 100% pure mulberry silk pillowcase from Nordstrom and I am already seeing the benefits after just 1 week! Let me know if you’ve tried a silk pillowcase in the comments below! Xoxo