Your face has more contact with your pillowcase than any other fabric, so if your interested in looking after your skin, have a think about what material you sleep on.....
If you find you have dry, irritated, cracked or wrinkly facial skin, it might be your cotton pillowcase which is creating this.. or it’s certaintly not helping!!
Cotton drags out expensive facial creams, moisture and the bodies own natural oil from the skin. We need these oils on our skin to keep it plump and supple, sleeping on silk promotes this.
Silk has one of the lowest absorption rates of all fabrics meaning it’s the best option for helping your face maintain its natural hydration.
Jennifer Peterson, MD, a dermatologist at the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Houston says, “When you wake up after sleeping on a silk pillowcase, your face will be better hydrated than if you slept on cotton”, making it beneficial for both eczema and dry skin sufferers.
As a bonus “hydrated, plump skin cells show fewer lines (wrinkles) and add more luminosity than dehydrated skin cells.”
Here are some points on WHY sleeping on silk is so important if you care for your skin:
- Silk has naturally occurring amino acids, keeping your skin healthy and smooth.
- Your head is heavy, your face pushing up against a cotton pillowcase will create ‘sleep wrinkles’ and these can worsen existing creases. Sleeping on silk prevents these as your face will glide on the material, not tug against it!
- Sleeping on silk is the best option after any facial surgery because its naturally healing and soft.
- Most women buy creams, ointments, lotions and masks to help slow the signs of ageing – these will end up being sucked out if you sleep on cotton! Some of these ‘beauty potions’ can be incredibly expensive! You don’t want to be feeding your pillowcase your creams, they are made for your face!
If you think about the fiture of your skin and you want to look after it as best as you can, seriously think about investing in an 100% luxurious 22 momme Mulberry silk, Silky Kisses pillowcase. Sleeping on these will retain your face's moisture and keep your skin looking younger and more radiant!
Make this affordable luxury a beauty basic. You won't just be helping your own skin, but you'll be effecting someone else's life. All the profit from the sale of these pillowcases is forwarded onto Women’s and Childrens charities in need. Silky Kisses is currently focusing on The Fistula Foundation, for women suffering with obstetric fistula.
Make the change today, invest in a Silky Kisses pillowcase here!
Everyday Health, ‘7 surprising benefits of silk’, 22/12/2011, viewed 20/5/2013, http://www.everydayhealth.com/skin-and-beauty-pictures/surprising-benefits-of-silk.aspx#/slide-3
Ape to Gentleman, ‘The extraordinary benefits of a silk pillowcase’, 17 march 2011, viewed on 20 may 2011, http://www.apetogentleman.com/product-reviews/the-extraordinary-benefits-of-a-silk-pillowcase/
Yahoo voices, ‘Top three reasons why women should use silk pillowcases’, 23 December 2009, viewed on 20 May 2013, http://voices.yahoo.com/top-three-reasons-why-women-silk-pillowcases-5121719.html