We all know that one person who wakes up with beautiful, dewy skin and shiny hair and when asked what their beauty secret is, they swear by silk pillowcases and eye masks claiming them as absolute game-changers. You’ve all heard of them. You know that the benefits associated with these products are plenty, claimed by experts and dermatologists everywhere. And, now you’re curious. Listed below are some of the benefits, and we’ve left it up to you to decide if silk pillowcases and eye masks should be the newest members of your nighttime beauty routine.
1. Prevents wrinkles
The pulling and tugging motion between your face and pillow leads to sleep lines and wrinkles the next morning. It has been said that switching to silk, however, a smooth surface with very little friction, can reduce this effect in the long run.
2. Keeps skin hydrated
Cotton is highly absorbent which means it pick up dirt and oil from your skin, and when you sleep on the same pillowcase night after night, it can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Silk's super-smooth texture is gentler on the skin and thus may be a better choice for people with acne or sensitive skin. Silk is less apt to absorb the natural oils from your skin allowing it to stay moisturized and hydrated through the night. That makes silk pillowcases also great for anyone with dry skin.
3. Tames frizz
When you toss and turn at night, the friction created on regular pillowcases can damage the hair follicle and lead to shedding resulting in less shine and more frizz. Thanks to silk’s frictionless surface, and its similarity in structure to your hair, hair glides over it without any friction, maintaining the integrity of the hair shaft which means you'll be less likely to wake up with frizzy hair, tangles, or bedhead.
4. Keeps hair healthy
Cotton is more porous than silk, so traditional pillowcases absorb moisture from your hair, while silk leaves that hydration right where it belongs: in your hair.
5. Regulates temperature
Silk doesn’t conduct heat, helping you maintain the correct body temperature unlike cotton, which absorbs moisture. Not only does it wick moisture away to keep you dry and cool on hot nights, it also retains heat on cold nights.
How to choose the best silk pillowcase?
If you're ready to invest in a silk pillowcase, a proper silk case should be 100 percent Mulberry silk which is silk’s equivalent of Egyptian cotton. The momme, or weight of the silk weave, should be around 22. Here at GG, we’ve got you covered with natural, powerful & enriching pure silk products from Artem Luxe. Their silk has been developed and refined at their sustainable sericulture for over 15 years and brings a perfect combination of softness, thickness, durability, and shine.
Finally, think of silk products as the cherry on top for an already established routine, where they aren’t the ultimate solution for every issue you have but nonetheless provides some benefits. Sticking to a good skin and hair care routine, making sure you're removing all makeup before bed, and using safe, non-irritating products should be at the core of your routine.