Did you know that we spend a third of our lives in bed? That is an insane amount of time. Why not treat yourself to a beauty treatment that works while you are busy catching some zzz’s.
Cotton pillowcases can be quite rough on delicate skin and hair. Cotton is also very absorbent. It can hold up to 27 times its own weight in water and because of this, it draws moisture away from your skin and hair. Did you know that friction from sleeping on a cotton pillowcase actually removes both shine and oil from your hair? If you sleep on a cotton pillowcase chances are that you’ve awoken with a crease across your face after sleeping. I was shocked to learn that in time those creases can actually set in and create premature wrinkles! You may have heard about the benefits of sleeping on satin or silk sheets and pillowcases. Geisha’s sleep on silk as do many Hollywood stars such as Kourtney and Kim Kardashian.
You may have heard about the benefits of sleeping on silk pillowcases from your Grandmother, I know I did. That is because silk is gentler on the hair and skin because of silk’s natural, soft fibers. Geisha’s sleep on silk pillowcases as do many Hollywood stars such as Kourtney and Kim Kardashian. Not only does sleeping on a silk pillowcase restore your hair’s elasticity, it also enhances is smoothness and shine and also prevent future hair loss and breakage. Silk is also naturally hypo-allergenic, dust mite resistant and allows the skin to breathe (unlike satin which sweats). There are SO many benefits!
After reading about all of the benefits I decided to give sleeping on silk a try. I selected a Slip Silk Queen pillowcase in pink. I decided to go with Slip Silk because it is made from mulberry silk with a thickness of 22 momme and doesn’t contain toxic dyes. Slip Silk pillowcases are recommended by dermatologists, hairdressers, plastic surgeons and beauty experts. In fact, Slip silk is so gentle, it allows skin and hair to glide across the surface—protecting and hydrating skin, reducing split ends, and ensuring a longer-lasting blowout.
The result? Sleeping on silk is so comfortable I wish I would have taken my grandmother’s advice sooner. The pillowcase is incredibly soft and stays cool throughout the night-something I absolutely LOVE! Since using the Slip pillowcase I haven’t woken up with any creases on my skin. As for any anti-aging effect–I’ll have to wait to see about that. Where I noticed a big improvement was with my hair. Normally when going to sleep after blow drying my hair I have to spend quite a bit of time in the morning fixing it. However, after sleeping on the Slip pillowcase, my hair is frizz-free (gasp!) and looks as if I hadn’t slept on it at all (hallelujah!). I make sure to handwash my Slip Silk pillowcase to keep it as good as new (it can also be machine washed).
Take my advice and get your beauty sleep with a Slip Silk pillowcase. It is a luxurious gift that keeps on giving night after night.
Slip Silk pillowcases are available at Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, Anthropologie, QVC, Bloomingdales and other fine retailers.
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