Best Beauty Sleep
The Pillowcase Battle of Silk vs Cotton
The importance of adequate “beauty” sleep is a well-known and accepted fact. Being well rested is beneficial to the ultimate vitality of your skin and to your own overall wellness as a whole. An appropriate amount of uninterrupted sleep should be a goal for all.
So if how much sleep we get is important, what about how we sleep? Or more particularly, what we sleep on?
Many praise the practice of sleeping on a silk pillowcase. Silk has many beneficial properties such as a natural resistance to fungus, mold, and dust mites, as it is hypoallergenic. It is said that sleeping on a silk pillowcase will help keep your skin and even your hair smoother and more hydrated and thereby healthier, and that can help reduce the appearance of creases and wrinkles on your face.
The benefits to choosing a silk pillowcase are amplified in the case of someone with sensitive skin. In particular, in the battle of Silk vs Cotton, silk is hands down the best choice. Silk is a great option for someone with sensitive skin because it is much easier on the skin than cotton.
In addition, silk is preferred over cotton because cotton tends to draw moisture away from your skin and hair while you sleep. Think of the consistent and quality skin care regimen you fastidiously execute. What a shame to have the cream you just applied to your face be absorbed into your cotton pillowcase, instead of your skin as intended.
Losing your creams and lotions to your pillowcase, instead of your skin could potentially cause skin dryness and irritation. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase means less moisture will be taken from your skin and hair while you sleep, saving your hair from breakage and your skin from irritation while you sleep.
So, while sleeping on a silk pillowcase will not prevent the inevitable onset of wrinkles that come with age, it will definitely aid in hair and skin hydration, making it a benefit in your quest for your best possible skin.
As always, the best advice for the healthiest skin is a good quality skin care routine, removal of all makeup before sleep, adequate hydration and avoidance of sun exposure… BUT, in addition to that, your skin will thank you if you choose to add in the benefit of sleeping on a soft silk pillowcase.