Could the secret to better skin and hair be as simple as trying a silk pillowcase?
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Your face and hair are in contact with your pillowcase for one third of your life. Think about it. The oils from your hair, residue from makeup, sweat, all of this is absorbed by cotton pillowcases. And most of us wash our sheets once a week. Is it any wonder we have occasional breakouts and facial irritation? Maybe it’s time to add a silk pillowcase to your beauty regime.
There is a reason we say smooth as silk. Cotton causes friction and tugging on your skin. It makes sense that if your pillow glides against your face, rather than tugs on it, you may prevent wrinkles and creases.
Facial Products Stay on your Skin
Cotton absorbs your moisturizers and serums, as well as sweat and oils from your hair. Using a silk pillowcase allows your serums and moisturizers to stay on your skin. Your skin stays more hydrated, even in winter.
If your hair has a tendency to be dry, it will benefit from a silk pillowcase. The smooth texture will help prevent frizz and dry scalp issues. Hair glides across the surface, so you will wake with less tangles, breakage and fewer split ends.
Because silk doesn’t absorb moisture like cotton does, a silk pillowcase can keep you cool and dry all night.
Sensitive Skin Benefits
Silk pillowcases may help those with sensitive skin. Because silk is less abrasive, those with rosacea may notice less redness. Cotton is so absorbent, any hair products you’ve applied during the day can end up getting rubbed against your face. Those hair products can contain many things that are not so good for your skin.
Whether you sleep on your back, toss and turn all night, or sleep on your side with your face ground into your pillow, a silk pillowcase is worth a try. You can find silk pillowcases at many department stores. It’s a small investment with the potential for huge benefits!
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