No Silk Pillowcase, No Skincare
Updated: Nov 24, 2019
Silk pillowcases are a vital part of your skincare regimen.
Since I was 14, I always used satin or silk pillowcases and my skin was never better. I then got into luxury cotton bed sheets and noticed my skin changing. Last year, I went back to using silk pillow cases and I am so happy! I regret those years that I didn’t use silk pillowcases.
Now, I'll take a step away from my personal experience and come back to some facts. We spend a third of our lives in our beds. We invest so much in our skincare products and especially in our night cream. However, when we sleep on cotton pillow cases regardless of how great of a quality it is or how many threads it has, not only factors into the loss of elasticity of our skin due to the friction and pressure on our facial skin but almost all our products get absorbed into our pillow cases while we are asleep.
In other words (said bluntly) is it really worth purchasing $1,000 night cream when majority of it gets absorbed into your pillowcase? Nah, so a silk pillow case is a must! It keeps your products where it needs to be on your hair and skin.
Silk pillowcases, isn’t just a fashion or luxury choice. It should be a mandatory “product” in our everyday routine! It help reduce the pressure as your skin glides on the sheet, significantly reduces the absorption of our products into your sheet and helps reduce stretching and tugging of our delicate facial skin and hair.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SILK AND SATIN
In short, both have the same benefit however, one is natural material produced from silk worm and the other is synthetic material produced from silk-like fibers to enhance the look and feel of the material. From personal experience, the satin is more slippery. So you got a high chance of loosing your pillow in the middle of the night.
DIFFERENCE KIND OF SILKS
Mulberry silk is the highest quality silk you can purchase on the market. It is natural, order less and hypoallergenic. The silk larvae from Mulberry silk are fed with mulberry leaves and are usually monitored in a controlled environment as they weave the silk fibers themselves to make sure the silk fibers are rounder, finer, smoother and lighter compared to other types of silk in the world. Mulberry silk fibers are also extremely strong, making them very durable.
Charmeuese silk, on the hand, is a silk fabric made with a particular way of weaving, which has a satin like finish. It is very shiny on the front and dull at the back. Charmeuse silk can be made from all kinds of different silk including Mulberry silk and is often used on products that does not require showcasing of both sides of the fabric. This kind of silk however can some sometimes be made of 100% silk and others can be made of polyester. So before purchasing charmeuese silk make sure its made from 100% silk.
SILK PILLOWCASE BRAND
There are many brands. I would go for any brand that sells Mulberry silk such as Jasmine Silk or LilySilk, however if you are looking for one specific brand, I would go for the SlipSilk™ (oh and by the way this was not a sponsored statement). Slip Silk Pillowcases have "shown to adsorb significantly less face cream & create 43% less friction"
I do hope that this was helpful. If you have any questions send me an email or send me a DM directly on my Instagram.