Being a busy working mum there's nothing I value more these days than a good night's sleep and let me tell you, anything that is natural that can work to smooth out my skin and hair while I'm sleeping - with zero effort - has my attention. I'm talking about the incredible benefits of sleeping on pure Mulberry silk! That's right, changing the fabric you tuck yourself into every night can change the way you sleep and provide many other benefits like anti-ageing.
What are the benefits of choosing silk over the more standard choice of cotton?
If you wake up with visible creases on your face from your regular pillow, then this is another reason to try a silk alternative. Silk pillowcases can leave you with less puffy skin in the morning and may help smooth those wrinkles that form overnight. They don't pull or crease your skin while you sleep and they feel smooth and soft. Silk pillowcases help maintain the texture of your skin over time, with no effort at all!
2. Smooth, beautiful hair
This luxurious fabric has been said to work wonders on your hair. Especially if yours is prone to being knotty, static or frizzy! Sleeping on a regular cotton pillow will tug on your hair and make these problems worse, whereas a silk pillow will allow your hair to slide easily as you sleep. This helps elongate your blow dry and is perfect for girls with curly hair who want to keep their wild hair tamed!
3. Moisturising skin
I know what you may be thinking – how can a pillowcase moisturise my skin? Well they work by being less absorbent than your regular pillow, meaning that your night creams or oils will soak into your skin and not into your pillow. This is a great tip for those of us with dry, dehydrated skin!
4. Reduce skin irritation
Specific types of silk have antimicrobial properties which doesn't irritate sensitive skin conditions.
5. Cools down hot flashes
For women going through menopause, there's nothing more familiar than the feeling of a sudden hot flash, caused by fluctuating hormones. Opting for silk pyjamas or sheets is a great breathable and light option to cool down at night.
Here on Nourished Life we have beautiful silk pillowcases made from Peace Silk which are kinder to the mulberry silk moths.
Life Basics Peace Silk Pillowcases
This gorgeous silk pillowcase comes in black and white. The simple, classic design of these pillowcases are not overbearing but the super soft silk means that they are an extremely luxurious option for sleeping on. This pillowcase is hypoallergenic, breathable and regulates your body temperature as you sleep to ensure you wake up looking your best with hydrated, crease-free skin and smooth, frizz-free hair. The anti-absorbent properties I touched on earlier can leave your skin more moisturised and looking plumper when you wake up in the morning. A pillowcase that minimises fine lines, leaves hair looking smooth and helps you get the best night sleep? Count me in!