We’re partial to silk; keep reading to find out why!
Overview: Top Benefits of Silk Pillowcases
Silk pillowcases provide tons of benefits for your hair, skin and overall health.
Hair: Sleeping on silk reduces tangles and bedhead, keeps frizz at bay and ensures strands stay hydrated.
Skin: The smooth texture of silk reduces facial creases and absorbs less moisture, so your skin stays hydrated and your skincare products stay where they belong.
Health: Silk is naturally hypoallergenic, making it a great option for those with allergies.
The benefits of sleeping on a silk pillowcase include fewer facial creases and less bedhead.
I. Do Silk Pillowcases Really Make a Difference?
First, let’s get one thing out of the way: are silk pillowcases worth the money? While they do typically have a higher price tag than other types of pillowcases (think cotton, polyester and linen), we say yes, they’re well worth it!
Right off the bat, silk pillowcases feel smooth and soft against your skin, giving you a sense of luxury to help you relax. After a long, hard day, that’s really what it’s all about!
Dermatologists, textile experts and beauty gurus alike have also confirmed the benefits of sleeping on silk pillowcases, so we’re not alone on this. By investing in high-quality silk, you can supercharge your beauty sleep—and who doesn’t want that?
II. Beauty Benefits of Silk Pillowcases
We’ve shared some of the key reasons silk pillowcases are so great for your hair and skin in other articles, but check out the recap below.
Cotton and polyester pillowcases are very common, but these fabrics cause friction against your hair as you move around at night. This leads to tangled and frizzy strands, as well as—yep, you guessed it—that dreaded “bedhead” look. In the long-term, your hair can end up brittle and damaged.
The solution? Provide a smooth surface for your hair to glide against with a silk pillowcase. Silk also absorbs less moisture than cotton and other fabrics, so your hair stays hydrated and healthy.
The smooth texture of silk helps your skin stay hydrated and beautiful, too. Ever woken up with creases across your face? They’re all-too-common after 8 hours of pressing your face against a friction-prone fabric. These fine lines can even settle into more permanent wrinkles over time.
Instead, give your skin a gentle surface with a silk pillowcase. This is especially important for acne-prone, dry or sensitive skin, as a rough cotton pillowcase may cause extra irritation. If you’re sleeping on cotton, you also run the risk of your products migrating off your face onto your pillowcase. Since silk absorbs less moisture than cotton and other fabrics, your products stay put and your skin stays hydrated.
III. Health Benefits of Silk Pillowcases
Beyond the beauty benefits of silk pillowcases, making the switch may also improve your overall health.
First, silk naturally adjusts to your body temperature, wicking away moisture (read: sweat) instead of absorbing it. With its cool-to-the-touch-feel, it’s a lightweight fabric you’ll enjoy sleeping on year-round. Combine your silk pillowcase with a cooling mattress, pillow and bedsheets, and you’ll be all set for amazing sleep.
Second, sleeping on silk is a wonderful option for people with allergies. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic, so it’s resistant to dust mites, mold and other allergens. (Of course, don’t forget to regularly wash your silk pillowcase, too.)
Most silk pillowcases also have fewer chemicals; the silkworms used for 100% Mulberry silk, for example, are raised in captivity and fed an exclusive diet of mulberry leaves that aren’t treated with pesticides. Compare this to cotton, as some lesser-quality products are made with chemically-treated crops.
IV. Other Benefits
A final benefit of sleeping on a silk pillowcase is that you can find durable, beautiful options that won’t break the bank. And selecting the best silk pillowcase is easy when you know what to look for. We recommend shopping for a pillowcase that:
Is 100% Mulberry silk
Is 22 momme or higher
Includes extra-durable details, like reinforced stitching
Overall, a silk pillowcase is an investment in a luxurious night’s sleep. At $99 for a high-quality option like the LTN Silk Pillowcase, what more could you ask for? Shop now and select between 7 beautiful colors. And with our free and fast shipping, you’ll get your order fast—so you can slink into silky, super-luxurious sleep faster than ever.