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Beauty Sleep- The perfect anti aging skincare treatment

Dermatologists and textile experts weigh in on the beauty benefits of silk bedding and silk apparel. 

"Sleeping on natural silk pillowcases will help provide an effective anti aging skin care treatment, locking moisture in and ensuring it stays on your skin"

Anti-Aging Benefits of sleeping in silk

  • Retains moisture Natural silk has the same pH as your skin maintaining its adequate levels of moisture.
  • Breathable and soft Sleeping on silk allows for skin to move freely, gliding across the surface and reducing visible marks upon waking.
  • Maximizes retention of skin treatments Contributes to the retention of beauty treatments in your skin maximizing its benefits.
  • Keeps your hair perfect Silk not only keeps your skin hydrated, it also moisturizes your hair as well. Sleeping on silk allows your hair to glide over the surface.
  • A better night's sleep Silk regulates body temperature throughout the night and is very soft.
  • How silk can help you protect and improve your skin’s health!

    1. Choose Silk Sheets to reduce sweating and sleep through the night.

    Do you wake up in the middle of the night hot, bothered, and bunched up? It’s not you - it’s your sheets. Traditional cotton sheets tend to trap heat which can give your night sweats. This is common in winter when heating units (and bed partners) let off too much heat at night. For women going through menopause, it can be even worse.

    Unfortunately, that nighttime sweating doesn’t only disrupt your sleep - it also causes skin irritations, dry skin, and can worsen certain conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and hives.

    Silk sheets keep you warm in winter without sabotaging your skin (or your sleep). The smooth texture glides against skin, making it the best choice for those with sensitive skin or skin conditions. They’re breathable, which means they keep your temperature balanced and don’t trap heat. If you do end up sweating at night, silk quickly wicks excess moisture to protect your skin and keep you cool.

    2. Wear Silk Pajamas to prevent itching and dry skin.

    Winter is a great time to take relaxing evening baths. But, if you jump out of the tub and into cotton or synthetic pajamas, you’re setting yourself up for dry, itchy, irritated skin. The warm bath opens your pores, and those drying fabrics soak up your skin’s natural moisture and oils.

    Thankfully, silk doesn’t dry skin out like other fabrics. When you wear silk pajamas or nightgowns, you can lock in your skin’s natural moisture and prevent dryness and itching. Plus, they feel incredible after a cleansing evening bath.

    Note: Avoid using body oil right before wearing your silk pajamas, as excess oil on the skin can stain silk fibers. Opt for moisturizing creams and be sure to massage it in thoroughly. Your skin and your silk will thank you!

    3. Use Silk Pillowcases to prevent wrinkles and keep skin nourished.

    If your facial skin tends to get dry or dull-looking in winter, your pillowcases could be to blame. Winter weather is, by nature, more drying to the skin. But, sleeping on cotton or synthetic pillow cases could be drying your skin out even further. These types of fabrics absorb your skin’s natural moisture throughout the night. Over time, this leads to dry, dull skin that is more prone to wrinkles.

    Some people also notice that their acne flares up in winter. Why? Dryness causes the skin to overproduce sebum, a natural oil that helps protect the skin. Too much sebum, however, can quickly clog pores and exacerbate acne.

    If you wake up with new breakouts regularly, it’s time to switch to silk pillowcases. Not only do they leave your natural oils intact, they are antimicrobial which he

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    Can silk pillowcases prevent wrinkles?

    Believe it or not, they can! A smooth surface with very little friction means less tugging on skin than with a traditional cotton pillowcase. We get 'crush wrinkles' from sleeping on our side/face, so we may get less of those when sleeping on silk. Studies show that friction from tossing and turning causes creases in the skin, but a silky smooth surface can reduce that effect in the long run.

    Do silk pillowcases prevent frizzy hair?

    Yes! Thanks to silk's super smooth texture, hair glides over it without any friction which means you'll be less likely to wake up with frizzy hair, tangles, or bedhead, whereas cotton can snag hair and muss it up into a nest of tangles overnight. Sleeping on silk is a secret that women with textured and curly hair have been using for years to keep styles like braids and blowouts preserved for longer without adding frizz.

    Do silk pillowcases keep skin hydrated?

    Thanks to that super-smooth texture, this is actually true. Silk's smoothness “means it’s less apt to absorb moisture from skin,” says Schultz, keeping skin nice and hydrated without zapping it of valuable moisture. That makes silk pillowcases great for anyone with dry skin (or for use in dry winter months).

    Do silk pillowcases keep hair healthy?

    In some ways, yes: They help keep hair hydrated and silk can help with brittle hair. Cotton is more porous than silk, so traditional pillowcases absorb moisture from your hair, while silk leaves that hydration right where it belongs: in your hair. That means if you suffer from dry strands or a flaky scalp, a silk pillowcase will be a godsend.

    Can silk pillowcases regulate temperature?

    Silk may not be the most cooling bedding option, but it certainly does regulate temperature. According to many researchers, silk fibers are inherently temperature-regulating. Unlike cotton, which absorbs moisture, silk wicks moisture away to keep you dry and cool all night long.

    Do silk pillowcases prevent acne?

    Not necessarily. It’s true that silk doesn’t absorb as much moisture as cotton, but you shouldn’t expect it to clear up acne or prevent breakouts. Instead, if you suffer from breakouts or adult acne, you’re better off adopting an acne-clearing skincare regimen (and stop touching your face!).

    Are silk pillowcases naturally hypoallergenic?

    Unless your allergies are directly related to your bedding, don’t bet on it. The claims that silk is naturally hypoallergenic are “not relevant to most people" If you do suffer from allergies, try adding a mattress protector to your bed to block allergens and environmental irritants, and be sure to regularly wash your bedding.

    Can silk pillowcases prevent split ends?

    The slippery smooth texture of silk will prevent tangles and frizz, but it can’t prevent hair breakage and damage altogether. Instead, try using a deep conditioner and getting regular trims to prevent split ends.

    Do the amino acids in silk pillowcases improve your skin?

    Nope. While silk contains amino acids and natural protein (and that amino acids are great for skincare), they can’t be transferred to the skin for any measurable benefit.

    Do silk pillowcases really make a difference?

    Silk pillowcases can improve skin and hair hydration, prevent fine lines and wrinkles, and result in smoother, frizz-free hair every morning. Just don't expect magical results.

    How to wash my silk pillowcases?

    Many of them can be machine washed, so costly trips to the dry cleaners aren't required. Luala Silk Pillowcases are super easy to care for. You can find out more in our Bedding FAQ's here. We recommend to always gently wash your bedding before use! Wash: Cool machine wash Gentle cycle Mild detergent Dry: Air dry preferred (or low heat tumble) Iron: Warm iron or hover steam

    What is the best silk pillowcases?

    There isn't one "best" silk pillowcase... But there are certain attributes you should look out for which might be indicators of quality. Silk uses something called 'momme'. Essentially this is an indication of fabric weight and typically ranges between 15-30. If you are looking for luxury silk pillowcases, the range for momme you should shop in is 22 and above. If you are shopping for alternatives to silk pillowcases that use thread count, look for around 300 thread count