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
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