Ever wondered why silk is so popular?

There has been much research done into this incredible natural fibre and how it can benefit us. Numerous studies have shown how beneficial silk can be to the human body and it is now widely used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes.

Read below to find out how silk can help you!

Silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics. This is due to its protein structure, a natural repellent that repels dust mites, mould, bacteria and other common allergens. 

 

It is incredibly uncommon for people to be allergic to silk. For this reason, it is an excellent choice for people with allergies and asthma. People with eczema, dermatitis and other skin conditions may also find it beneficial. 

 

Sleeping on silk can also help reduce acne breakouts or help those who suffer from regular flare-ups. Silk minimises the problem by creating a healthier and cleaner sleeping environment. This fantastic material is extremely hygienic. You can rest assured that you are taking care of your skin and keeping it healthy, pure and protected. For those with skin problems, it is a much better option than the standard cotton.

 

As silk is a tightly woven fabric, it will be smoother on your skin. Friction is reduced, which can help to reduce redness. If your skin is susceptible, it will also go some way to eliminate puffiness and swelling.

The smooth surface of silk reduces friction when you are sleeping on it at night. Subsequently, there is less tugging on the skin than with the standard cotton material. How many of us have woken up with deep creases in our skin? These are known as sleep wrinkles, and they usually take time to fade and disappear when you wake up. As we age, our skin gradually begins to lose elasticity and the ability to bounce back. A silky smooth surface will reduce that crease effect and prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. 

 

The natural cellular albumen found in silk helps to speed up the metabolism of our skin cells. This helps reduce the signs of ageing, ensuring that they are turning over and replenishing faster. This, in turn, leads to healthier, plumper skin and a more youthful glowing complexion. 

Silk is a comfortable, lightweight, and breathable material that is a natural thermal regulator. Silk can maintain body temperature. The heat is kept inside when it is cold, thanks to the air captured between the silk threads, creating an isolation effect. During warm weather, it can regulate body temperature to keep you cool and dry by controlling moisture.

 

Silk will enable the body to keep cool during the summer and warm in the winter. 

 

During menopause (when women experience hot flushes), the excess heat and sweating can make a good night’s sleep unattainable. Silk can massively improve the sleep experience. It will effectively wick away moisture to help keep you cool and dry throughout the night.

Silk is made up of tightly-woven smooth fibres. Sleeping on silk can help to keep your skin hydrated during the night. Silk will not zap your skin of its valuable moisture, making it perfect for people with dry skin. Happy, hydrated and plumper skin means fewer wrinkles and more luminosity! The remarkable properties of silk allow the moisture in your skin to stay locked in and will not be absorbed into the fabric. 

 

Do you want your expensive moisturiser to be more efficient? Then silk pillowcase is the answer, as it won’t draw moisturiser out from your skin.  It will also not absorb the natural oils from your hair, preventing it from drying out and reducing split ends with prolonged use. 

Who doesn't want healthier, shinier hair? The natural and super smooth surface of silk helps to reduce friction between your hair and the pillow dramatically. As a result, sleeping on silk can prevent your hair from tangling in the night as it will slide instead of knotting. It could mean an end to any unnecessary damage to your locks whilst you sleep, thus reducing split ends and dryness. 

 

Additionally, your hair will feel tamed, and 'bed head' or the dreaded morning frizz explosion could be a thing of the past! Curly-haired people, in particular, will notice the difference when making the switch to silk.

Silk is the perfect luxury bedtime companion for any time of the year. If you are looking to embrace a higher quality and better night's sleep, this is the answer. Silk will give you the peace of mind of knowing that you are taking care of yourself.

 

The softness and cloud-like qualities of the material will help you drift into sleep. You will wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead. Cotton can irritate the skin, attract dust mites and generally bunch up in the night. All of these things can impact your slumber. 

 

Silk has natural temperature regulating properties, and this can help to reduce any excessive sweating. It will wick away moisture to keep you dry and cool all night long. It also means that silk is much more hygienic than the cotton alternative.

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