Does using a silk pillowcase really offer benefits besides just a soft place to rest your head? Beauty editors swear that using a silk pillowcase can help keep your hair looking fresh and prevent wrinkles on your skin. But are these claims just a myth or can using a silk pillowcase really make a positive difference for your skin and hair? Let’s go over the benefits of using a silk pillow case and learn how you can win one of your own!
Benefits of a Silk Pillowcase
I have been hearing about the benefits of using a silk pillow case for years but I never bothered to try one until now.
My friends over at Sleep Mantra sent over one of their brand new %100 mulberry silk pillowcases for me to try. They are also giving away one to a Crafty Little Gnome reader and offering a coupon for the rest of you. Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter the giveaway)
This is a brand new product that has just launched and I’m excited to be one of the first to try it out. Sleep Mantra has created a silk pillow case that is super high quality but also totally affordable.
It’s made of %100 mulberry silk which is considered the Egyptian cotton of silks and it rates 22 momme.
What does momme mean? It’s a Japanese measurement of weight and is used to measure density of silk fabrics and provide understanding of the quality in a silk fabric. 22 momme is the highest rating.
Now that I’ve tried a silk pillowcase I don’t think I can go back to cotton. It is luxurious and cozy, two things that I am obsessed with.
I’m probably going to pick a silk pillowcase up for my husband as well. He gets very hot at night and sweats a lot on his pillow. I know he would enjoy being a little cooler at night.
Why you should use a silk pillowcase
Both are good but silk is better. Satin is usually made of synthetic fibers while silk is all-natural.
No! Cotton is naturally absorbent and can actually pull moisture from your skin and make you hotter. Silk is more breathable and will help keep you cool at night in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Silk is a natural fibre that does not clog pores – making it healthy for the skin in general. Silk’s hypoallergenic and sheen properties reduce friction between the face and pillowcase, lowering the chances of infection and skin irritation
While silk pillowcases don’t exactly prevent wrinkles, they are a better option than cotton alone, as the fabric doesn’t create friction and helps prevent abrasion of the skin. Also, it helps retain moisture, which can be beneficial in wrinkle prevention.
Pick a detergent designed for use on silk.
A cold water, gentle cycle is the one to choose if you machine wash.
When it comes to drying silk sheets and pillowcases, air drying is ideal, but you may also opt to tumble dry them using a no-heat setting.
Benefits of a Sleep Mantra Silk Pillowcase
Why are Sleep Mantra silk pillowcases better than all the rest?
- BEAUTY BENEFITS: Get beauty sleep by laying your head on silk pillowcase by Sleep Mantra made with pure mulberry silk which is highly known for preventing hair from tangling, reducing facial wrinkles, and maintaining an ageless skin. It is is ideal for sensitive skin and acts as a temperature regulator, keeping you cooler in summer and warmer in winter
- FABRIC: Made of 100% natural silk, this lavish silk pillowcase is super soft, smooth, and durable. It has an everlasting shine, and can be compared with the best silk fabrics in the market.
- PRODUCT DETAILS: The single-piece queen-sized pillowcase measures 20 x 30 inches. It has a hidden zipper with reinforced edges that ensures no wear and tear when you insert the pillow. The package provides a silk swatch to conduct a burn test for the assurance that it is made from real silk and not polyester or satin.
- PREMIUM QUALITY: This natural undyed white silk pillowcase is 22 momme grade silk. Unlike the 19-21 momme silk pillowcases, Sleep Mantra silk pillowcases are heavier, and woven with high quality 2 ply yarns for better durability. Machine washable, with a shrink resistant finish and remains lustrous even after multiple washes.
- HASSLE-FREE WARRANTY: They will return, replace, or refund your order if you’re not happy with the silk pillow sham.
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