Traditionally, we used to use cotton pillowcases. Cotton pillowcases soak up a lot of dirt and oil from your skin and then can clog your pores if you are not changing them on a regular basis. Dirty pillows can cause breakouts on back and shoulder as well as cause wrinkles. These negatives effects of cotton pillowcase have helped silk pillowcases to gain popularity. Not only they are a beautiful addition to your bed but are also healthy for your hair and skin. Let us take a look at the top 3 reasons for using a silk pillowcase
Silk pillow cases are breathable
The properties of the material used to make your pillow case are very important for keeping your beautiful and healthy hair the way it is. The moisture-wicking property of silk makes silk pillow cases a good choice to restore the beauty in your hair. Silk can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture and still remain dry. Moisture will be absorbed from your hair which in turn will keep your hair in good conditions.
Silk Pillowcases are Non-Irritating
A silk pillow case is made of perfectly smooth fibers. On the other hand, cotton pillowcases have a coarser texture that can cause your hair to break and tangle or get frizzy.
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase causes no mechanical irritation. Moreover, silk fibers have a similar structure to human hair, containing 97% amino acids and 3%waxy and fat fibers. This will reduce split ends and thereby significantly reduce hair damage.
Silk Pillowcases are hypoallergenic and helps to reduce sleep creases
Silk has hypoallergenic properties like a natural resistance to dust mites, mold, and fungus in addition to many other allergens. Silk also does not pick up as much pore-clogging bacteria as cotton does. So expect a clearer and softer skin.
Not only that, silk pillowcases can reduce sleep creases. There are many people who sleep on the side. Using pillowcases reduces sleep creases in the skin. Silk pillowcases help your skin to stay healthy and smooth and reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Apart from these three important reasons to change your pillowcase to cotton pillowcase, there are varieties of other reasons too. As silk is produced from domesticated silk worms that are bred and raised in captivity, there is little exposure to chemicals. As such silk pillowcases help you to reduce chemical exposure. Silk pillowcases are much easier to take care of than their counterparts. They look luxurious and guarantee satisfaction.
There are plenty of reasons to ditch that cotton pillowcase that has been damaging your skin and hair for so many years and take up a silk one. You will not regret this decision. Happy sleeping!
Originally published at medium.com