Benefits of sleeping on a silk pillowcase

3 Science-based reasons why you should sleep on a silk pillowcase

You've heard of silk pillow cases.

And you've heard they're amazing. Now you're intrigued.

And rightly so. They are amazing.

In this article I'm going to show you just how amazing they are. And you'll understand why I switched to silk.

Here are 3 science based reasons why the silk slip is the new member of your beauty routine:

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1. Your cotton pillowcase hates your face. It's science.

I kid.

But seriously, cotton is a coarse material. And when you put that gorgeous face of yours on a cotton pillowcase and endure 8 hours of headspins - you wonder why you wake up some mornings looking like 90's Cher - there's a serious amount of friction on your face.

That constant rubbing on your skin can cause inflammation and breakouts. Especially on girls with sensitive skin.

Cotton cases also absorbs moisture from your skin, leaving your face feeling dry and potentially aging faster.

On the other hand...

Silk pillowcases are dermatologically proven to absorb less moisture and are less frictious on your skin.

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2. Get rid of cotton, and grow your hair

As you're tossing and turning at night your hair gets intertwined in the fibres of your cotton case.

And when you move, your hair twists, knots up, splits and worse yet; breaks or pulls out altogether!

You won't have this issue with a silk pillowcase. Silk is soft and gentle (trust me, I'm using one now and I'll never go back).

When I got mine, the first thing I noticed when I woke up is I didn't look like I had been electrocuted. Instead, my hair looks more or less the way it did the night before - curls intact. Which is nice.

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3. Are you allergic to your pillow?

Cotton is a bad person, because he was treated badly.

He was grown inorganically. He was washed with toxic chemicals.

Then they dyed him with harsh colouring agents...

It's no lie that toxic chemicals and colouring agents can cause harm to our bodies. But what you should really consider is the cumulative effect over time.

It's like smoking. Do it once. Nothing happens (cough).

But do it over 50 years. Now you're breathing through a straw...and probably still smoking.

Imagine the impact your asshole cotton case might be having over time :) ok so it's probably not as bad as smoking. But why risk it?

Silk is made by silkworms. And these worms are pampered like little queens to make sure they're producing a steady supply of quality silk.

It's hypo-allergenic. And it'll treat you just right.

So, over to you. Have you tried a silk pillowcase yet? If not, why?

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Written by Taryn

Taryn is an expert on all things hair. She's co-founder and Creative Director at Sitting Pretty.

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