6 November 2020
Written by Lorraine Lea – Simply Home
Did you know the secret to younger-looking skin & healthier hair could be as simple as changing where you lay your head to rest at night?
Silk is an ancient and celebrated fibre, known for its extraordinary ability to improve sleep, preserve a youthful complexion and prevent any hair-type from tangling and frizzing. It’s no surprise why silk pillowcases have become so popular!
The frictionless surface of a silk pillowcase allows your hair to glide over its surface as you toss and turn throughout the night. The result? Sleeker looking hair with less frizz, less breakage, and longer-lasting blowouts, braids and curls!
For those who suffer from dry hair or a flaky scalp, a silk pillowcase case also takes less moisture away from your hair than a traditional cotton pillowcase, leaving it feeling softer and more hydrated.
A smoother surface means less tugging and pulling on the skin as you sleep. The friction caused from rolling around on a cotton pillowcase can cause creases in the skin (hello wrinkles!), but the silky-smooth surface of silk can reduce that effect, in the long run, leaving your skin looking younger!
Silk keeps your skin hydrated without zapping it of valuable moisture, as the smooth surface of the silk material is less absorbent than many other fabrics on the market. This makes silk pillowcases an excellent option for anyone with dry skin and helps you save money on expensive moisturisers by keeping more moisture in your skin.
Silk is a much kinder and cleaner surface to sleep on, and materials such as cotton soak up natural oils and bacteria from your skin and hair which accumulates night after night, creating a breeding ground for germs! The friction from cotton on sensitive skin can also lead to more inflammation, making already stubborn acne worse!
The fibres in silk helps to regulate your body temperature by allowing air to flow more freely. On warmer nights the material whisks sweat away, keeping you dry and cool all night long. On colder nights, silk helps keep you warm and cosy by keeping heat inside.
Silk is hypoallergenic; the perfect option for allergy sufferers! On average we spend between 7–9 hours in bed every night, which is plenty of time to be breathing in unwanted dust mites, fungus and mould that can be found in other pillowcase fabrics! The fibres in silk contain a sticky protein known as sericin, which has a natural resistance to unwanted bacteria. Silk is also a completely natural material leaving it free from harsh chemicals such as pesticides that can trigger all sorts of allergies, including hayfever and asthma.
We can’t always treat ourselves to a relaxing holiday or trip to the day-spa but laying your head to rest at night on a silk pillowcase is the next best thing! There’s nothing better feeling than the soft, smooth and luxurious feel of silk against your skin.
Allow yourself to indulge in the most luxe of slumbers with our NOOK Silk Royale Pillowcase. Sleep on the finest pillowcase fit for a queen. Made from all-natural, pure silk - you deserve a little luxury!
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