By Erin Fox
Beauty Benefits for Hair & Skin
The world’s most renowned hairstylists have long recommended sleeping on gentle, hair-friendly silk to help preserve your blow out. Cotton pillowcases can cause hair to tangle during the night, making silk the best option to improve hair and skin quality.
“Silk is recognised for its skin and hair soothing properties: it contains the same amino-acids as found in skin and hair helping to prevent irritations by soothing the skin and making hair sleek and glossy,” says Sophie Ischoffen, General Manager of Gingerlily.
If you have long hair, I suggest using slip's large scrunchies to keep your hair tied up while you sleep. It's gentle on the hair, will help hold a blow dry, and when paired with a silk pillowcase, makes for double the beauty benefits.
Think your expensive night creams are working overtime while you sleep? Think again if you are using a cotton pillowcase. "Silk doesn’t crease the skin in the same way cotton can, helping to combat wrinkles. Silk is also less absorbent than cotton, ensuring that night creams stay on your face and are not absorbed into the pillow," says Sophie.
And when it comes to managing mild allergy symptons, Sophie also notes, "Silk is a naturally hypoallergenic fibre, as it helps to relieve the symptoms of allergies and is the ideal natural material for those with asthma.”
Have we convinced you to take the plunge?