We’re absolutely in love with silk and its multiple uses and benefits.
So much so that we are now producing our very own line of silk pillow cases in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
What makes silk bedding much more appealing than normal bedding? In this article, we explain the benefits of silk and why it trumps your everyday cotton bedding.
Say Goodbye to your Bedhead
With a silk pillowcase made from luxurious 19 momme 100% Mulberry natural hypoallergenic silk - Your bedhead will be a thing of the past.
But that’s not the only benefit of silk pillow cases…
Anti-ageing with Silk
Silk helps prevent ageing. Yes, you read correctly.
In fact, silk contains a natural protein and 18 essential amino acids.
Research has shown that amino acids can counter the effects of ageing, especially in facial skin and can help calm the nervous system.
Additionally, silk contains natural cellular albumen, which helps speed up the metabolism of skin cells – thus helping to reduce the signs of ageing.
Unlike cotton which is an absorbent fibre that draws moisture, silk does not absorb natural moisture from your face and hair - allowing your skin to absorb facial beauty creams while you sleep.
Silk pillow cases therefore allow for more efficient and effective use of night creams, resulting in better skin hydration and a clearer skin.
Regulating Temperature with Silk
Did you know that silk is a natural heat regulator?
Unlike other fibres, silk does not conduct heat or static electricity.
During winter, heat is retained, and redundant heat is removed. In summer, silk bedding helps to keep your skin cool and allows for air to circulate.
Silk bedding is extremely beneficial for people who struggle to regulate heat during sleep and for women going through menopause.
Silk and its Health Benefits
Silk is naturally hypoallergenic, making it a great option for people with asthma and bad allergies – especially those with eczema – helping sensitive, dry or itchy skin.
There are several triggers such as chemicals and common indoor allergens which aggravate both ailments.
Silk bedding helps to reduce exposure to allergens and irritants, such as dust mites and formaldehyde and is therefore a critical part of an effective asthma and allergy management plan.
Silk’s Hair Benefits
Hairdressers and hair care specialists regularly recommend silk pillow cases. Sleeping on silk helps prevent the thinning and breaking of hair.
Although, cotton may feel soft to the touch, it’s grips and tugs at individual strands of hair, causing hair to tangle and breakage.
Unlike cotton pillowcases, silk prevents split ends, hair from knotting and stimulates hydration. This in turn helps reduce the natural production of sebum which in turn decreases greasy hair.
For the Love of Silk – Silk Pillow Cases Johannesburg and Cape Town
Do you have a unique silk pillow case colour in mind? We can match any colour you wish!
For more information about our silk pillow case sizes and silk fabrics, please contact us.