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Benefits Of Silk Face Mask 

Silk is intrinsically protective against pathogens. Studies find that Silk Face Masks repel aerosol droplets like those carried by Covid -19. (University Of Cincinnati 2020).

The year of the face mask 

It's now legally required to wear a face mask in all retail stores, restaurants and public transport. Although masks have become essential to our daily life, they do not mean they are comfortable for everyone.

The complaints and frustration wearing a standard (non silk) face mask included skin irritation, breathability challenges, dehydrated skin and many more.

woman wearing a silk face mask

Silk face covering: the kinder option for sensitive skin 

Many people felt that wearing a mask resulted in skin irritants, breathing issues and – 'maskne', a portmanteau of "mask" and "acne." The term appeared in use during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 to refer to acne and other rashes of the face that occur in association with mask wearing.

Silk masks are the gentler alternative, skin regulating solution compared to the standard disposables.

Why choose a silk face mask versus alternatives 

Silk Face Masks are the eco-friendly, healthy and sustainable alternative to traditional face masks contributing to wellness and healing.

Silk is the most breathable, comfortable, lightweight and luxurious fabric available and that is why it is an excellent choice for your face mask. 

Wearing a face mask has become an essential addition to our day-to-day lives and for some people has caused a lot of skin problems.

A new name coined during these challenging times has been  'maskne' which refers to a breakout of the skin from wearing a face mask. 

They are also referred to as acne mechanical, which is caused by masks creating friction on the skin’s surface and breaking down the skin’s barrier which results in clogged pores and spots.

Silk is natural and breathable fabric that allows for better circulation in the prevention of build-up of heat and moisture on the skin - the two things that sensitive skin or acne-prone skin loves.

This can cause irritation and bacteria to increase and silk being a very gentle material creates less friction on those with delicate skins.

This can cause irritation and bacteria to increase but due to our Mulberry Silk antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties it creates less friction for the skin and helps prevent infections.

Benefits of silk face mask

Many benefits of silk face masks 

Silk is antimicrobial 

Silk naturally contains antimicrobial properties. It has the ability to destroy or slow down the spread of microorganisms  which includes anything from bacteria, viruses and fungi. A silk face mask is beneficial as it protects and soothes the skin providing a natural protection against pathogens.

 Silk is gentle on skin 

Silk is a natural fiber and is much gentler on the skin than synthetic materials. Silk is well known for its silky luxurious smooth texture and feel.

A silk face mask glides and is lightweight and soft that you would not even notice it being worn.

Using a silk face mask can be especially beneficial if you have sensitive skin as the natural and soothing material can help eliminate the friction between your skin and the fabric.

It is a natural skin friendly alternative to all man-made fabrics and many other materials.

Benefits of silk face mask

Naturally hypoallergenic

Silk is hypoallergenic because it contains a protein called Sericin which naturally  repels molds, dust mites, and other common allergens. This makes it an excellent choice for people with already sensitive skin, eczema or skin rashes.  

It also helps prevent breakouts. The quality of silk fabric ensures bacteria and germs don't thrive as your mask gets damper with hot air and water droplets and it also prevents reactions caused by dust or moisture.

Breathable

Silk is labeled as one of the most breathable fabrics in the world. The reason is that silk threads are very thin. That being said, a single silk fiber is stronger than a steel fiber of the same diameter. Also, unlike with cotton, silk doesn’t absorb sweat or odors.

Silk regulates to body temperature

Silk is both cooling and incredibly lightweight, making it perfect for warmer days and all-day wear. Silk also tends to naturally adjust to body temperature, which means it will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. 

Silk is a natural, breathable heat regulator which helps the body to regulate the correct temperature. It does not conduct heat or static electricity like other fibers, in particular, cotton and polyester.

Due to the structure of silk fibers, heat is retained during cold, and excess heat is let out during warm weather, keeping your skin cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Benefits of silk face mask

Silk retains moisture

Silk does not absorb moisture; however, it does wick moisture to ensure the excess moisture in your body is removed, taking grease away from your face.

Silk can also absorb about 30% of its own weight in moisture which helps to keep moisture on to your skin to keep it hydrated, far better than other fabrics on the market.

Wearing a silk face mask is a great way to help your skin maintain its natural moisture. You may even find that you will save money on your skincare products because your skin is able to retain more moisture in your face, to begin with.

Silk is durable and better for the environment

Silk as a fiber that in itself, comes directly from nature. It requires no fertilizers or pesticides, and manufacturers will keep the material in its purest form. Being a natural fiber, silk is biodegradable and readily recyclable.

It can go on to produce useful mulch or compost, instead of sticking around for the next 500 years, as most petroleum-based fabrics will.

Prevents eczema and skin irritation

People with eczema flare ups will love silk face masks.

The use of pure silk as a clothing-based therapy can generate an appearance of good skin, increase the level of comfort, and significantly improve the quality of life of skin patients.

Silk is advisable non-pharmacological therapy for controlling the severity of skin conditions.

Reusable 

Another important benefit to note is that silk masks are reusable. This means that they can be hand washed and used again. We are passionate about sustainability and no wastage and silk face masks offer an economical sustainable choice in wellness and healthy living.

Fashion statement

If you want to add a touch of class to your wardrobe, silk is one of the most elegant fabrics out there.

Wearing a silk mask will not only make you feel like royalty, but you will also be making a strong fashion statement underlined with luxury and style!

Benefits of silk face mask

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