They call it beauty sleep for a reason — you're supposed to wake up all glowy and ready to face the day. And while that seems like a distant dream for most of us, it's a special kind of pain when you wake up with pillow marks smushed on your face and your hair frizzy and out of place. That's why, as skincare addicts find more and more ways to perfect their nighttime routine to the T, they're switching to silk pillowcases.
Using a silk pillowcase is one of the most luxurious ways to sleep for sure. Just laying your head on the smooth surface can make you feel like a million bucks. But did you know that they're touted for having some serious beauty benefits like reducing wrinkles and frizz? Silk as a fabric regulates temperatures well, doesn't absorb much moisture, and can limit the amount of friction your skin goes through while you sleep. Ahead, we're listing down the five reasons why you need to switch to a silk pillowcase ASAP. Read on…
01. No bedhead!
One of our biggest qualms about waking up (apart from the toils of regular life) is getting bedhead. Not in a cute, mussed up way either, but in a way that requires a minimum of five products to get better. Thankfully, with a silk pillowcase, you can bid bedhead bye-bye. Thanks to the lack of friction due to the smoothness of the fabric, you wake up with tangle-free hair that looks pretty much the same as when you went to sleep. Finally, waking life matches up to the dream world!
02. No frizz
Unlike cotton, silk isn't a moisture thief. This means that it won't suck out all the hydration in your hair, and as a result, your hair will remain frizz-free and hydrated all night. No more waking up with dry, frizzy, unmanageable hair — and what's more, no more split ends either!
Sure, your PM routine may consist of an anti-ageing ritual — but too often, cotton pillowcases refuse to cooperate. A silk pillowcase, on the other hand, ensures that your skin retains moisture all night long, meaning that all the products you've splurged on and used will stay on your face instead of transferring onto your pillow—also, no more face creases — and no more wrinkles.
04. Better for curly hair
Curly hair has less moisture than other hair types, so keeping your locks hydrated can be a task. We're pretty sure you've had days when you've rested your head on a pillow and woken up with flat, volume-less curls. Thankfully, since silk pillowcases are frictionless and moisture-preserving, your curls are in safe hands. You're sure to wake up with voluminous curls that look just the way they did when you went to sleep, and that's going to save you a lot of styling time during the day.
If you have sensitive skin, opt for silk pillowcases already! Silk is a naturally hypoallergenic fibre, making it a great choice for those whose skin is easily irritated. The fibres are naturally resistant to dust mites, fungus, mould, and other allergens that often lurk beneath cotton fibres. So, TBH, this is a great pick for all skin types — provided you want healthy skin, of course!
Written by Nishtha Bhalla on Aug 17, 2021
Nishtha is a freelance writer who loves all things beauty, fashion, culture, and lifestyle. With content covering a variety of topics, she brings a holistic, nuanced perspective to her writing. In her free time, she can be found watching reruns of The Office, reading anything she can get her hands on, and experimenting with astrology.