Silk is Great for Hair, Skin, and Sleep
As a leading manufacturer of silk sheets and pillowcases, we at Mulberry Park Silks love talking up the benefits of our products. Once a well-kept secret of beauty insiders, silk pillowcases and sheets have gone mainstream. Style bloggers and beauty experts everywhere are weighing in to recommend sleeping on silk.
What are the benefits of silk sheets and pillowcases?
Sleeping on silk delivers a true night of "beauty sleep" with multiple benefits in these essential areas:
- Prevents tangles
- Non-drying to hair and skin
- Non-irritating to skin
- Minimizes sleep wrinkles
- Breathable and temperature regulating for comfort
Silk pillowcases help your hair
Let’s start with hair. Whatever your hair type, if you wake with a head full of tangles, you can blame one thing: friction from your (probably cotton) pillowcase. Swapping your cotton pillowcase for silk will allow your hair to gently glide across the surface rather than snagging, no matter how much you toss and turn. We’ve found that silk pillowcases gave us a new morning look: smoother, silkier, and definitely tangle-free.
Along with tearing at your tresses, cotton also robs hair of essential moisture. Remember, cotton is known for being absorbent. This means cotton pillowcases actually act like a reverse conditioner, especially on coarse, curly, or wiry hair. Think about all the money and time you spend working to nourish and condition your hair, only to have it undone overnight by your cotton pillowcase! It’s time to switch to silk.
Silk pillowcases are gentle on skin
As we noted above, cotton is by nature very drying, and can undo the good work of even the priciest moisturizer. In contrast, silk is protein-based, and can help your skin retain its natural moisture. Silk also reduces friction on delicate facial skin, which can minimize the occurrence of sleep creases and wrinkles. At the same time, silk is hypoallergenic and non-irritating, which means it’s gentle on even the most sensitive and even acne-prone skin.
Silk sheets are breathable and regulate body temperature
One of the main reasons people love sleeping on silk is that it feels fabulous…and with good reason. Along with defining the essence of luxury and comfort, silk has the special property of being breathable and helping to regulate body temperature. Silk sheets can keep you comfortable in warm and cold weather alike. Unlike cotton, which absorbs moisture, silk wicks away moisture to keep you keeps you cool and dry. In colder temperatures, silk’s low conductivity means that the fiber is able to create a thin layer of insulation that will keep you warm. By helping you regulate body temperature year-round in all conditions, silk makes it possible for you to get a great night of comfortable rest.
Mulberry Park Silks: Accessible Luxury
We founded Mulberry Park Silks with one simple mission: to design the highest quality silk items in the market and offer them at an affordable price. And we’ve done just that, with a full range of silk products made from 100% pure mulberry long strand silk fabric. The silk fabric used for our pillowcases has also been OEKO-TEX® Certified (Standard 100) to be free of chemicals. Visit us online or call us at (800) 860-1924 to learn more about our silk sheets, pillowcases and accessories including sleep masks, travel pillows and hair scrunchies.