The Benefits of a Pure Silk Sleep Mask: Deep Rest and a Beauty Boost

If you're in search of a great night's sleep (or even a nice nap!) a pure silk sleep mask is your ticket to bedtime bliss. Using a silk sleep mask encourages deep, dreamy rest and is an indulgent beauty treatment for your eyes and skin. But to get the best of these benefits, you absolutely need to use a high-quality silk sleep mask made from pure mulberry silk.

The design team at Mulberry Park Silks is here to help. Transform your nights and naps with our redesigned silk eye mask. Crafted from the same luxurious 22 momme weight material as our silk pillowcase collection and silk sheets, our sleeping mask is light blocking and luxuriously comfortable for restful sleep. It also keeps the sensitive skin around your eyes well moisturized to help prevent sleep wrinkles. Silk is also a natural fiber that is hypoallergenic and resistant to mold and dust mites. Our silk sleep mask is also easy-care, and can be hand washed in delicate detergent.

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How A Silk Sleep Mask Benefits Your Skin

At Mulberry Park Silks, we work hard to educate our clients to all the benefits of sleeping on silk. Pure mulberry silk sheets and silk pillowcases are wonderful for hair and skin. A silk sleep mask delivers the same beauty boost, with a special focus on the delicate skin around your eyes.

Unlike cotton, which can dry skin and hair, silk fabric is protein based. Silk contains a special protein known as fibroin, which helps hair and skin retain moisture. In fact, silk protein is frequently used in spa quality skin treatments and moisturizers. Sleeping with a silk eye mask puts the conditioning power of fibroin directly against your eyelids, which helps this wrinkle-prone area stay smooth and hydrated. In contrast, a cotton sleep mask can actually pull essential moisture from your skin while you sleep and leave you with tired eyes; use only a pure mulberry silk sleep mask.

As a protein based fiber, silk is also naturally hypoallergenic. Fibroin repels allergens of all sorts, including mold and dust mites. In fact, silk bedding is frequently recommended for anyone suffering from allergies or dealing with sensitive skin. Silk is inherently non-irritating, keeps skin comfortable and well-hydrated, and can even minimize the occurrence of dry eye. That's why silk is the ideal sleep mask material.

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How A Silk Mask Can Help You Sleep Better

If you're like most people, you can definitely use a better night's sleep. According to the CDC, we need about seven hours of sleep a night, and a lot of us aren't getting it. In fact, more a third of our population is regularly falling short of that number, and 70 percent of adults say they are sleep deprived at least once a month. More than an inconvenience, sleep deprivation is a serious public health issue. Along with dangerous drowsiness that can impact critical activities such as driving, chronic sleep deprivation can cause or exacerbate a host of other health issues, including heart disease, stroke, and depression.

Indeed, the search for a great night's sleep is nearly a national pastime. From melatonin and earplugs to a weighted blanket and lavender diffuser, we regularly seek out new tools and techniques to increase our quality sleep. By helping to comfortably and effectively block out light, our pure silk sleep mask can be a huge asset in this effort. This helps reset our circadian rhythm (or internal clock) which can fall out of sync due to factors including travel across time zones, shift work, medication, and more. Using a sleep mask is an important part of sleep hygiene that restores sleep cycle and help you achieve deeper sleep.

When To You Use A Silk Sleep Mask

The short answer is: anytime. While most of us think of a sleep mask as an "overnight" accessory, it's also perfect for getting an effective nap or promoting sleep while traveling. Recent research has shown that "power naps" are great for reducing stress and improving cognitive function. Some companies, including Nike and Zappos, are embracing nap culture to improve employee productivity and wellness with dedicated nap spaces. Even if you work for a slightly less progressive organization, carving out twenty or thirty minutes to nap is a fantastic way to recharge your day. Set your alarm, and slip on our pure mulberry silk sleep mask, and get ready to relax.

How to Care for Your Silk Sleep Mask

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Caring for your silk sleep mask is easy. Simply handwash your mask with cool water using a detergent specially formulated for silk. Don't rub or wring aggressively; gently squeeze water out and hang the mask to dry out of direct sunlight.

About The Mulberry Park Silks Sleep Mask

Our silk sleep mask is made from 100 percent pure mulberry silk in a substantial 22 momme weight, charmeuse weave material for the ultimate in luxury and comfort. The mask itself is generously proportioned for maximum coverage with a comfortable one-size elastic band that's wrapped in silk (no ripping or tugging at hair when you take it off!). Stylish piping adds a tailored detail. Choose from fashion forward shades including White, Ivory, Sand, Silver, Gunmetal, Rose, Steel Blue, and Black. All Mulberry Park Silk products are made from the highest quality silk in the market, Grade 6A, and independently certified to be free from any harmful toxins or chemicals.

If you'd like to learn more, check out this helpful blog on things to consider when purchasing a silk pillowcase.

Mulberry Park: Accessible and Affordable Luxury Silk

We founded Mulberry Park 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 silk sheets and silk 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, silk pillowcases, duvet covers and shams, and real silk accessories including sleep masks, travel pillows, and silk hair scrunchies.