We all love that silky-feeling material gliding over our skin, but aside from pure tactile enjoyment there are also a number of other benefits that come from silk and satin charmeuse - the affordable alternative to real silk.
For instance, it keeps your hair from getting damaged due to less friction. Even celebrity stylist Jen Atkins raved about the effect that changing your pillowcase to Satin silk or real silk can have in an interview with Cosmo:
“Cotton absorbs moisture, while silk retains it, so when you lie on a silk or satin pillowcase, the oils from your strands are maintained rather than soaked up, leaving your hair nourished rather than dry,"
"This is especially beneficial for hair types that are prone to frizz, such as coarse hair types or girls who have wiry curls."
This reduced friction also means the benefits don’t end with your hair, even your skin will reap the reward. This fabric won’t pull on your skin which means you’re preventing the visible signs of aging while dreaming about … well whatever you dream about. The soft satin also means less irritation for your skin, meaning it could also help calm sensitive skin that may be prone to redness or rough texture.
Oh, but wait! There’s more! Silk and satin silk have temperature controlling qualities- they keep you warm on cool nights and cool on hot ones. It’s also breathable and moisture wicking which basically equals less discomfort, especially if you’re wearing silk underwear! The fabric works with your body to maintain its natural temp and its even been said that wearing silk pyjamas could offer help with the hot flushes that menopause can cause.
Silk is also hyper allergenic; it’s very rare to be allergic to it as its free from irritating chemicals and naturally contains substances that keep other irritants away.
This means that investing in silky bedsheets or sleepwear can also lead to better sleep, because of its ability to ward off dust mites and keep you feeling cool and calm throughout the night.
Let us know down below if you've made the switch to a silk pillowcase or pyjamas and how you've felt the difference!