As women we’ve heard it all when it comes to delaying the ageing process, and are constantly made aware of new, innovative products and techniques that will supposedly help keep wrinkles at bay. From creams to injections to going under the knife, the options are endless, and results varied, and many doctors and dermatologists claim that they have found the fountain of eternal youth. But what if the answer is a simple as a change of bed linen? Turns out that silk and satin might be the answer.
Cotton and polyester are the most common fabrics used to make pillowcases but these materials are, according to dermatologists, not gentle on our skin and hair, which means that the mere act of sleeping could be doing long-term harm to our looks by causing facial wrinkles and damaged hair shafts. But, as the old adage goes, prevention is better than a cure, so changing your pillowcase to a silk or satin one might help to prevent early signs of ageing.
The sleek finishes of both silk and satin mean that, unlike cotton, your hair and skin aren’t pulled by the fibres that you find in cotton or polyester pillowcases. Ever wake up with your bedding imprinted on your face? Making the switch means that you can kiss those days goodbye and say ‘hello’ to smoother, softer skin. These fabrics also prevent your nighttime beauty products from being absorbed, leaving them on your face overnight to do their thing so you get the full benefit.
Another amazing benefit of sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase is that it keeps the dreaded bedhead to a minimum and not only making it easier to style by preventing knots, but also improving the overall condition of your tresses. Because of the smooth surface of these fabrics, hair doesn’t get tugged and tangled while you sleep, and this makes it shiny, prevents split ends and minimises breakage.
Tried and Tested
After having to deal with a tangled mess of hair every morning, and admittedly being to lazy to make the time to implement a morning styling routine, I bought some satin pillowcases to see if they lived up to the claims. Ever since then, there has been no looking back: my fine, course locks are much smoother and more manageable and doesn’t need any taming after a night’s sleep. Hurrah!
Are you ready for some next-level beauty sleep?