Anjan Sachar, Digital Beauty Writer at Vogue India believes that Dame Essentials Pure Silk Pillowcase is worth the investment.
You’ve probably seen Kim Kardashian lugging along a shiny, black pillow every time she’s been papped before a flight. Besides the fact that it may be comfier than your regular neck pillows, the silk versions have a host of other benefits. Hundred per cent mulberry silk pillowcases made of charmeuse weaves (you can find them here) and weighing approximately 22 momme (80gms) are the best kind—they’re hypoallergenic and enriched with naturally-occurring proteins and amino acids that promote collagen production. We asked a skin expert to weigh in on whether they actually work, and turns out, they do.
Here are five reasons to get rid of the cotton and put down an investment in your “I woke up like this” face:
#1: Sleeping on a silk pillow makes your blow-dry last longer and tames frizz, too. “The natural properties of silk, including the less static can help reduce friction in hair and thereby reduce hair damage, such as split ends,” says Dr Madhuri Agarwal, founder and medical director of Mumbai-based Yavana Aesthetics Clinic. “For dry, frizzy hair silk pillows are beneficial as silk retains moisture and reduces frizz.” So you can wake up looking flawless like in the movies.
#2: It doesn’t absorb moisture, meaning all your expensive night care products actually stay on your face rather than getting rubbed off by the time you’ve stopped hitting snooze. A win for dry skin.
#3: Moving to silk also promotes clear skin. “Skin breakouts are reduced when using silk pillows. This might be because silk doesn’t pick up as much pore-clogging bacteria [as cotton].”
#4: Silk pillowcases serve as an anti-ageing device because of its delicate nature. Unlike regular covers that tug on and stretch your skin, these leave it intact and reduce puffiness instead. Translation: lesser sleep lines or premature wrinkles!
#5: Mulberry silk also works as a temperature moderator by constantly adjusting your body heat so that you sleep pleasantly through the night.
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