3. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic
Did you know that many skin conditions are caused by the droppings of dust mites that lurk on common pillowcases?
This is because dust mite faeces contains 15 proteins that act as allergens to our skin.
The sericin residue in silk protects the pillowcase and repels these harmful dust mites and nasty allergens.
This makes silk very effective in providing relief for skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema, sensitive skin, an allergic rash, shingles, psoriasis, to name a few.
Irritation free silk is wearable by practically everyone, especially those with sensitive skin.
4. Reduced sleep wrinkles from silk
Whilst sleep creases are minor at a young age, as your skin ages the collagen and elastic fibers in it deteriorate, meaning these creases bounce back less and less throughout the day.
Silk's reduced friction leads to less face crumpling when your face is pressed against the pillow. As each nightly 8-hour sleep compounds these improvements really help reduce any signs of sleep wrinkles over time.
Unique to silk's sericin protein coating, this protein effectively binds to skin and hair keratin to create a multi-functional protective anti-wrinkle film that is moisturising, and leaves your skin and hair with a smooth, silky luxuriousness.
5. Helps prevent the symptoms of menopause
Silk has also been credited with relieving one of the most common and uncomfortable symptoms of menopause – hot flushes. Changes in your bodies hormone balances can affect your bodies ability to control temperature, but silk is known to help counteract this.
Being a poor conductor of heat, silk will remain pleasantly cool so you don’t have to keep turning it upside down in the summer heat.
This helps your silk pyjamas, bedding and pillowcases maintain a more comfortable and cooler temperature throughout your sleep which reduces sweating and unwanted hot flushes.