Whether you’re seeking a restful night’s sleep or healthier skin and hair in 2020, silk can help you accomplish your New Year’s goals. Resolutions often get shrugged off, because unfortunately they’re hard to stick around beyond the first week, but with the aid of 100% pure mulberry silk you’ll be on your way to achieving your good-for-me goals.
Ease Your Allergies
We may be in the thick of snowy, icy winter, but Spring will soon poke its luscious blooms from the ground and say hello, sprinkling pollen all over the neighborhood. Hello, allergies - sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes. Prescriptions bring a measure of relief, but if you’re looking to try a natural option, silk is your new best friend. Silk sheets are naturally hypoallergenic and are among the top bedding choice for asthmatics and allergy sufferers. Thanks to silk’s natural protein structure, various environmental allergens, such as dust mites, mold, mildew, bed bugs and bacteria are naturally repelled. Pure mulberry silk sheets are also free of added chemicals making it the perfect bedding for those who suffer with sensitive skin.
Improve Your Skin
If you suffer from dry, itchy skin, 100% pure mulberry silk sheets and pillowcases can be easier on your face than other materials as you sleep. Silk’s unique properties offer benefits that other fabrics lack. Materials like polyester and cotton draw moisture away from your face as you sleep, but silk has a dense weave of silky-smooth fibers that maintain your face’s moisture. Can silk prevent wrinkles? Jennifer Peterson, MD, a dermatologist at the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Houston, told Everyday Health that hydrated skin cells also show fewer lines and wrinkles than dry skin. Pair pure silk with your favorite lotions and night creams for extra moisture protection. Silk also reduces friction caused by your skin rubbing against your pillow and sheets at night, providing your skin with more luminosity and health than other materials.
Prevent Frizzy Hair
Curly or straight, hair can get frizzy at night, especially in the summer months. Silk can help prevent frizzy tresses thanks to its silk-smooth texture. Just like your skin, your hair benefits from the lack of friction caused by other materials and you’ll wake up with less frizz and tangles. Celebrity stylist Jen Atkin tells Cosmopolitan that "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.” Trade in your uncomfortable scarf for a pure mulberry silk pillowcase and enjoy smoother, healthier hair in the new decade.
Bonus, Get a Restful Night’s Sleep
While your hair and skin are benefiting from your new silk pillowcase and sheet set, silk can help you sleep better too. It’s estimated that nearly 40% of Americans have trouble getting a good night’s rest. Bedding that bunches up, irritates your skin, or harbors dust mites can keep you up at night, but the aforementioned benefits of silk can help you get a better night’s sleep. Make a goal in 2020 to sleep better and improve your health with the help of silk.