With all the choices of textile in the market, what makes silk truly stand out? Is it ever really worth it? Luxurious appeal aside, you probably want to know how silk makes a difference among other fabrics. As a consumer, you have the right to ask these questions. And at Celestial Silk, we gladly answer them all, starting with this:
Does a Silk Pillowcase Really Make a Difference? Yes, definitely! Mulberry silk pillowcases are 100% odorless, natural, and hypoallergenic. This makes them a top choice for individuals with incessant allergies, sensitive skin, and even temperature issues while sleeping.
In this blog post, we dive deeper into the science behind silk pillowcases and what makes them a leading contender for pillowcase fabrics. We discuss different areas where you can significantly benefit from using silk pillowcases, such as hair health, skin health, allergy season and quality of sleep.
The Making of a Silk Pillowcase
Silk products such as pillowcases, dresses, and bedsheets are typically found to be on the high-end spectrum in the market. Although we strongly disagree on this - just let our product prices speak for themselves! Case in point, our silk pillowcases are made affordably great for your hair health.
Back to silk production – this makes you wonder how these goods are made to begin with.
Mulberry silk, as we proudly use in the manufacturing process of our silk pillowcases, silk scrunchies, and silk face masks, is made from the cocoon of the Bombyx mori moth. As silkworms only feed on Mulberry leaves, this produces genuine silk that leaves the skin properly moisturized and free of allergens.
With this said, Mulberry silk definitely makes a difference in the subtle day-to-day activities we do, such as sleeping, clothing ourselves, dressing our beds, and tying our hair.
How a Silk Pillowcase Makes a Difference
Popularly known as the “King of Silk,” mulberry silk does not disappoint when it comes to its quality and consistency. There is uniformity in its appearance, a memorable and preferred buttery texture, zero scents, supreme natural white color, and hypoallergenic plus antibacterial material.
All in all, it is hard to dismiss the wonderful advantages of silk over other textile fabrics. Of course, its durable quality in a lightweight pack is not easy to beat either. Talk about a luxe, affordable, and eco-friendly choice for your bed and well-being!
Let us dig deeper into the benefits of pure silk and how it can do wonders for your skin and overall health.
Frizz occurs primarily from lack of moisture. As hair dries up, it expels moisture from the strands, making your supposedly crowning glory… not so glorious. Other causes of dry hair include using harsh chemical treatments, heat from curling irons and straighteners, and using strong hair beauty products that do more harm than beauty.
All of this leads to a lack of nutrients for the scalp and the hair strands. One simple way to combat dry hair and bring your hair back to its prime health is by replacing your cotton pillowcases with silk. For one, cotton fabric is known to effectively absorb moisture, leaving your hair dry, brittle, and frizzy the next day. No, thanks!
Our 25 momme silk pillowcases are made exclusively with pure Mulberry silk. Each pillowcase goes beyond the aesthetic and actually provides healthful benefits to users, such as proper moisture retention, comfort, and practicality. Each one is made with material thicker, denser, and more durable than its lighter and subpar counterparts.
Individuals who also practice the curly hair method can attest to the wonders of silk. Just imagine going through all the curly method processes for hours and losing all the work you did the next morning. Stray from the extra steps and let our 25 mm silk pillowcase save your curls!
We all know that the skin is the largest organ in the human body. The skin also contains up to 20% of the water in our body, which gives us that healthy and youthful glow when maintained properly.
What we fail to acknowledge, however, is that so many products we surround our bodies with are actually stripping our bodies from the proper level of moisture or hydration we need to look and function well.
Moisture repels toxins and helps nutrients get into our skin cells. This is just one of the many benefits silk can make an impactful difference to our skin health. Another great reason to make the switch is that pure silk properly shields our faces from acne buildup by keeping the pillowcase free from products, as we mentioned before in this blog post. So if you care about your skincare, don’t let your creams just be absorbed by your pillow!
Another skin problem pure silk helps manage and prevent is atopic dermatitis or eczema. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic. Given its protein ingredient called sericin, allergic reactions are kept at bay. But truth be told, even with no eczema, you deserve to have a comfortable, safe, and allergen-free bed to rest in after a long day’s work.
The sericin is the same material that gets sewn into silk clothing and bed covers, which protect sensitive skin and keep your sleeping space clean and hygienic. What a win-win!
During Allergy Season
As February rolls in, allergens come out to play. This can lead you to be unproductive, sick, or simply too lethargic to attend to your daily matters.
If you're looking for an extra layer of protection against allergens, consider using a silk pillowcase. Silk is naturally antibacterially resistant, so it won't hold onto bacteria that cause allergies. Plus, it's hypoallergenic, meaning it won't irritate sensitive skin.
When you get home at night and your head hits the pillow, our wish is for you to get a good night’s sleep. We may not remove the allergens around you, but we can provide you with excellent and affordable 25 momme silk pillowcases.
So next time you see a silk product, don’t simply dismiss it for its luxurious appeal and expensive price tag. At Celestial Silk, we make sure to provide you with the best value for your money with practical, natural, and affordable silk goods.
Proper sleep is vital for the next day’s productivity. Aside from using blackout curtains, minimizing gadget use an hour before bedtime, and choosing the right pillow for your slumber, another great addition to your routine is replacing your pillowcase with a silk covering. This effectively creates a barrier between your skin and the pillowcase, thus helping your skin, face, and hair to effectively retain moisture and suffer none of that dryness.
Silk eye masks are also a cheap and wonderful thrill for pure silk enthusiasts. Eye masks not only look tastefully posh but improve the quality of your sleep further. They are cheap, travel-friendly, and easy to clean. Honestly, we are not sure you could ask for more than this! If any, feel free to check out our collection of silk eye masks to pair with your silk blanket.
Sleeping Temperature (Temperature-Regulating)
Silk is known to be a thermal regulator, and naturally so. There is a reason why silk makes a great choice whether it’s winter or summer. If you have ever woken up drenched in sweat or with your REM rate poor, then it might be high time to change into those silk pillowcases.
According to Well + Good website, our bodies require a drop in temperature just as we work towards REM sleep or “the deepest stage of sleep”. To be specific, we want to reach 15ºC or 59ºF. Coincidentally, our bodies stop regulating temperature as we enter deep sleep. In this scenario, silk may just as well be your ticket to a peaceful slumber.
As it is, our 25 momme silk pillowcase has a properly breathable fabric that makes it easy for heat to escape while retaining the right level of cozy coolness for a good night’s sleep. Between a hectic schedule and a smooth-sailing day, a silk pillowcase can make a whole world of difference.