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10 Silk Pillowcase Benefits for Sleep, Skin, and Hair
10 Silk Pillowcase Benefits for Sleep, Skin, and Hair

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Key takeaways:

  • Mulberry silk pillowcases can help prevent wrinkles and fine lines due to reduced friction.

  • Silk pillowcases can reduce acne and improve sensitive skin conditions like eczema.

  • Sleeping on silk can lead to healthier hair, reducing breakage and frizz.

  • Silk has thermoregulating properties, providing a comfortable sleep environment.


Let us make one thing clear: satin pillowcases are not real silk pillowcases, and not all silk pillowcases are mulberry silk. Mulberry silk is the finest quality silk recommended by beauty experts and cosmetic dermatology. Mulberry silk contains specific amino acids that offer natural resistance to reduce wrinkles and nourish your hair and skin.

Luxurious mulberry silk has many benefits and can make a huge difference in your beauty routine. But the health and beauty benefits of a silk pillowcase go beyond movie star skin and hair.

Here’s a peek at 10 benefits you get from sleeping on a silk pillowcase.

Top 10 Benefits of Sleeping on a Silk Pillowcase

1. Protecting delicate facial skin can prevent wrinkles

As it turns out, old-time movie stars probably did sleep on silk pillowcases and not just for the luxurious feel of it. Facial wrinkles and sleep creases on the cheeks count among the casualties of sleep.

Enter the silk pillowcase. As Dr. Marnie Nussbaum, an NYC-based board certified dermatologist pointed out in an Insider interview, silk pillowcases don’t pull on the skin the way cotton pillowcases do. Blame the pull on friction.

prevent wrinkles

If your hair has ever stuck to your pillowcase due to a crazy amount of static electricity, then you know this friction we speak about. Silk is smoother than cottoneven the highest-quality Egyptian cottongiving you more wrinkle-free skin after a good night’s sleep.

If you can prevent fine lines and wrinkles with silk pillowcase benefitsthat's nothing less than anti-aging magic. It's also one of the most beloved benefits of a silk pillowcase. 

2. A silk pillowcase helps with acne and sensitive skin

If you have a problem with zits, cotton or polyester pillowcases are not your friends. Other fabrics just can’t beat the benefits of silk pillowcases when it comes to fighting pimples.

The friction from an ordinary pillowcase causes inflammation. Inflammation flares up due to the friction from your bedding and pillowcase. A cotton pillowcase will also absorb moisture, creating a damp environment ideal for bacteria.

All this makes your acne go from bad to worse.

silk for blemish prone skin

A smooth texture, low friction, non-absorbent material is ideal for controlling breakouts.

The ultra-smooth fabric of a silk pillowcase offers you a smooth, gentle surface to sleep on. This results in clearer, smoother skin. Think of your silk pillowcase as a zit remedy that you apply for eight hours every night.

3. Silk benefits dry skin and is healing for skin conditions

Silk pillowcases benefit not only oily, acne-prone skin, but skin that's dry, too. This may seem like a paradox, but there's an explainable reason for it.

Silk’s smooth surface, tight weave, and low absorbency allow your skin to retain more of its natural moisture. The same goes for the oils and moisturizers in your beauty creamssilk won't absorb these off you.

silk adds as much moisture as lotion

Silk's soft texture and naturally hypoallergenic qualities also block allergens, easing conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Truly, sleeping on real silk pillowcases makes you look and feel like an A-list movie star every night. 

4. Sleeping on silk pillowcases means no more frizzy hair

Some of the top advantages of silk pillowcases—less friction and more moisturehelp more than just your skin. Your hair loves, loves, loves silk material because it helps prevent hair breakage and transform brittle hair into healthy hair.

Because silk reduces friction and retains the oils in your hair, your hair breaks less often as you sleep. It also can prevent split ends that cause your hair to look frizzy.

use silk on chemically treated hair

And if you have curly or frizzy hair, you’ll love the benefits of silk pillowcases. Other fabrics snag hair and zap moisture. Silk fabrics pamper your curls, leaving you with smooth bouncy curls instead of frizz.

Fewer split ends and shinier, gorgeous hair is one of the most fabulous benefits of a silk pillowcase.

5. A silk pillowcase helps regulate temperature

It’s one thing to fall asleep lounging on a floaty in the pool. It’s another thing to wake up in a pool of water because you sweated out your entire body's supply of moisture.

According to Well and Good, body temperature regulation and REM sleep are the nocturnal equivalent of walking and chewing gum at the same time. The human body is pretty klutzy when it tries to do those two activities together.

silk helps regulate body temperature in bed

Your body stays cool when you drift off surrounded by silk. Its thermoregulating properties keep your body temp down, giving you a better and dryer night’s sleep.

When you sleep on silk, your body cools down in the summer and warms up in the winter. You sleep better and more comfortably because of it.

6. A silk pillowcases nurse your sunburn

Sunburns and cotton don’t go very well together.

When your skin feels volcano-hot from a sunburn, the goal is to keep it cool. Cotton fabric holds heat while silk dissipates it, which is super beneficial for sunburnt skin.

silk helps prevent irritation of sunburns

You also don’t want your pillowcase’s hardware catching on your skin. Blissy’s pillowcases have a hidden zipper, and that’s not just for aesthetics. The hidden zipper in a Blissy Silk Pillowcase never catches on your skin’s tender spots.

Take our word for it. A Blissy pillowcase’s cooling properties offer one of the best sunburn remedies around.

7. A Silk pillowcase a day keeps dust mites away

Here’s a thing you don’t want to think about if you have allergies. A good portion of the allergens that stuff up your sniffer come from dust mite droppings.

Seriously, it’s one thing to get a little hay fever from grass pollen. It’s another thing altogether to get it from bug poop. Just ew.

Fortunately, silk fabric’s tight weave and naturally occurring amino acids make it inhospitable to allergens. Mold and mildew don’t find much of a home in silk, either.

dust mite on pillow and bedding

Unfortunately, you can’t say the same about your cotton pillowcases—they're more or less allergen magnets for your pillow.

This bug-busting benefit of a silk pillowcase is one of our favorites! Because we hate bugs—especially ones we can't see—living off our bodies. 

8. Sleeping on Blissy silk fabrics means less chemical exposure

Sleeping on Blissy's OEKO-TEX certified mulberry silk minimizes your exposure to chemicals. Blissy sources its textiles only from the highest quality sources. The mulberry trees that play a critical role in Blissy silk production require very few chemicals in the growth process. This results in a much more chemical-free fabric.

blissy silk is all-natural, not chemically treated

Moreover, silk production requires less water and energy than other fiber types. It’s also biodegradable and renewable. If you care about eco-friendly products, that's just another one of the benefits of a silk pillowcase.

9. Toss silk pillowcases in the washing machine

This may not seem like a health and beauty benefit of silk pillowcases, but it is. The reason boils down to your ability to control what kinds of chemicals (or not) go into your wash.

The fact that this fabric is machine washable should ease your mind. Particularly if you have sensitive skin. The main reason is—some laundry detergent chemicals, like 1,4-Dioxane, are carcinogenic.

blissy pillowcases are machine washable

When you need to wash your Blissy Silk Pillowcases, just toss them in the wash with their companion Blissy Wash in a mesh laundry bag on the delicate cycle. You'll get a clean, non-toxic sleep every night.

Further reading:

10. Silk pillowcases bring breathable fabric to your bed

Lexie Sachs, who heads up the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab, says that fibers in breathable silk work as temperature regulators. The moisture-wicking properties of the fabric remove tiny sweat droplets away from the skin.

This leaves you with less moisture around your head and neck so you feel dry, cool, and comfortable as you sleep. This allows for a deeper, more healing night’s sleep.

unlike satin pillowcases, silk is breathable

And deep healing sleep counts among the best remedies for your overall health. As an article on the Harvard Medical Center website points out, conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity often go hand-in-hand with low sleep quality.

The Benefits of a Silk Pillowcase Are Too Many To Ignore

All in all, giving yourself movie-star skin, hair, and health can be as easy as sleeping on a silk pillowcase.

Skip the satin pillowcase, try a Blissy Pillowcase today to look younger, healthier, and more vibrant!


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