We know that a good night’s sleep can make us look and feel rejuvenated, but can a pillowcase swap be the secret to waking up with clearer, smoother skin and lustrous locks?
Word on the Insta is that silk or copper pillowcases are the latest must-have beauty tool. We tucked into the research, plus asked the experts whether slumbering on certain fabrics will make a difference in our skin or tresses.
The slick texture of silk may be better for your skin, especially if you battle acne.
Although more research needs to be done to confirm the benefits, a recent clinical trial showed a reduction in pimples for people who snoozed on “silk-like” pillowcases when compared to those who slept on cotton covers.
Benefits of silk pillowcases
- less friction on skin or hair prevents irritation or damage
- a cleaner sleep surface
- less drying for skin and hair
“These pillowcases can be a beneficial addition to other acne treatments,” says Yoram Harth, a board-certified dermatologist, and the medical director of MDacne.
Why? Silk may present a kinder and cleaner surface for cradling your cheek. “Silk pillowcases are gentler on the skin of people with acne or sensitive skin than rough cotton pillowcases,” Harth explains. The friction from cotton on pimple-prone skin can create more inflammation, making acne worse.
Cotton also sops up the natural oil and bacteria from your face and hair, and that grime accumulates on your case night after night, creating a petri dish out of your pillow.
“Silk pillowcases absorb less of the moisture and dirt and thus may be a better choice for people with acne,” Harth says. “This is especially true for people who sleep on their sides or stomach.”
The other claim of silky pillow covers is that they’re milder on your mane. While there’s no scientific evidence of this, the same logic that Harth explains regarding silk on skin may also apply to silk on strands.
Silk’s frictionless surface might mitigate damage, and it may prolong the sleek look of a blowout or prevent snarls.
If you’re susceptible to dry hair, a silk case may also leech less moisture.
QUICK BUYING TIPSWhen purchasing silk pillowcases, be sure to double check the reviews. Some companies may bypass the filter by using terms like “silk-like” to get on your radar but not actually provide real silk, or high-quality materials.
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