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Luxurious Beauty Sleep: The Skin Benefits of Using Blissy Silk Pillowcases
Luxurious Beauty Sleep: The Skin Benefits of Using Blissy Silk Pillowcases

 

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Having a solid skincare routine and getting plenty of beauty sleep are good ways to help your skin look radiant, but there’s one more step. The kind of pillowcase you use in bed can make or break your journey toward healthier skin.

Cotton or flannel pillowcases might seem cozy, but these materials aren’t doing your skin any favors. They can actually cause skin irritation and other problems instead of improving your skin. Set the flannel and cotton pillowcases aside and use silk pillowcases instead.

Are silk pillowcases good for your skin? Unlike cotton or flannel pillowcases, silk pillowcases have tons of beauty benefits. Whether you have sensitive skin or not, sleeping on a Blissy Silk Pillowcase can benefit you in several ways.

Blissy Silk Pillowcases, Blissy Silk Sleep Masks, and our other silk products are made of 100% mulberry silk. This natural fabric offers many benefits for your skin thanks to the following features it has.

Anti-Aging Effects

anti-aging is one of the many benefits of silk bedding

Resting on a silk pillowcase night after night can help prevent wrinkles and fine lines. While a cotton pillowcase or other materials can cause creases and lines to form, silk pillowcases slow down the aging process. Blissy Silk Pillowcases can leave you with more youthful-looking skin.

How is a silk pillowcase for skin able to do this? The key is a protein called sericin. This protein in mulberry silk has been shown to protect skin from the damage that free radicals from ultraviolet (UV) rays and other sources can cause. This damage can lead to wrinkles and fine lines.

Silk is scientifically proven to prevent fine lines

Science backs up the claim that silk has anti-aging effects. A 2018 study published in ACS Applied Bio Materials found that sericin in silk reduced skin inflammation and protected against free radical damage from UV ray exposure.

Antibacterial/Antimicrobial Properties

shiny silk fabric bedding

Bacteria and other microbes can build up on pillowcases made of cotton or other materials. This can lead to acne breakouts, especially if you have acne-prone skin already. Your skin rubs against your pillowcase while you sleep, which exposes your pores to all kinds of bacteria and microbes.

When you have a Blissy Silk Pillowcase, you don’t need to worry about ending up with pores full of debris. Silk pillowcases have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Instead of accumulating layers of these microbes, they help protect your skin from breakouts.

Silk shows antibacterial effects in studies

Scientists have put silk’s antibacterial and antimicrobial properties to the test. A 2021 study published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces found that fibroin, another silk protein, displays antibacterial properties against harmful microbes, including E.coli and Staphylococcus aureus.

Breathable Material

Going to sleep all night long on a breathable pillowcase can do wonders for your skin. The mulberry silk that Blissy's silk pillowcases are made of provides a high amount of breathability. What does this mean for your skin?

Silk helps you sleep while staying comfortably cool

Being breathable means that your silk pillowcase won’t trap heat. Trapping heat can make your pillowcase uncomfortably warm instead of cool, preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep. You might also toss and turn from being sweaty.

A 2021 study published in Nature Nanotechnology supports the claim that silk has cooling effects on skin.

A breathable silk pillowcase also means it won’t trap moisture. A pillowcase that traps moisture can be a breeding ground for bacteria, putting you at a higher risk of having skin irritation or breakouts.

Temperature-Regulating

beauty with gorgeous hair and skin on bed

Getting a good night’s sleep means making sure you don’t get too hot or cold during the night. Adjusting your sleep environment can help, such as turning the air conditioning on or using a fan. Using a silk pillowcase helps even more. The natural fabric of Blissy silk pillowcases helps regulate your body temperature.

Silk helps prevent you from warming up too much during sleep

beauty benefits of shiny smooth silk

How important is body temperature for sleep? A 2012 study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology shows that changes in your thermal environment can disrupt sleep. Staying cool promotes healthy sleep.

The cooling effect of Blissy’s mulberry silk pillowcases means you’re in for a better night’s sleep. A silk pillowcase can help your body stay cool all night long, so you can sleep peacefully.

Hydrating for Your Skin

woman with hydrated skin and hair

When your skin doesn’t have enough moisture, it becomes dry. This can give your skin a dull appearance and cause itchiness and flaking. Applying moisturizer helps hydrate your skin. However, using a cotton pillowcase or other fabrics that are similar can undo your skincare routine.

A cotton pillowcase can sap moisture from your face, leaving you with dry skin. Using moisturizer on your face can help, but cotton absorbs natural oils, moisture, and product straight off your face.

Switching to a Blissy Silk Pillowcase can help your skin stay hydrated while you sleep.

Silk’s sericin helps boost skin hydration

A 2004 review in the Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research found that sericin in silk promotes skin hydration and provides many other benefits. Sericin can repair your skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF), so it stays moist.

Hypoallergenic Properties

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Some pillowcase fabrics can trigger allergic reactions. For those with sensitive skin or skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis, some fabrics can lead to skin irritation and cause symptoms to flare up. Cotton and other materials can also clog pores, leading to acne breakouts.

Using a Blissy Silk Pillowcase while you sleep means you can enjoy its naturally hypoallergenic properties. Silk can help ease eczema in children and adults, as well as other skin conditions. This natural material can also reduce skin irritation and lower your risk of allergic reactions. Other benefits include soothing sunburned skin and leaving pores unclogged.

beautiful young woman with healthy skin

Studies show silk’s hypoallergenic properties

Research on the use of silk shows that this material can help soothe skin irritation. A 2019 study published in Dermatology Reports found that silk helped improve skin irritation in individuals with atopic dermatitis.

Low Absorbency

orchid blissy pillowcase in its box

Your pillowcase shouldn’t absorb moisture from your skin while you sleep. If it does, you can end up with dry skin. Unlike cotton, which has a high rate of absorption, a silk pillowcase won’t sap your skin’s moisture and natural oils.

Just how much moisture can cotton absorb? According to the book Improving Comfort in Clothing, cotton fibers are able to hold water up to 27 times their weight. In other words, cotton can absorb moisture in incredibly high amounts from your skin.

Silk won’t steal your skin’s natural moisture

Combining a nighttime skincare routine with a Blissy Silk Pillowcase at bedtime can help your skin stay moist and prevent dryness. When you rest your head on this kind of pillowcase, you can look forward to having radiant skin.

Moisture-Wicking

two durable blissy pillowcases with charmeuse weave

Silk pillowcases are known for having moisture-wicking properties. Sleeping on a Blissy Silk Pillowcase means you won’t wake up on a damp, sweaty pillow. Mulberry silk evaporates moisture out instead of keeping it in.

How does this compare to other materials, such as cotton? Cotton pillowcases retain moisture, so if you sweat during the night, your pillow will stay damp. Even if you don’t sweat, these pillowcases will absorb and retain your hair and skin's natural moisture.

cotton bedding that needs washing

Switch to silk for a pillowcase that stays dry and comfortable

Silk pillowcases for skin won’t leave you feeling uncomfortable during the night or when you wake up in the morning. You’ll have a dry, soft pillowcase to sleep on throughout the night thanks to silk’s moisture-wicking properties.

Natural Fiber

white silk cocoons containing natural amino acids

Polyester and other synthetic fibers can irritate your skin, cause you to wake up with sleep creases, and lead to other skin problems. A Blissy Silk Pillowcase offers a natural fiber that comes with many benefits for sensitive skin and other skin conditions.

A mulberry silk pillowcase is made of silk that comes from the Bombyx mori silkworm. These domesticated silkworms produce cocoons that contain sericin and fibroin, the beneficial proteins found in silk. Threads of silk for pillowcases, sleep masks, loungewear, and other Blissy products are derived from these cocoons.

gold blissy fabric

Silk’s natural material leads to healthier skin

Silk is a naturally hypoallergenic material with moisture-wicking properties, hydrating properties, and other important qualities. This natural fabric is ideal for people with skin conditions, such as eczema or acne. A silk pillowcase won’t irritate skin as other materials do.

Non-Irritating for Skin

girl seated on bed with silk pillowcase

When you sleep on a pillowcase made from cotton, polyester, nylon, or a similar fabric, you might notice that your skin feels irritated. These kinds of fabrics are rougher than silk. They can also trigger redness, rashes, or other symptoms of skin irritation.

Blissy silk products soothe your skin

lavender blissy with box

A silk pillowcase offers a comfortable sleeping surface with properties that won’t bother your skin. You can get a good night’s sleep and achieve healthier skin when you make Blissy part of your nighttime routine.

Blissy offers silk pillowcases, sleep masks, robes, and other products that are perfect for your skin. Whether you sleep on a silk pillowcase with a silk sleep mask on or don a soft, silk robe in the morning, you can look forward to the soothing effects of this natural fabric on your skin.

OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Label

hand washed pillowcases

You might notice this label on your Blissy Silk Pillowcases. What does it mean? The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Label shows that these pillowcases are certified safe, non-toxic, and eco-friendly.

Rigorous testing ensures high safety standards

To earn this certification, mulberry silk pillowcases need to be produced in a way that guarantees no toxic or harmful substances. Seeing this label means that your silk pillowcase has been tested against hundreds of toxic chemicals. The Standard 100 label guarantees your pillowcase is completely safe and non-toxic.

Although silk pillowcases are made from a natural material, this doesn’t automatically mean they’re eco-friendly. The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Label indicates that silk pillowcases are considered environmentally friendly.

Smooth Surface

woman with better hair and skin lying on pillowcase in robe

Cotton pillowcases might seem soft, but they can cause quite a bit of friction on your skin. As you sleep, your face can rub against this material, which raises your risk of developing fine lines and wrinkles. You’re also more likely to have sleep creases on your face when you wake up.

Less friction means a better night's sleep

woman cradling pillow

Blissy Silk Pillowcases have a much smoother surface compared to cotton. In fact, these pillowcases have 43% less friction than cotton. Sleeping on a pillow covered with a silk pillowcase gives you a surface that won’t pull or tug at your skin while you’re asleep.

With a silk pillowcase as part of your bedding, you’ll have smoother hair, a lower risk of sleep creases, and a higher chance of smoother skin. These pillowcases also help prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Instead of dealing with friction, you’ll have a smooth surface that your skin glides over.

Ultra-Soft Texture

happy woman with pink blissy

Blissy Silk Pillowcases are super soft on your skin and hair. This provides you with the ultimate comfort, so you can enjoy a good night’s sleep. What makes these pillowcases so soft? The silk threads from Bombyx mori cocoons.

Keep your silk pillowcases soft and smooth with regular care

How can you make sure your silk pillowcases stay that way? They don’t need a lot of extra care, but giving them a wash about once a week is a good idea. This helps ensure that they’re as clean and soft as possible.

Machine-washed silk pillowcases stay soft, but make sure you wash them on a delicate cycle with gentle detergent. You can also clean them by hand washing them if you prefer doing it that way.

Are Satin Pillowcases Good for Skin?

woman thinking about silk and satin pillowcase benefits

Is a shiny satin pillowcase good for your skin? This delicate fabric is a synthetic material that is often compared to silk. However, silk and satin differ in notable ways. Satin pillowcase benefits don’t include being good for your skin.

Silk or satin pillowcases? Choose wisely

A satin pillowcase might look pretty as part of your bedroom decor, but it won’t do much for your skin. In fact, a satin pillowcase can be bad for your skin. These satin pillowcases won’t help your skin retain moisture like silk pillowcases. They also don’t offer other benefits, like being naturally hypoallergenic.

Having a satin pillowcase might trigger skin irritation, allergies, or other skin problems. When it comes to taking good care of your skin, a Blissy Silk Pillowcase is the best choice. These pillowcases promote healthy skin instead of making it harder for your skin to look its best.

Make Blissy Silk part of your skincare routine. Visit Blissy to see all the colors and styles available for silk pillowcases, sleep masks, and more!

 

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