You’ve probably wondered about how silk can help you get better rest, how your diet can influence your sleep, and which aspects of Feng Shui can put your mind at ease; keep following our blog over the coming months.
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This week we’re focusing on the health benefits we get from our silk-based products. If it’s pillows, bedding, or women’s cardigans there are multiple advantages to investing in silk.
Silk is always a pleasure to touch your skin. However, experts have evidence to suggest that it may also aid in preventing getting older. The fabric is made up of a natural protein, as well as a variety of essential amino acids. Research has concluded that amino acids can make wrinkles appear smoother as the body’s nervous system becomes relaxed.
Silk also has a natural chemical called albumen that stimulates the skin’s metabolism to ensure that skin cells can grow and repair. It isn’t able to absorb moisture as well, which is beneficial in the event that you apply facial creams before getting to bed.
While cotton pillowcases might absorb some of the creams, using silk-lined pillowcases make sure that all the cream is absorbed when you go to sleep. Silk is beneficial to those with skin issues, like eczema. Many bedding products can cause skin irritations such as acne overnight, as they cause the skin to heat up, losing precious moisture. Silk, however, is soft silky, and smooth. It also allows the body to retain water thus reducing the possibility of drying and irritating your skin during the night.
Silk’s inherent properties and the double-stranded fibers it has are similar to human hair, which explains why it is for keeping the temperatures of your body cool. Silk offers a comfortable, yet still insulating barrier between you and the ambient temperature which keeps your body cool in summer and warm in winter.
Silk pillowcases have significant advantages for the health and well-being of hair. Even though silk isn’t able to absorb liquids, its moisture-wicking properties aid in moving the grease and excess moisture away from your skin. It helps ensure that your hair can remain dry and lacking in grease by the next morning. The silky texture helps reduce the thinning of hair, which may lead to possible split ends. Cotton can cause friction between your head and the pillow, which leads to frazzled, damaged hair. The anti-static properties can also keep your hair from knotting.