A fact known by everyone is that silk is a beautiful fabric. It is made by the silkworms whose main diet is only mulberry leaves and these worms produce the finest and the shiniest fabric in the world. You will be shocked to know that although silk is a fabric; a silk rope is stronger than a thick metal wire.
Silk has many interesting qualities which you do not about. The best part is that silk has many advantages for your skin and hair. You can improve the quality of your skin and hair by sleeping on silk pillowcase. Listed below are some of the interesting facts about silk pillowcases which you do not know about.
1) Silk Has Antiaging Properties
Yes, you can now increase years in the texture of your hair and skin by sleeping on silk pillowcases. When you sleep on cotton pillowcases, your skin is constantly tugged and pulled due to the rough texture. This also gives you sleep wrinkles when you wake up in the morning. This is due to the friction caused when the skin comes in contact with the pillowcase. Over time these wrinkles can become permanent. Silk has naturally smooth and gliding texture and it minimizes the friction created which will prevent wrinkles and prematurely aging skin.
2) It Does Not Absorb Moisture
Do you face the problem of waking up with a rough and dry skin than the night before or hair which looks like has been going through an electric shock? Have you ever contemplated the reason for it? Cotton pillowcases absorb the moisture from your skin and hair, due to which your hair and skin produce more sebum and moisture to make up for the loss. This makes your hair and skin dry, frizzy and rough. Silk does not absorb moisture and it contains essential proteins and amino acids which provide the nutrients to your hair and skin. During the night when you are sleeping, the cells in your skin and hair renew and regenerate themselves. The proteins and amino acids in the silk speed up the metabolism process for your skin and hair, thereby giving you a glowy, beautiful skin and smooth hair. Your hair and skin will be hydrated after sleeping on silk.
3) Anti-Allergic Properties
Yes, you heard that right. Doctors and dermatologists recommend sleeping on silk if you have eczema, very dry or sensitive skin or have gotten any allergies. The threads of silk are very fine and completely interwoven that no insects or germs can penetrate the threads. this way sleeping on silk will also protect you against mosquito and insect bites.
4) Temperature Regulator
Silk has a built-in temperature control system. You will be surprised to know that it will keep you warm during the cold winter months and will keep you cool in summers. So now, you will not get hot flushes and extreme sweating in the hot summers.