Can Your Pillow help You Anti-Age? Whats The Truth?

Our sleep time is critical for rest and rejuvenation.

Up to one-third of our day we are asleep. Night is the best time to repair skin, so it makes sense that so many innovations are being researched for optimizing our sleep time routine.


So what type of pillowcase do I use? Silk


Why? So first off we know that silk is wonderful for our hair it causes less breakage than traditional cotton pillow cases.


FYI All pillowcases need to washed (as well as sheets once a week).


Silk is a great option for patients with sensitive skin as it is more gentle on the skin than cotton pillow cases. Cotton fabric draw in the moisture from your hair, skin, and products. This can lead to irritation in those with more sensitive skin types. The moisture brought into the pillow can also draw in bacteria, causing breakouts. Sleeping on a silk surface means less moisture will be taken from your skin and hair. This is because the fabric of silk draws in less moisture than cotton.


Acne Prone Skin- Make sure that before you go to sleep you wash your face well what is left over on your face can get on the pillowcase leading to breakouts. Also, don’t forget about hair products which can contain ingredients like oil or silicone that can cause inflammation. What’s on your hair will be drawn into your pillowcase and can potentially lead to inflammation and breakouts.


Aging Skin- there is no real evidence that silk prevents wrinkles. This is more about dependent on your sleep position: your back or on your side. If you are a side sleeper on you develop more wrinkles on that side of your face. it’s best to sleep on your back and not put too much pressure on either side of your face.


So in summary investing in a silk pillow case my be helpful for your skin and your haircare night time routine, but making sure you wash your pillowcases and sheets is most important!

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