Why Sleeping on Silk is Good For You

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As you may have heard we spend an entire third of our lives in bed? Why waste all this time which could be put to better beauty use coupled with waking up feeling totally refreshed. Yes that’s right! Have you ever thought of sleeping on silk? Well I hadn’t up until twelve months ago when a family member gave me a silk pillowcase for Christmas. Wow, let me tell you what you’ve been missing!

Overnight is when your body works overtime to revitalise and replenish – especially your skin. It is also the time when all that bedtime skin preparation surrounding night creams and magical healing potions are going to do their job. So why not be as concerned about the material that you are resting your face on.

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Silk contains natural protein, cellular albumin, as well as 18 essential amino acids. Together, these speed up the metabolism of cells and increase cellular turnover. Studies have shown that amino acids can counter the effects of ageing, especially in the facial skin and can help calm the nervous system. Unlike cotton, which is an absorbent fibre and draws moisture, silk will not absorb natural moisture from your face and hair or those expensive beauty creams while you sleep.

Silk also provides a smoother surface to rest upon and doesn’t pull or crease your skin.

marilyn monroe sleeping on silk

Here are some of the other wonderful things you can expect from your silk pillowcase!

Pure silk is naturally mildew resistant and won’t collect dust mites. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic, making it a must for asthma patients and allergy sufferers, especially those with eczema, or sensitive, dry or itchy skin.

No more bed hair! The silk pillowcase will allow your hair to slide easily across the pillow, as you sleep. Especially if yours is prone to knots, static and frizz. This helps to maintain longer that blow dry or hair straightening.

For women going through menopause, there’s nothing more familiar that the sudden feeling of a hot flush, that starts in your toes and works its way up your body, to your head. Silk doesn’t conduct heat or static electricity. So you can always have a cool place to rest your face on.

The ENVY NIGHTWEAR silk pillowcase comes in four colours: duck egg blue, pink, white and silver. The simple, classic design of the pillowcase made of 19 momme silk, will compliment any bedroom décor and provide a luxurious option for sleeping on.

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