We spend half of our lives in bed. Unbeknown to us, our bed can be harbouring a nasty cocktail of human cells, bacteria and bodily excretions. Ew! Did you know that we shed about 14 grams of skin each week, half of that is probably ending up on your sheets? Voms!
When was the last time you changed your sheets? If you had to think about that, then it's probably been too long and you should throw your sheets in the washing machine pronto. But this isn't a post about bedroom hygiene.
Since we spend so much time in bed, why not use that time to give your skin a helping hand as well. I recently switched our cotton pillow slips to luxurious silk and have felt an instant improvement in my skin.
Sleeping on silk is renowned for its anti-ageing and skin beautifying benefits. If you want to wake up looking refreshed and glowing, investing in a silk pillow slip is definitely for you. Not convinced? Here are a few more benefits of sleeping with silk be it in the form of a silk pillow slip or an eye mask.
Keeps your skin hydrated
Sleeping on silk pillow slips helps keep your skin's moisture levels in check. This is due to the fabric's smooth, tight weave which helps keep moisture close to your skin leaving your face feeling more hydrated than sleeping on cotton or polyester pillow slips.
Because your skin is more hydrated, you are less likely to wake up with sleep lines and may even notice a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
Silk is naturally resistant to dust mites, fungus and mould, in addition to many other allergens. If you’re prone to allergies, then silk pillow slips are the way to go.
More good hair days
Sleeping on silk can help reduce the occurrence of bad hair days. The natural properties of silk, including its smooth surface, can help reduce friction on your hair which often causes damage, like split ends.
A little daily luxury
Sleeping on silk feels luxurious. I’m pretty big on self-care, but often don’t have the time for it. Sleeping on silk is one way to ensure you do something nice for yourself every day.