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The Beauty Treatment You Never Knew You Needed: Why Every Beauty Expert Recommends a Silk Pillowcase

silk pillowcase gentle friction beauty sleep | by the skinny confidentialRecently we moved to LA & somehow in the move, I lost my silk pillowcase. And BOY OH BOY did I see a difference.

You guys, it was like night & day- I could not believe my skin, & my hair was more dry ( like waaaaaaay drier ), & I wasn’t sleeping well anymore. My hairstylist, Katie, even mentioned that she noticed I wasn’t sleeping on a silk pillowcase.

If you’re unfamiliar with a silk pillowcase the benefits include:

♡ hypoallergenic, naturally- resistant to the accumulation of mould, dirt, & other allergens that could be playing a role in any skin problems.

♡ smooths the face- you’ll wake up looking fresh instead of having pillowcase marks imprinted on your face.

♡ doesn’t absorb moisture- this prevents bacteria & odor on your pillowcase & also keeps hydration in your skin.

♡ good for your hair- see ya rat’s nest & split ends.

♡ great for any climate- Aspen or Palm Springs, you’ll be good.

♡ silk is natural; it’s spun by silk worms- the fabric contains 18 amino acids ( << which are amaze for your skin ).

♡ looks & feels super elegant & luxurious.

According to an article I found ( of which the link is broken & I can’t find it ), “while you sleep at night, your skin is getting nourished by this beautiful silk. First the feeling of sleeping on silk is so luxurious and elegant but it’s also good for you. Most plastic surgeons and dermatologists can tell you when you go and visit them, they can see which side of your face you sleep on by the sleep lines on your face. Those sleep lines turn into permanent wrinkles. Because silky fabric is so soft and silky, your face glides. It’s not causing friction and causing sleep lines. Silk’s naturally hypoallergenic, because of the tight weave between the silk fibers, it doesn’t allow dust mites and other nasty things to get in there. It’s actually been tested and proven that silk is naturally hypoallergenic. And when it comes to cotton, it creates friction, which is why when you sleep on cotton you can wake up with sleep lines. If you’re putting those really expensive skin care products on your skin at night, where do you think that product is going? That product is actually getting absorbed into your cotton pillowcase.”

Um…are you sold yet?

Because of the drastic difference, I really felt like I needed to post on this again. Because if you’re not sleeping on a silk pillowcase your hair & skin is not what it could pillowcase gentle friction beauty sleep | by the skinny confidentialNow I’m back to my trusty silk pillowcase & my hair & skin feel way better. I’d even go as far to say that if you’re going to use an eye mask, you should use a silk one.

This travel set is a great value because it comes with a pillowcase & an eye mask. This brand also invented a gentle silk wash for their products, because we need to be careful with our precious silks.

Discover Night pillowcases is another brand I really like- Michael is a huge fan too. I’m basically obsessed because it’s anti-aging, anti-sleep crease, anti-bedhead, & it’s sort of like getting a beauty treatment while you sleep.

Silk pillowcases are recommended by plastic surgeons, hair dressers, dermatologists, all beauty experts, & I’m here to tell you…IT’S NO JOKE!

The silky, delicious, buttery fabric is something everyone needs in their bed. It makes sleeping so much better- along with my white noise machine, noise-cancelling headphones, salt rock lamp & silk eye mask. I’m basically Holly Golightly.

I’m off to get some shut eye & work on my skin & hair as I sleep. you know I love to multitask.

x, lauryn

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++ If you like this post, you’ll be obsessed with the one about my salt rock night light.

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  1. Just ordered one! How many times a week do you wash your pillowcase? And any tips for side sleepers?

  2. Well i had no idea silk was actually good for the skin because it contained amino acids i always thought it was good for the skin because of how it felt on the skin.

  3. I live in an area with frigid, dry winters, and I must say these products are lifesavers! I just got the salt rock night light and love it! The hue is just gorgeous and calming. Silk pillowcases are also a necessity to protect my dry hair in the winter. Thanks for great posts!

    1. Hello Lauryn, in this post you recommend silk, but I think I hear you talk about a satin skin also, which one do you recommend? “I want specifics” 🙂

  4. hi, LAURYN
    It is a nice and useful piece of information. I’m happy that you
    just shared this helpful information with us.
    Thank you for sharing.

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