As temperatures start to drop and the seasons change, it’s important to be mindful that our skin changes along with them! Without that summer heat and humidity in the air, the colder months can often bring about dull and dehydrated skin. Cooler temperatures, central heating and windy conditions can also cause more serious skin conditions like eczema to flare up. I’m sure we’ve all heard the basics of keeping your skin hydrated, like drinking plenty of water. But what if you could actively hydrate while you sleep?
When it comes to our skin and hydration, there are so many factors that play a role. One of them being the conditions in which you sleep!
How Does Your Sleep Environment Affect Your Skin and Hair?
When you lay your head on fabrics such as cotton or flannel, those fabrics are absorbing all of the moisture gathered in your skin throughout the day. We want our skin to be retaining moisture while we sleep, not having it taken away. These fabrics also tend to irritate and exacerbate any problems you may be having such as acne or psoriasis. The oils that are being transferred onto your pillowcase can cause a buildup of allergens and bacteria, which then gets transferred back to your skin.
Oil and dirt on your pillowcase attract dust mites and bacteria, which could cause breakage on your skin.
As if we don’t have enough thoughts running through our minds when we lay down to go to sleep at night, we shouldn’t have to worry about the impact our pillow may be having on our skin.
There are numerous benefits to using a silk pillowcase, one of them being hydration. Sleeping on a pillowcase that is 100% silk means that less moisture is being absorbed from your skin while you sleep. Why douse yourself in that fancy night cream just to have your pillowcase absorb it? Using a silk pillowcase will help amplify your nightly beauty regimen!
These hydrating benefits are not only for your skin, but for your hair as well. Sleeping on silk will reduce the friction against your pillow, helping fight frizziness and breakage in your hair.
It also helps the hair retain its natural oils. If you’re someone who uses a lot of product in their hair, this is super beneficial. Think about it… any product used on your hair throughout the day is going to get transferred to your pillow when you lay your head down at night. We want that leave-on conditioner we use to stay in our hair, leaving it moisturized and shiny.
Silk as a Natural Moisture-Retainer
There are SO MANY reasons that we want our hair and skin to stay hydrated, including avoiding that annoying itchy, flaky skin we tend to see when it gets cooler out.
Having hydrated skin will aid in minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and all those signs of aging that we're trying to avoid. Feel free to welcome that sweater weather with open arms when you know Blissy’s 100% Mulberry silk pillowcase is taking care of your skin as you crawl into bed at night.