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The Meaning of Beauty Sleep, With Skincare Expert Dr. Jennifer Ahdout
The Meaning of Beauty Sleep, With Skincare Expert Dr. Jennifer Ahdout

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Making sure you get your beauty sleep is common advice, but is it just a saying, or is there something to it? At Blissy, we’re launching our Expert Series to get to the bottom of this topic, along with other sleep and beauty topics.

Introducing: The Blissy Expert Series!


In The Blissy Expert Series, we'll be covering the most pressing questions in hair care, skin care, and beauty sleep. We're excited to share exclusive interviews with our experts in the field. You won't find these interviews anywhere else! Hear from top dermatologists and hair stylists and get the skinny on what you can do to take your beauty game to the next level.

So, what do the experts have to say about the meaning of beauty sleep? Keep reading to learn more about the effects of sleep on your appearance. And be sure to check out the video clips to hear from our expert source, Dr. Jennifer Ahdout, a Beverly Hills dermatologist.

Experts Reveal: The Truth Behind Beauty Sleep

Science has spoken. Beauty sleep is a must for a youthful, radiant complexion. But what do the experts say about how to apply this knowledge in our everyday lives? We talked to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Ahdout, of the Roxbury Institute in Beverly Hills, to get the inside scoop on how to care for your skin while you sleep.

Settling the debate on silk vs cotton pillowcases

At Blissy, we are obsessed with silk. Clearly. But we wanted to know what a dermatologist had to say when it comes to what you rest your head on. How much does your pillowcase fabric really matter? Can we put our money where our mouth is?

Blissy: Is silk a more hydrating fabric than cotton?

Dr. Ahdout: "The answer is yes. Indeed, silk can help hold moisture much better than cotton can. And so it is a more hydrating fabric."

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So, is a silk pillowcase actually better than cotton for your skin? Absolutely, it turns out! Dr. Ahdout explains that silk is a superior fabric to cotton when it comes to it’s hydrating power. It holds the moisture in your skin much better and is less drying.

Uncovering the connection between sleep and premature aging

Are you a side sleeper, a back sleeper, or do you sleep on your stomach? If you haven’t given this question much thought, you may be wondering, what does it matter? But it turns out there may be a link between your sleep position and aging. Let’s see what our expert, Dr. Ahdout, has to say.

Blissy: Does the way you sleep affect the appearance of wrinkles?

Dr. Ahdout: “Yes, indeed. A lot of the lines we see are related to sleeping. And the face gets smashed with the pillow, so this is a very significant cause of premature aging.”

Watch the video to hear Dr. Ahdout's answer: 


According to Dr. Ahdout, the lines and wrinkles we often see on our faces can be directly linked to the way we sleep. The constant pressure and friction of your face against a pillow can cause it to scrunch, contributing to premature aging.

This is why it's crucial to make sure you're resting your head on a soft, smooth texture, such as a Blissy silk pillowcase. Silk pillowcases not only reduce friction. They also help to maintain skin moisture. This can prevent wrinkles and fine lines caused by dryness.

So, if you want to keep your skin looking youthful and radiant, it's time to invest in a silk pillowcase and start getting your beauty sleep."

Improve Beauty Sleep with Blissy Silk Pillowcases

Our beauty expert, Dr. Jennifer Ahdout, confirms it: your pillowcase matters for your appearance. It's not just about getting beauty sleep, it's also about what you're sleeping on. Cotton and other fabrics that tug at your skin can lead to wrinkles and frizzy hair. Protect your skin and hair while you sleep with the right pillowcase.

Silk pillowcases offer the right kind of texture for a good night’s sleep and healthier skin. Keep in mind that choosing the best type of silk pillowcase means you’ll make the most of beauty sleep. Blissy makes silk pillowcases from mulberry silk. This type of silk offers the softest and smoothest texture to rest your head on.

You can say goodbye to restless nights and hello to radiant skin with these pillowcases, designed to promote beauty sleep. Blissy Silk Pillowcases don’t pull on your skin, so you won’t wake up with creases or sleep wrinkles. These pillowcases also help your skin retain moisture, reducing the risk of dry skin.

Hate breakouts? These silk pillowcases are hypoallergenic and have a tight fabric weave. So they don’t trap dander, dust, and other tiny particles that can irritate your skin. This helps prevent acne breakouts and other skin problems from occurring.

Blissy Silk Pillowcases don't just promote beauty sleep. They also offer a cool, comfortable sleep experience. Made from 100% silk, these pillowcases provide a cooling effect. This helps prevent tossing and turning caused by a rise in body temperature.

Here’s what customers have to say about Blissy and beauty sleep!

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What do customers think of using Blissy Silk Pillowcases for beauty sleep? One customer says “What can I say, after four months of sleeping on their pillowcases, I won’t use another brand. The silk stays cool and I wake up with no pillow wrinkles on my face, my hair is less frizzy and uncooperative.”

There’s more praise for Blissy Silk Pillowcases from other customers as well. As a customer recently stated in a video testimonial, “I love my hair and skin in the mornings. Nothing feels dry.” She also mentions how cool and soft the mulberry silk feels against her skin and that she wakes up smiling every morning.

How to Choose the Right Silk Pillowcase

How can you make sure you choose the best silk pillowcase? You can’t go wrong with Blissy Silk Pillowcases. When you look into different brands of silk pillowcases, you’ll notice that they come in different momme counts, grades of silk, and other factors. Here's what to look for.

1) Check momme weight

Blissy Silk Pillowcases come in a momme weight of 22, which is ideal for pillowcases. This count isn’t too heavy or too lightweight. It’s just right for resting your head when you start to feel sleepy.

2) Compare silk grade

Looking at the grade of silk for different pillowcases can help you determine their quality. Blissy Silk Pillowcases come in grade 6A silk, which means they’re the best money can buy. The high-grade fibers of these pillowcases provide a smooth surface for your skin.

3) Consider care instructions

Having to spend a lot of time and effort caring for silk pillowcases takes some of the fun out of using them for beauty sleep. You don’t have to worry about dry cleaning Blissy pillowcases or going out of your way to keep them in good condition.

Blissy Silk Pillowcases can be machine washed and even put in the dryer on a low setting. Just follow the simple care instructions for your Blissy pillowcases, and they’ll stay in excellent condition.

Start Shopping for Your Beauty Sleep Pillowcases Today

Ready to start getting beauty sleep for healthier skin and hair? Visit Blissy to find high-quality silk pillowcases in a wide range of styles, colors, sizes, and designs. Choose the ideal pillowcases for your bed, and you can look forward to enjoying more beauty sleep and a beautiful appearance.


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