The Benefits of Silk Bedding
The benefits of silk bedding for your hair and skin are amazing! Using Mulberry silk bedding means you are more likely to sleep better – with all the benefits that come from a good night’s sleep. But there are added benefits to sleeping on silk.
You will feel revitalised with hydrated glowing skin and luscious silky locks. Let’s look at a few of these amazing benefits of silk in more detail:
Benefits to your Hair
Silk pillowcases are known to enhance hair growth, breathability and avoid moisture absorption.
Both natural and curly hair can often be drier than other types. One of the benefits of silk pillowcases is that they don’t absorb moisture. So say ‘goodbye’ to moisture-absorbing cotton!
Cotton also tends to grab hairs during the night as you move, leading to root twisting. Mulberry silk pillowcases are proven to be kinder to your hair.
While on the topic of hair, Morton Mulberry Silk scrunchies are much better for your hair than regular hair ties for the same reasons. Silk is kinder to your locks, reducing split ends and breaking.
Benefits for your skin
Have you ever woken up with pillow-induced creases on your face? With up to a third of our lives spent asleep, the push and pull of cotton on the delicate skin of your face can leave its mark.
Cotton absorbs moisture from our facial skin as we sleep. Sadly, as we age, our skin loses some of its elasticity. The creases may wear off during the day. But the damage, small though it is, remains.
Mulberry silk is smooth, providing a friction-free surface to rest on for a good night’s sleep. And reduced creases!
Morton Mulberry Silk pillowcases are certified Oeko-Tex® Standard 100. That’s a guarantee of testing to ensure there are no harmful chemicals. Mulberry silk is natural, free of odours and great for your skin and hair!
Silk is 100% Natural
One of the components of Mulberry silk is Sericin. This is produced by the caterpillar of the Silkmoth, Bombyx mori, as it spins the silk for its cocoon. Sericin is used in medicine and cosmetics due to its natural infection resistance and its ability to improve the elasticity of the skin. This has been shown to have anti-wrinkle and anti-ageing properties.
The protein structures of silk make it the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics. As silk stays cleaner longer than cotton, it can help prevent acne, fungus and dust mite allergies. These same long fibres can also provide night time relief for those who suffer from many skin issues.
Cooler than cotton, silk is an excellent conductor of heat so it helps keep your head cool as you sleep, perfect for the summer months.
For anyone suffering from hot flushes, Mulberry silk’s ability to wick the moisture away is a huge advantage. No more damp pillowcases during the night!
What is the difference between satin and silk?
If cotton absorbs moisture and its friction pulls on your hair, what about satin?
Satin and silk may look similar and the price of satin products is generally lower than silk. However, modern satin is generally fabricated using polyester and rayon. This is what gives the satin its plastic texture and causes static friction. The plastic properties also make satin a non-absorbent, non-wicking fabric leading to excess sweating when it is against the skin.
Satin is better than cotton but it is an artificial product and cannot match the benefits of silk. And Mulberry silk is the highest quality.