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Do Silk Pillowcases Work To Enhance Skin & Hair?

When it comes to taking good care of your skin and hair, you may feel inclined to stick only to direct methods, such as the tried-and-true skincare and haircare routines. But have you ever considered switching to skin-friendly bedding such as silk pillows and pillow cases in Singapore? They are must-have beauty tools that can enhance skin and hair texture plus reduce wrinkles - among other benefits of silk!

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Featuring Weavve's Silk Pillows

Although conventional beauty methods do enhance natural beauty significantly, getting your much-needed and well-deserved beauty sleep should also be another priority on your list. Comfort is key to enjoying a restful beauty sleep, and the closest thing you will probably get to sleeping on a cloud is when you choose the right material type for your pillowcase. There are many fabric options, but luxurious pillows and pillow covers made of silk or eco-friendly alternatives like TENCEL™ can do wonders for your skin and hair!

What Makes Silk Pillowcases Unique?

Silk fibers are naturally produced from domesticated silkworms. It is smooth and breathable, which makes it an ideal pillowcase material. It also has a luxurious finish that befits those who want to feel like royalty.

So if you're wondering whether silk pillowcases for skin and hair improvement work, the answer is an absolute yes! Here are properties that make this material your perfect sleep companion:

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Hypoallergenic

Bed sheets and pillowcases can house oil and dirt. If you are not using the right type of materials for your bedding, they can cause acne. Thankfully, silk bed sheets, silk pillows, and pillow covers can help reduce clogged pores and blemishes. 

Similar to TENCEL™, this pillowcase material is naturally hypoallergenic. This means it highly resists moisture-causing bacteria and is less likely to accumulate mold, dust mites, fungus, and allergens.

Temperature-Regulating

Tossing and turning at night might be a sign that you are using the wrong type of pillowcase material. By sleeping on a silk pillowcase, you will likely enjoy better sleep since it regulates temperatures better and provides better insulation. In other words, you will feel comfortable throughout your heavenly slumber, regardless of the weather.

Amazing Beauty Benefits Of Using Silk Pillowcases

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Your beauty routine should involve more than just skincare and haircare products. If you are aiming to look and feel like you are glowing from the inside out, consider using either silk or TENCEL™ pillowcases

Here are the biggest reasons why incorporate silk pillow casings into your beauty routine:

Reduces Wrinkles

A study reveals that your skin continuously gets pulled by the fabric overnight, which can then lead to long-term signs of aging. To address this, add a silk pillow and a silk eye mask to your sleep routine. Any smooth material makes skin slide over the fabric instead of tugging it, creating less drag and promoting fewer wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.

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Prevents Acne

The friction from an acne-prone or sensitive skin to a pillowcase with a rough surface can create more inflammation. Dr. Yoram Harth, a board-certified dermatologist, explains that silk pillows can be a great supplement to acne treatments since they absorb less dirt and moisture. They are also gentler on the skin, thanks to their super-smooth texture.

Keeps Curly Hair Healthy

If you have curly or textured hair, chances are you often wake up with tangled, frizzy locks. This can be especially true if you move a lot while asleep. By investing in the best silk pillowcase for curly hair, you can avoid morning frizz and help retain your hair’s curliness.

Akin to TENCEL™, silk fabric in Singapore allows hair to glide over it more than other fabric types. It also has a non-static finish that does not frizz, create friction, or pull hair strands during your beauty sleep.

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Are Silk Pillowcases Worth It?

Hypoallergenic pillowcases that are gentle on the skin can indeed be a worthwhile beauty investment. But even though they potentially offer beauty benefits, sleeping on them will not miraculously give you the perfect skin and hair that you have always wanted immediately.

That said before you splurge on the most expensive pure silk pillow you can find in the market, here are some important points to remember so you can make an informed bedding purchase decision:

Hair And Skin Benefits

Silk has a slippery smooth texture that can actually prevent tangles during your beauty sleep. However, silk for hair cannot prevent split ends, breakage, and hair damage. Also, contrary to popular belief, its amino acids cannot keep skin firm and hydrated. Their molecules are too big to be absorbed into the skin because they are linked together in long chains.

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Featuring Weavve's Silk Pillows

Cost

A silk sheet set, particularly one made of genuine 100% mulberry silk, is expensive because of the costly, labor-intensive production and limited availability. In fact, producing just one kilogram of silk requires more than 5,000 silkworms and its unethical production methods tend to displease potential silk users. This is why most shoppers consider other sustainable options such as TENCEL™ and bamboo

Maintenance

Silk is machine-washable, but it requires high maintenance. When washing, you need a detergent specially formulated for this fabric. Placing it in mesh laundry bags is necessary to protect it from snags and tears. It is also prone to fading, so it is best to hang it dry away from direct sunlight.

Are There Other Alternatives To Silk Pillowcases?

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The increasing popularity of silk pillowcases in Singapore and around the world mainly stems from the potential beauty benefits they offer. While they make for an excellent addition to your beauty sleep routine, they are not always the practical choice in terms of cost and maintenance. If you are looking for substitutes that offer similar benefits without breaking the bank, consider cotton and TENCEL™.

Compared to silk, TENCEL™ is more durable and eco-friendly.  TENCEL™ pillowcases and bed sheets, on the other hand, make for a potentially better alternative to silk because they provide a luxurious look and feel without you having to pay a premium.

 

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Silk Pillow

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Featuring Weavve's Silk Pillow

Rest your head on our plush, premium silk pillow, which is filled with natural, long-stranded silk thread for volume and fluffiness. Owning one of these is an effective beauty regimen to keep your skin and hair healthy. It is ideal for any weather or temperature since it is naturally hypoallergenic and thermally regulating.

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TENCEL™ Lyocell Bed Sheet Sets

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Sought for their extremely breathable, temperature-regulating, and absorbent fabrics, high thread count TENCEL™ Lyocell sheets stand out among the rest. Our sheets are comparable to those found in luxury hotels. So if you want your bed to have a similar feel to hotel bed sheet material, TENCEL™ bed sheets are a good choice!

These high-quality TENCEL™ bed sheets ensure you stay cool throughout and keep night sweats at bay - helping you have interrupted beauty sleep free of bacteria. Given their silky smooth hand feel, the hypoallergenic material is more gentle on the skin than regular cotton and linen

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