Laying your head on a soft silk pillowcase is a luxurious way to slumber into a goodnight’s sleep. We can all agree that having quality sleep every night is the key to feeling rejuvenated and is integral to staying healthy. There are several opinions about which type of pillowcase is better, but it all boils down to personal preference.
Words about silk pillowcases spread around on various social media channels among notable personalities who propagate the benefits of using them. But, will a certain type of pillowcase be the secret to waking up with clearer skin and soft, shiny hair?
Let’s find out if silk pillowcases are better than cotton.
Each type of fabric has its own unique properties which could be suitable for various usage or applications such as in clothing, curtains and beddings including pillowcases. When it comes to choosing a fabric for your pillowcase, the usual choices would be cotton and silk.
Silk and cotton are the two of the most widely used fabrics in the world. There are differences with both fabrics from price tag to fabric strength and even on health benefits. But how do they differ?
The cotton fibre is chemically organic and contains no artificial compounds. Cotton fabric is widely favoured for its highly absorbent, breathable properties and can be easily sourced.
It is estimated that 75 per cent of clothing products contain cotton or at least an amount of this fibre. As the world's most widely used fabric fibre, cotton can be manipulated by manufacturers in various products for various applications.
Comparing the antibacterial property of cotton with silk, the latter has a natural antimicrobial component. Silk fibres have antibacterial properties on a micro level. It helps keep your silk pillowcase hygienic, deterring microbes' growth. On the contrary, cotton pillowcases tend to trap dirt and absorb moisture which could be an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms that will cause skin irritations, including acne, redness and rashes.
For babies, the type of pillowcase fabric is an important consideration when it comes to the baby’s health. Babies spend more time sleeping, and with their delicate skin, using the wrong type of pillowcase can lead to unpleasant health consequences. Cotton, the most popular choice, has excellent moisture absorption, but it will deplete moisture from a baby’s skin, making it prone to skin irritations and even infections.
Pediatricians and dermatologists recommend silk pillowcases over cotton for their features that support the delicate baby’s skin. Silk has a smooth texture with natural antibacterial and antifungal properties excellent in keeping the skin healthy. The lower moisture absorption of silk fabric is also ideal for maintaining skin’s suppleness and hydration.
Silk pillowcases are one of the most popular choices for people who want a nice, soft, and comfortable pillow. They can be used for both a luxury feel and for health benefits.
Silk is an amazing fabric, and the weight of these pillowcases can make your hair stand up on end! Silk is also great for people who have sensitive skin, as it is hypoallergenic, which means it won't cause irritation or rashes.
Our best-selling pillowcase is the Promeed 23mm silk pillowcase, which is made of high-quality silk and has a special design to reduce friction and maximize comfort. It is the upgraded version of 22mm silk pillowcases and has more silk for comfort. This pillowcase can be used with any pillows and has a special laundry bag for machine washing. So, it is not a must that you hand wash.
The 23mm silk pillowcases are available in several different colors. You can choose from light gray, white or black, depending on the look that suits your room best.
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