We’ve been talking a lot about seasonal changes and the impact the shift from summer living to the grind of city life has on our skin.
When we talk about holistic health, we’re talking about the sum of all parts: diet, exercise, sleep, mental, emotional and social health are all intertwined and believe it or not, it shows on our faces. When we’re stressed or tired, we tend to look it.
Stress and strain are all parts of modern life, as we’re pulled in many different directions by work, physical activity, social obligations - the list could go on endlessly. We can keep our bodies in tip top shape and still be felled by a universal enemy: seasonal allergies.
These types of allergies are quite frankly, the worst. You don’t know when they’re going to strike or how severe they’re going to be. Getting hit by an allergic reaction can leave you feeling really miserable. As the weather starts to change, there’s typically an increase in dust, pollen, mites and all those good things that make our noses itch and our eyes water.
Sometimes, when hit with these allergies, it’s less about complete prevention (because they will find you) and more about mitigating the impact. Simple changes to your routine can drastically help to improve your quality of life when the season’s arrival is bringing more than just pumpkin spice.
First things first: Bedding.
Did you know we spend one third of our lives asleep? It’s a huge chunk of time!. We already know about the impact different sleeping positions can have on the skin of our face, neck and chest. Overnight compression pushes our face into the pillow or mattress, resulting in deep set sleep wrinkles that are hard to address with traditional topical or cosmetic treatments.
Beyond that, being at such close quarters is one of the best ways to irritate your skin and sinuses. As we push our faces into our pillows in sleep, we’re inviting a whole host of allergens in. Traditional cotton pillowcases can be absolute petri dishes of bacteria, fungi, dust mites and microbes that can spread infection and lengthen the intensity of an allergic flare up.
Think about your night time routine…
How do you get in bed? Do you shower in the evening? Do you cleanse? Do you go through a skin or hair care routine? Odds are you do some of these things, each step essentially removes a layer of dirt, dust and pollen from your body. Environmental pollutants are hard to avoid, reducing the transference of these microscopic particles is one of the best things you can do to reduce the severity of a seasonal allergy attack.
Showering and cleansing will help to remove the dust and dirt from your face and body. As an added bonus, the steam can help to open up blocked sinuses and give some relief to the build up of pressure many allergy sufferers experience. Getting into bed all fresh and clean, with your skincare applied brings its own element of coziness and satisfaction.
Think about it, you get into bed, you’re comfortable and ready to sleep, you lay your head on your pillow and… The sneezing! The sniffling! The allergens and mites that live in your pillow are activated, igniting an allergic reaction. This can be one of the most irritating things for an allergy sufferer. The microscopic particles are trapped in your pillowcase and release on contact with your head and face. There must be a better way to sleep!
Well, there is! Silk might be thought of as a luxury but it’s more than just a pretty face. Silk’s natural fibers come with a whole host of benefits that go beyond skin and hair care. Silk is one of the strongest natural fibers. The delicate strands used in Beauty Pillow’s Silk Collection are sourced from premium Turkish Mulberry Silk and are 22 Momme.
Mulberry Silk is a unique silk spun from the cocoons of the Bombyx mori moths, which feed exclusively on Mulberry tree leaves. These silkworms release a protein called sericin, which coats the fibers, helping to make them strong and smooth.
Mulberry Silk fibers are especially important to use in bedding due to the natural coating of sericin. This coating makes Mulberry Silk fibers naturally antibacterial, antifungal, dust mite and mold repellent. The silks fibers are tightly woven, for a seamless, soft texture that’s gentle and soothing against the skin.
Super Sized Silk
Silk’s naturally luxurious feel supports your health throughout the year, repelling mites, dust, microbes and fungi that thrive in traditional cotton pillowcases. Using a Silk Pillowcase will help to reduce inflammation throughout seasonal changes that increase allergic reactions. Without these irritations, you’ll enjoy better, deeper sleep throughout the night and into the morning.
Sleeping on silk will help you boost your sleep and your immune system. Adding a Silk Pillowcase to your bedtime routine is one of the easiest ways to support your health and wellness routine. Boost your sleep with Beauty Pillow’s specially designed Silk Pillowcase or try a Silk Pillowcase for your traditional pillow and enjoy the luxury of sleeping on silk!
If you suffer from eye irritations, adding a Silk Eye Mask to your bedtime routine can help reduce contact with your pillow and bedding, helping to reduce the likelihood of inflammation. Silk’s naturally antibacterial properties help to maintain eye health, while the eye mask reduces light stimuli that can disturb your sleep and affect your sleep hygiene.
Beauty Pillow’s Silk Eye Masks are designed to block out light and gently cushion the delicate eye area, reducing irritation, improving sleep and boosting your skincare routine. The Silk Eye Mask by Beauty Pillow is designed to provide a cushioned buffer around the eyes to prevent the development of dark circles and bags that can develop from overnight compression and restricted blood flow.
Boosting your sleep with Silk Pillowcases and Silk Accessories from Beauty Pillow will help to improve your sleep hygiene, for better, deeper beauty sleep every night. Better sleep means better skin and more energy to do the things you love - sign us up!