Benefits of Silk
Silk is world renowned for its luxurious look and feel. Did you know that silk’s more than just good looks?
Silk has many properties that make it a must have for your skin and beauty routine. This luxurious, glamorous fabric is:
It’s practically magic!
Beauty Pillow uses only the highest quality 22 Momme Turkish Mulberry Silk across the product range in our Silk Collection. We have sourced the highest quality materials so you can enjoy the softest, most luxurious silk night after night.
What is Momme?
Momme is a bit like the thread count. Silk is measured according to the grade or the quality of the fibers. The higher quality the fibers, the higher the count and the stronger the material.
Across all of the products in Beauty Pillow’s Silk Collection we use 22 Momme Mulberry Silk threads. 22 Momme is a a high thread count ensuring the fabric used to make Beauty Pillow’s Silk Pillowcases, Silk Eye Masks and Silk Hair Accessories are strong enough for daily use, yet soft enough to come into regular contact with your face and hair.
Why Use Mulberry Silk?
Mulberry Silk, produced by the Bombyx mori silkworm which eats only mulberry tree leaves. Mulberry Silk is the best silk in the world. It is strong and resilient, with a luster and sheen that makes it perfect for bedding and accessories.
Mulberry Silk fibers are especially important to use in bedding due to the natural coating of the protein sericin. This coating makes Mulberry Silk fibers naturally antibacterial, antifungal, dust mite and mold repellent.
The 22 Momme Mulberry Silk we source from premium Turkish silk suppliers is strong and durable, yet soft and luxurious. The perfect balance for real beauty sleep!
Why Use a Silk Pillowcase?
The premium Turkish Mulberry Silk we use in our Silk Pillowcases and in the Silk Pillowcase for Beauty Pillow is the hidden secret to real life beauty sleep!
Beauty Pillow’s Silk Pillowcases are hypoallergenic. Silk’s natural fibers are coated with sericin, which naturally repels allergens like dust mites, bacteria, fungi and mold. Adding a Silk Pillowcase to your bed can help to support your sleep and your health by reducing the frequency of allergic flare ups that disturb your sleep.
We tend to shift and move about in sleep, which can lead to overheating, no matter the time of year. Silk fibers, unlike traditional cotton threads, are naturally moisture wicking and temperature regulating. The silk fibers that make up each thread are so thin and tightly wound together that they naturally create tiny air pockets. The natural insulation allows for your body temperature to regulate comfortably, while the air pockets draw out sweat and moisture.
Can Silk Really Boost My Skincare Routine?
Thanks to silk’s anti-allergy, moisture wicking and temperature regulating properties, it’s the perfect fabric to boost your skincare routine!
Silk is suitable for all skin types. The smooth fibers are nourishing for sensitive skin while the naturally soft and delicate fibers help to reduce irritation and redness that can occur from friction as you move your head across your pillow in sleep.
Traditional pillow cases typically pull at the skin on your face and neck which can lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Switching your cotton pillowcase for a silk pillowcase like the Silk Pillowcase by Beauty Pillow will help to reduce the likelihood of microtears in the skin developing. Microtears and skin pulling can contribute to the development of wrinkles and increase the appearance of premature aging.
For younger skin or those who experience hormonal breakouts, adding a silk pillowcase to your evening routine is a great way to reduce breakouts and inflammation. Silk naturally wicks away moisture, this includes sebum and oil that can lead to increased breakouts. Traditional pillowcases absorb moisture and oil, transferring it back into your skin and hair when you move in your sleep. Beauty Pillow’s Silk Pillowcases are made of premium Turkish Mulberry Silk which wicks away moisture, reducing the transference of oil, moisture and sebum to your skin and hair.
How Can I Support My Hair With A Silk Pillowcase?
All types of hair can benefit from sleeping on silk!
Silk’s naturally smooth fibers mean hair can easily glide across the surface of a silk pillowcase. Traditional cotton pillowcases tend to catch and snag, resulting in broken, tangled hair and increased frizz. Silk reduces friction and pulling in sleep, reducing the likelihood of scalp irritation and hair breakage that can lead to split ends.
Silk is naturally nourishing and moisture wicking, reducing frizz and helping curls maintain their shape and texture. The moisture wicking properties mean your hair treatments aren’t absorbed into the pillow, preserving and prolonging the effects of costly treatments.
Partnering a Silk Pillowcase with the Beauty Pillow can be especially beneficial for hair extensions and weaves. The Beauty Pillow elevates the head and neck and reduces facial contact and excessive movement in sleep, while the Silk Pillowcase allows hair to move easily without snagging or catching overnight.
Sleeping with a Silk Eye Mask
Sleeping with a Silk Eye Mask is the perfect way to block out stimuli that can interrupt your beauty sleep while boosting your skincare routine. The Silk Eye Mask by Beauty Pillow uses premium Turkish 22 Momme Mulberry Silk, just like our other silk products. The Silk Eye Mask is nourishing and soft, which is especially important around the delicate eye area.
Supporting your skincare routine with a Silk Eye Mask is a great way to protect the delicate skin around the eyes from the impact of overnight compression. The eye mask is padded to reduce light stimuli and provide a cushioned buffer between your skin and pillow. The outer Mulberry Silk fabric is soft and gentle to the delicate eye area, reducing irritation and overnight skin pulling.
The Silk Eye Mask is the perfect complement to your skincare and sleep routines.
Why Use Silk Hair Accessories?
Silk is perfect for all hair types. The soft fibers gently slide over the hair, without catching, snagging or breaking the hairs. Adding a Silk Scrunchie to your bedtime routine will help to keep your hair comfortably tied back, without creating additional strain on the follicles or scalp. Using a Silk Scrunchie over a simple hair elastic can help to reduce tension hair loss and support scalp health.
Beauty Pillow’s Silk Hair Accessories aren’t just for bed though! Our silk range was designed to bring an element of luxury and glamor to your everyday. Partner your silk scrunchie with one of our stylish headbands or wear your hair loose with a stylish headband. The world is your oyster!