Top 10 reasons to use a silk pillowcase

If you have been considering purchasing silk pillowcases, then you have probably been pondering if they are worth the price. There are many things to factor when deciding if silk pillowcases will benefit you, so we have a compiled all the best reasons to invest in them. We can guarantee that you will find something on our list that resonates with you to help you make the right decision.

  1. Keep your skin healthy

You face spends a large portion out of your 24-hour day in contact with a pillow, so if you want to keep your skin looking fresh it is important you have the right pillowcase. When you toss and turn at night you are pulling and tugging the skin on your face ever so slightly. Silk pillowcases help ease the friction when you shift around as opposed to a cotton one which is generally rougher. Learn more about why silk benefits your skin below. 

TIP: It is also important to change your pillowcases over regularly to minimise the oils and residue from your hair transferring onto your face. Try changing them whenever you wash your hair so you can keep track. 

  1. Keep your skin looking fresh

Silk is a fabric that helps keep moisture close to your skin because as a fabric it doesn’t retain moisture like others do. This means sleeping on silk essentially leaves your skin more hydrated than what other pillowcases would. Silk also helps to keep your skin looking smooth and aids with the minimisation and appearance of facial wrinkles. 

  1. Reduce your chemical exposure

Silk is a natural protein fibre made from silk cocoons, silkworms spin a thread winding around its own body making a cocoon which is then sourced for silk products. Silkworms are fed mulberry leaves which is 100% organic for them, they also live very cleanly meaning the production of silk is 100% clean and chemical free. 

  1. Keep your hair healthy

The best kept secret to waking up with hair that looks freshly washed and styled is sleeping on a silk pillowcase. Silk has natural properties that minimise the look of bed head which usually occurs after a night of having your head pressed up on a pillow. The smooth surface helps reduce friction on your hair when you toss and turn which can often lead to damage on your hair like split ends.

  1. It is hypoallergenic

Silk is naturally hypoallergenic, so if you are someone who suffers from allergies whether it be seasonal like hay fever or all year round then we recommend sleeping on a silk pillowcase. Pillowcases accumulate a lot of dust and other particles over time which then transfer onto our faces every night. Having a pillowcase thats natural fibres are hypoallergenic means there is a lesser chance of bacteria being on your pillow. Silks properties include a resistance to dust mites, mould and fungus among other bacteria. 

  1. Great for heat control

We all know the pain of constantly turning your pillow over and over again in the middle of summer to get the cool, cold side. The beautiful thing about silk is that you don’t have to worry about it being too hot or too cold because silk is a natural thermo regulator. This means that because silk is a breathable fabric it maintains your body temperature throughout the whole night. When it’s cold the heat is kept inside creating the effect of isolation, this is the reason for silk keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter.

  1. Seamless and luxurious feeling

If you choose to purchase a Frenchie pillowcase you will immediately notice the quality of the craftsmanship. One of the defining characteristics of a silk pillowcase is how soft and creamy it feels, this is due to the seamlessness that it is made up of. This combined with the smooth feeling fabric ensures your skin won’t be snagged and dragged in the middle of the night. This also means that they last longer because there are no stich holes or snags that could come undone with wear and tear. Read more about how to care for you silk pillowcase below.

  1. They’re easy to keep in good condition

Someone might think that the more luxurious the item the more care it takes to maintain the quality, but that is not the case with Frenchies silk pillowcases. They are made with the highest quality mulberry silk meaning you can throw them in the washing machine with the rest of your sheets.

Read here for more information on how to wash your silk pillowcases.

  1. Why silk trumps cotton

Suprisingly silk is a stronger fabric than cotton, despite what you might think about its soft texture. While cotton might be more common now there is a reason why silk is fastly growing in popularity. Its durability means that it takes less care and less washing, it is also more durable and more likely to last you longer.

  1. They are great value

As we just mentioned silk is the most durable fabric when it comes to pillowcases, this means that in the long run silk pillowcases will cost you less due them not needing replacing as often. While silk pillowcases might have a higher price up front compared to other fabrics, they end up costing less over time. With dust and mould resistant properties and the natural strength in the fibres in addition to them not needing to be washed as frequently, this can reduce your overall costs. 

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Jennifer Pittorino - Frenchie Wear