It’s a little-known fact that cotton absorbs 27 times its weight in water, an ideal choice as a towel, but when it comes to your bedding, it is absorbing the moisture out of your skin and hair causing it to lose shine and moisture. Silk has a similar pH level to your skin and absorbs very little, unlike cotton, maintaining your skin and hair health and hydration.
Here are 5 more reasons why you should start sleeping on silk:
1. Save money
Yes, you read correctly, buying silk is an investment. Did you know that 22 momme silk sheets can last over 10 years? Unlike cotton sheets which require more frequent washing and wear out sooner, silk can last you over a decade.
2. Regulate your temperature
Silk is thermoregulation. Silk actually keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, working with your body heat to regulate your temperature whilst you sleep. Insulating when you’re cold and venting excess heat when you overheat in the middle of the night.
3. Protect the environment
Silk is biodegradable, sustainable, anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic. They are good for you and for the environment. All of silk’s byproducts are integrated back into the ecosystem and economic system. Mulberry trees grow with mostly rainfall, the fruits are eaten, the leaves are eaten by the silkworms, the wood is used for timber or fuel and the leaf stalks and leftovers are fed to cattle. The extra waste is used as fertiliser, and lower quality silk is used as filling in silk products like duvets. Sericin, which is recovered from the wastewater, is added to food, cosmetics, textiles, and pharmaceuticals. Even the silkworms are savoured as a delicacy in Asia after the silk is made. It truly is a circular and sustainably produced textile.
4. Reduce signs of ageing
Cotton also draws the moisture out from your skin into your pillowcase and bed linen, drying your skin overnight as you sleep wrapped in it for 6-8hours. This is less of an issue in your younger years, but as we age our skin naturally becomes drier and elasticity reduces.
“Did you know the second leading cause of wrinkles is sleeping? After sunlight/UV exposure, squishing your face into a pillow for approximately 2,500 hours per year is like ironing wrinkles into the skin. In fact, by the time someone is in their mid-40s, I can usually look at their face, neck, and chest and determine if they are a side or back sleeper! Trust me, it shows.”
– Renée Rouleau, Celebrity Esthetician & Skincare Expert
5. You deserve it
We all need a little luxury in our life – sleeping on silk adds that something special to your rest and relaxation. You are the queen of your castle, and as we spend more time at home, isn’t it time to indulge in some everyday luxury?
There are no good reasons to wait, get your very own silk bedding now at Mayfair Silk