In our quest for flawless and luscious hair, we’ve all tried a myriad of different skin and hair care products that claim to be our next “beauty essential”. However, most of these products tend to disappoint, and it’s hard to separate what works from what doesn’t, and what we should really be investing in as beauty essentials. Silk pillowcases and facial chammies are one such tool that the beauty world claims has remarkable benefits, but do they really?
In this article, we delve into the world of these luxurious sleep essentials and discover why and if they should be an integral part of your nightly routine.
Silk pillowcase: Are they really a dream for your hair and skin?
Silk pillowcase is a type of pillowcase that has been used for centuries because of its luxurious feel and expensive look. But they are also said to have many beauty benefits that some people swear by! Unlike regular cotton pillowcases, silk or mulberry silk pillowcases provide a friction-free surface for your face and hair to glide over during the night.
Here are some of the key benefits of using silk pillowcases to help you decide if they’re your beauty essential:
1. Reduced friction and breakage
One of the greatest benefits of silk pillowcases is their ability to minimise friction between your hair and the pillowcase. Unlike cotton pillowcases, which tend to cause friction as your head rubs against them, silk pillowcases allow your hair to glide on them, causing less breakage and fewer split ends, resulting in healthier, shinier hair. And if you have curly or wavy hair, silk is also particularly helpful in preserving your style so you can wake up to fabulous locks every day.
2. Hydration loss and Wrinkle Prevention
Silk is a naturally hypoallergenic and breathable fabric that doesn’t absorb moisture from your skin. So using silk pillowcases allows your skin to retain its natural moisture. This can also help prevent fine lines and wrinkles, as dehydrated skin is more prone to developing them. In addition, silk’s smooth surface is gentler on the delicate skin of your face, reducing the likelihood of sleep-related lines and wrinkles.
3. Allergy relief
Another characteristic of silk is that it is naturally resistant to dust mites and other allergens, making it an excellent choice for those with allergies and sensitive skin. It is also theorised that sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help reduce skin irritation and allergic reactions, promoting a more comfortable night’s sleep.
So, as you can see, using a mulberry silk pillowcase can do wonders for your skin and improve your sleep hygiene, as they both feel great on your skin and help to create an environment where you can get the rest you need.
Facial Chammy: Do you really need them?
Facial chammy, also known as facial chammie or chamois, is a soft and absorbent cloth made from a special type of synthetic or natural material. Its unique properties make it a natural and sustainable alternative to make-up wipes and cotton pads.
Here are some of the key benefits of using a facial chammy in your skincare routine:
1. Gentle exfoliation
Facial Chammy is incredibly soft and gentle on the skin, making it perfect for exfoliation. It’s fine texture helps to gently remove dead skin cells and impurities, leaving your skin smoother, brighter and more radiant.
2. Make-up removal
A facial scrub is highly effective at removing makeup, even waterproof makeup, as it can efficiently lift away makeup and dirt without harsh scrubbing. This reduces the risk of skin irritation or damage.
3. Environmentally friendly
Facial Chammies are reusable and durable, reducing the need for disposable makeup wipes and cotton pads, which can be harmful to the environment. They’re also softer than the synthetic materials used in disposable wipes and cotton pads, so by choosing a facial chammy, you’re making an eco-friendly choice for your skincare routine.
Now that you understand the incredible benefits of silk pillowcases and facial chammy, it’s easy to incorporate them into your routine.
You can simply replace your regular cotton pillowcase with a silk one. You can use it with your favourite pillow and it will do wonders for your hair and skin while you sleep.
And for your face, you can use it as part of your skincare routine. It’s ideal for gently exfoliating, removing make-up and even applying skincare products. Fresh Face Skin’s Facial Cleanser’s are is specifically designed for a thorough and gentle pre-cleanse.
The power of silk pillowcases and facial tissues to improve your skin and hair cannot be underestimated. These luxurious beauty essentials offer a wealth of benefits, from reducing friction and hair breakage to promoting hydration, preventing wrinkles and purifying your skin. Maybe that’s why our founder Amelia Goff swears by them! So step up your beauty sleep game today with these exquisite additions. You can find them and more at Fresh Face Skin.