Why You Should Be Sleeping On Silk
Everybody seems to be doing it as of late (sleeping on silk pillowcases, that is)…but why? We’ve heard phrases thrown around like “anti-aging,” “frizz-free hair,” “optimal penetration,” but can a pillowcase actually do all of that? We asked, Fiona Stewart, co-founder of Slip Anti Aging, Anti Sleep Crease, Anti Bed Head Pure Silk Pillowcases to breakdown why we must sleep on silk…ASAP.
Beauty Banter: What are the skincare benefits to sleeping on a silk pillowcase?
Fiona Stewart: Silk fibers are significantly less absorbent that any other fibers, so they can help keep your skin’s moisture and expensive face and hair products where they belong: on your hair and face!
Slip silk can help to reduce friction, which can reduce stretching and tugging on delicate facial skin.
BB: What are the hair benefits?
FS: Ordinary pillowcases can cause hair to pull and tangle throughout the night, leading to bed head in the morning and potentially damaging hair, whereas Slip Silk Pillowcases can help to reduce friction.
BB: Why is a regular cotton pillowcase so bad for us?
FS: Because they are more absorbent than silk.
BB: What makes Slip unique and a must-have?
FS: Slip is the original and the best silk pillowcase. It was born out of a genuine need, over ten years ago, when I was prescribed acne medication and had bad side effects that affected my skin and hair. Only Slip silk has been scientifically tested to significantly reduce friction and absorb significantly less face cream than widely available cotton pillowcases.
Slip is recommended by some of the world’s leading dermatologists, hairstylists, and beauty experts as their silk pillowcase of choice; the gorgeous Jen Atkin and Dr Dennis Gross to name just a few.
BB: Any tips or tricks to getting beauty sleep without giving ourselves fine lines?
FS: Hydration is key! I always drink a lot of water throughout the day and notice a difference in my skin when I don’t.