Products like anti-aging moisturizers and leave-in conditioners work overnight while we recharge and get much-needed rest.
But is your pillowcase wreaking havoc on your beauty sleep?
Turns out, there’s a reason silk pillowcases are popping up everywhere from Walmart to Amazon and it has to do with your hair and skin. Board-certified dermatologist Lily Talakob tells Yahoo Lifestyle that pillowcases made with synthetic fibers or cotton can lead to hair breakage and dry skin. So while silk pillowcases may seem like an indulgent buy, there are beauty benefits.
“Synthetic fibers and cotton can cause flyaways and hair breakage from repeat friction on the hair shaft during sleep,” she explains. “Silk pillowcases are the best way to eliminate that friction and breakage. Also, silk is naturally more hypoallergenic than other textiles, and decreases allergens like dust and mold.”
Dr. Talakob recommends The Hollywood Silk Solution ($45), adding. “The cotton and synthetic textiles in traditional pillowcases pull moisture from the skin and hair leaving them dehydrated and dry, while silk pillowcases like The Hollywood Silk Solution retain moisture.”
Bottom line, says Dr. Talakob: A silk pillowcase, “helps to keep skin and hair hydrated and ensures you are getting the most out of your skincare and haircare products.”
Below, shop the best silk pillowcases, starting at $15 and available in just about every color to match your bedding and maximize your beauty sleep.
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You won’t need to flip your pillow when you use a luxe silk pillowcase, so the folks behind this one made the other side from cotton so you won’t have to worry about slipping around.
“A luxuriously soft pillowcase. The outer portion has the smooth and cool texture that one would hope to expect out of silk. The inside portion of the pillowcase, cleverly enough, is a cotton weave that prevents the fabric from slipping,” raved a five-star reviewer.
Shop it: $45, amazon.com
Made with 30 percent more silk than the average 19 momme, this upscale design won’t cost you more.
“Finally broke down and decided to try a silk pillowcase — both for vanity (hair and skin) and for allergies (dust mites can't live in silk!),” explained one happy shopper. “I should have bought one of these a long, long time ago. My skin actually feels better when I wake up, and I can take a nap on the weekend and you'd never guess from my hair.”
Shop it: $46, amazon.com
Sephora shoppers give the Slip pillowcase 60,000 hearts, making it a top-selling favorite.
“Worth the splurge!” raved a customer. “My curly, coiled hair loves this pillow case. It helps keep my hair hydrated and smooth while sleeping. It's also great wrinkle prevention and great for sensitive skin (if you are a side sleeper) as it doesn't irritate your skin the way a cotton pillow case may. I've washed it many times and all the stitches are still intact, it's great quality silk.”
Shop it: $85, sephora.com
If you’re curious about silk pillowcases but not ready to splurge, this set was made for you. For a cool $15, you can score not one, but two silk-blend pillowcases to upgrade your bedding.
Shop it: $15, walmart.com
Available in 19 different colors, this 100 percent mulberry silk pillow case is available in every size from travel to king. It also has a hidden zipper design for a snug fit around your plush pillow.
Shop it: from $26, walmart.com
Fans of Brooklinen’s 22 momme silk pillowcase love the sleek style and say its high quality is worth the splurge. “ for the quality.
“It did not disappoint!” wrote a happy customer. “It is so soft and cool on my skin. I already notice my hair feeling better and my skin smoother. They also stay cool which feels great at night. 100 percent recommend!”
Shop it: $59, brooklinen.com
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