Silk is a fabric that has been used for centuries but has become increasingly popular over the past few years, due to its health benefits. Not only does it benefit your health but silk also gives us a feeling of luxury and comfort, which makes us feel like we’re staying in the five-star hotel of our dreams. Particularly now we’re staying at home most of the time, there’s nothing wrong with allowing ourselves to indulge in a little bit of luxury. Transform your bedroom into a grand palace by adding silk bedding to recreate that ultimate feeling of comfort you’ll find in a hotel. In this blog, we will run you through the reasons why a silk pillow is an absolute must-have in your house.
What makes a silk pillow different from normal pillows?
Before we actually dive into the benefits of a silk pillow, let’s first talk about how a silk pillow is different from “normal” pillows. Generally speaking, most people will likely use a filling of either down or fibre and a cotton cover. A silk pillow is slightly different because logically, it contains silk. Firstly, it’s important to differentiate silk pillows from silk pillowcases as these two get mixed up often. A silk pillow is the actual pillow and the silk pillowcase is the cover you put on the pillow.
To obtain the most health benefits, we recommend combining the silk pillow with a silk pillowcase for maximum effect. The Boutique Silk Pillow uses a filling of 90% Smartfil® Microfibre and 10% Pure Silk and has a cover of 100% Sustainably Sourced Cotton. Combine this pillow with the Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, which is made from 100% Mulberry Silk, to get the most out of it.
Health benefits of a silk pillow
The most important reason for you to consider buying a silk pillow is the level of comfort. The soft touch of silk will bring you comfort throughout the night and help you to sleep better. By combining a silk pillow with the Boutique Silk Duvet, you will turn your bedroom into an opulent hideaway. The silk bedding uses a filling of Smartfil® fibre and Pure Silk that makes it feel like you’re sleeping in the clouds. Indirectly, a silk pillow has a positive effect on your health as it will help you to achieve the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had.
Another health benefit you will experience is the breathability of a silk pillow. The advanced Smartfil® technology that is used in the silk pillow’s filling has temperature regulating properties. In other words, a silk pillow will keep you warm throughout the winter and will cool you down during the hot summer nights.
How a silk pillowcase benefits your hair and skin
Even though cotton is a very comfortable material and has its benefits, it doesn’t compare to the health benefits silk has. A silk pillowcase contributes to the health of your hair and skin because of its smooth texture. A cotton pillowcase can be quite rough on both your skin and hair, causing your hair to break, create more split ends and can cause your skin to age quicker. While you’re turning around in your sleep, your skin has a lot to endure. Using a silk pillowcase helps your skin as it won’t crease your skin as much as a cotton pillowcase will do. Whereas cotton takes up moisture throughout the night, causing your skin to be less hydrated, a silk pillowcase actually wicks away moisture and leaves your skin hydrated. This will help you to maintain youthful-looking skin for as long as possible.
During the night, we turn around 40 times on average. That means your hair will move around on the pillowcase 40 times, causing breakage and split ends. Using a silk pillowcase solves this problem as the smooth surface ensures that your hair will remain healthy. Even though a silk pillow might be slightly more expensive than other pillows, it is definitely a good investment for your health and comfort.