Silk is one of the first materials humans used in textile manufacturing. Its use goes 5.000 years back, and silk still holds its place as the most luxurious fabric even today. It is a natural protein fiber produced by silkworms. Silkworms feed on mulberries, which is why silk is also known as mulberry silk in the textile industry.
The Many Benefits of Silk Bed Sheets
Due to its properties, silk still stands strong above all other man-made fabrics. But it is not only about its strength or shine; silk also carries a lot of health benefits, and it is believed that it is the secret to maintaining a youthful look. Celebrities like the Kardashians and Gwyneth Paltrow claim that the beauty benefits of silk bed sheets are worth it.
A Healthy and Durable Option
Silk bed sheets are much healthier as opposed to cotton or synthetic bed sheets due to the fact they made from organic protein fiber. Our bodies respond better to silk than they do to synthetic fabrics, resulting in better quality sleep.
Silk also has properties that help temperature regulation. On a hot summer’s day, the silk bed sheets will extract the excess moisture from the body since it is a breathable material, helping you maintain a pleasant body temperature. Say goodbye to sweating and hot flushes.
In winter, on the other hand, silk bed sheets will keep you warm by holding the heat in – a property known as the “hugging effect” of silk.
Mulberry silk also has a tendency to bond to itself, making it extremely durable as opposed to synthetic fabrics. Silk bed sheets or duvets can last 15-20 years!
Beneficial for People Suffering from Allergies and Asthma
If you are suffering from any allergies or even asthma, you have probably already equipped yourself with hypoallergenic bed sheets and duvets. However, silk is a naturally hypoallergenic material, and there’s even more to it. It repels dust and moths, and it is resistant to mold and mildew.
Even though there isn’t any medical proof, a lot of people have reported that silk bed sheets have helped them improve blood circulation and digestion.
Silk Bed Sheets for Youthful Skin
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is what many celebrities do as a part of their beauty routine. To start with, silk is a smooth and soft fabric. Unlike cotton, it doesn’t crease while you move in your sleep and you won’t wake up with crease marks on your face.
This property of silk is directly related to minimizing wrinkles and making them appear smoother. Silk is also a non-absorbent material so the facial creams and serums will stay on your face and work their magic through the entire night.
Your hair can also benefit from silk bed sheets and who wouldn’t want hair that is smooth as silk! The silk will not absorb the moisture from your hair and make it appear dry. Silk also has anti-frizz properties, so you won’t have to worry about taming your hair every morning.
There are more than enough reasons why celebrities and models have chosen to go with silk bed sheets. Stop thinking of silk as a red carpet fabric. Its benefits surpass the esthetic side of it, making it a suitable and beneficial fabric for your bedroom.
Sebastian Morales is Founder and CEO of Good & Bed. Prior to Starting Good & Bed, Sebastian was an investment banker based in New York City.