If you’re like most people, you probably think of a pillowcase as nothing more than a protective cover for your pillow. But what if we told you that your choice of pillowcase could make a big difference in the overall health of your skin and hair? Believe it or not, the type of fabric your pillowcase is made from can have a major impact on how well you sleep, how hydrated your skin stays, and even how your hair appears. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at the benefits of satin pillowcases and why they’re brilliant for keeping your skin and hair looking their best. Keep reading to learn more!
What are satin pillowcases?
I’m sure we’ve all heard of satin before, but did you know one of its main uses is to make pillowcases and bedding? However, one of the biggest misconceptions is that satin is a fabric. In actuality, it is a type of weave that’s often made up of multiple different types of fabrics with the most common being a polyester blend.
Their rise in popularity is due to the fact that they are significantly cheaper than silk, whilst still offering a range of beauty and aesthetic benefits as well as being a lot better for your skin and hair than the more commonly used cotton.
Is satin the same as silk?
Satin and silk are often used interchangeably, but there is actually quite an important distinction between the two materials. Satin and silk are both smooth materials with a luxurious feel and are known for their many beauty benefits. However, they have some key differences.
Satin is typically made from polyester with a glossy surface and a dull back and is typically used for evening wear or bedding. Silk, on the other hand, is made from the natural fibres of the silkworm cocoon. Extracting silk is a lot more labour intensive which means it is a more expensive material than satin. Because silk is a natural fibre, it is also hypoallergenic. Satin on the other hand is not naturally hypoallergenic as it is made from polyester rather than being a natural fibre.
Finally, silk is also a more delicate material and needs to be dry cleaned, while satin is machine-washable. Despite these differences, satin and silk can offer many of the same benefits for both your hair and skin (unless you have allergies).
Benefits for your hair
For those with curly hair, you might just find that satin pillowcases are your secret saviour. Because satin is a smooth fabric, there is a lot less friction between the pillowcase and your hair whilst you’re counting sheep. This helps to reduce frizz and helps to keep your hair looking exactly how it was when you went to sleep.
Satin pillowcases minimise tangles from forming as they allow your hair to move more freely whilst you’re asleep. Whether you’re a restless sleeper or not, we all move around in the night and this can cause tangles and unwanted knots if you use cotton fabrics for your pillowcases. Satin pillowcases can help you to wake up with tangle-free hair, and who doesn’t want that?
Hair stays hydrated
Satin pillowcases are excellent at helping your hair retain its natural moisture and stay hydrated. Cotton pillowcases, for example, can be more abrasive and result in dry hair. If you’re someone who struggles with keeping your hair luscious, then satin pillowcases are where you want to be resting your head every night.
If you’re someone who is beginning to experience hair loss or you have fine hair, then these pillowcases can have major benefits for you. The smoothness of the satin means that there’s less tugging in the middle of the night and you roll around in your sleep which helps to prevent breakage from occurring in your hair.
Keeps hair looking good
We’ve all heard of bed hair, and probably all experienced it too. A benefit of satin pillowcases is that they help keep your hairdo in place and look a lot less slept on once you awake from your beauty sleep than pillowcases made from cotton will.
Benefits for your skin
If you’re someone who struggles with dry skin, think about making the switch to satin. They can really benefit those with dry skin and even sensitive skin as they are less abrasive than cotton, helping to retain moisture as you sleep. This is because satin allows your skin to breathe, whereas cotton is a more absorbent material that can strip moisture from the skin.
Can help reduce wrinkles
Unlike cotton or linen, satin allows your skin to glide smoothly over the surface of the pillowcase, reducing friction and protecting delicate facial skin. This in turn can help to reduce wrinkles in the long-term.
Less sleep lines
Similarly, you may find satin pillowcases result in less creases in your skin as you awake from your slumber for the same reason. The lack of friction will help your skin to move more freely whilst you sleep.
Can help reduce acne
Cotton pillowcases can absorb oil and moisture from your skin, which can lead to breakouts. Satin pillowcases, on the other hand, have a smooth texture and are gentle on your skin helping to keep your skin hydrated, which can prevent breakouts. In addition, satin pillowcases are less likely to absorb dirt and bacteria from your skin. As a result, they can help to keep your skin clean and clear.
Shop our pillowcases
We stock some of the finest satin pillowcases around, made from high-quality materials to help you get a better night’s sleep and wake up feeling fresh. Our Silver Satin Pillowcase is gentle on your skin and your hair no matter what type of hair or skin you have, adding an extra silvery sparkle to your bedding. If you’re after something a little more subtle we also stock the Satin Black Pillowcases.
No matter what colour you go for, we guarantee an unbeatable night’s sleep. And as an added plus, these pillowcases are also vegan!
If you’re looking for a way to improve your hair and skin health, consider investing in satin pillowcases and bedding. Not only are they gentle on your locks and complexion, but they simply feel great to sleep on. The range of satin pillowcase benefits are plentiful, from less friction, retaining moisture, creating frizz-free hair and much more! For a beauty sleep like no other, satin is where it’s at.
For any many questions don’t hesitate to contact us today.