When we’re awake, we can do facial exercises and use skin care products to combat aging and look our best. Yet the work doesn’t stop there—beauty sleep helps our skin repair and rejuvenate. However, if we don’t sleep in the optimal position—on our backs—sleep can wreak havoc. This can appear in the form of deep creases and lines caused by the position you sleep in and the wrong type of pillowcases. Frizzy hair and breakage is another casualty of what should be beauty sleep. Since we spend almost a third of our lives sleeping, shouldn’t we make the most of this precious time?
Until now, the majority of pillowcases were made of cotton. Since it is naturally absorbent, cotton actually draws moisture away from the skin. So all those expensive products actually get absorbed by the pillowcase while your skin just gets drier. The good news is, there is a bevy of pillowcases that target our beauty concerns and help you wake up looking fresh and dewier than before.
1. Silk Pillowcases
A longstanding favorite of the beauty community is the silk pillowcase. Unlike those made of cotton, silk pillowcases help your skin retain its moisture and prevent the sleep lines that result in permanent wrinkles over time. Silk is naturally cool, so you’ll perspire less, which helps those with oily skin avoid breakouts. It is also softer on your hair so there will be no friction to cause breakage or split ends.
2. Satin Pillowcases
The benefits of satin are very similar to those of silk. Unlike cotton, which pulls and doesn’t let your skin slide as you move in your sleep, satin allows it to move. Like silk, satin helps skin retain moisture and doesn’t absorb the products you apply before bed. Since satin is so smooth, it doesn’t cause hair breakage or split ends.
3. Copper-Infused Pillowcases
A new type of pillowcase on the market is Iluminage‘s copper-infused model. It’s made from polyester entwined with copper fibers that have been shown to boost the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Studies show that you should see more radiant skin and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles after four weeks of use.
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