Let’s start off with the fact that cotton can absorb up to 60% of its weight in moisture.
Take a moment to reflect on that. Crazy, right?
Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, satin and silk pillowcases have incredible benefits for both skin and hair. Let’s get into them.
BENEFITS OF SATIN PILLOWCASES FOR HAIR:
1. Satin pillowcases are softer on your hair.
2. They help to reduce split ends, tangles and knots. The softness of both silk and satin eliminate the friction you get when your hair rubs against a harsher fabric.
3. Satin pillowcases helps smooth frizzy hair and minimizes static.
4. An additional benefit is that satin pillowcases help to keep your hairstyle fresh and new. In other words, your hairdo will look more new in the morning rather than “slept on”.
5. When your hair rubs against harsher fabrics like cotton, it creates friction. Friction, of course creates knots, tangles and breakage. The delicious softness of satin pillowcases eliminate this friction.
But I’m sure you’re curious about the benefits for your skin, and there are so many benefits.
BENEFITS OF SATIN PILLOWCASES FOR SKIN:
6. First of all, satin pillowcases help to reduces face folds, wrinkles and face creases
7. Satin helps to retain skin moisture, so your skin wakes up feeling fresh. Cotton on the other hand can hold up to 60% of its weight in moisture!
8. STOP SIGNS OF AGING
Satin pillowcases also stop skin from aging. That’s because there’s no friction on the skin as you sleep. It allows your pores to breathe and helps to keep your skin soft and supple.
9. SENSITIVE SKIN?
If you have sensitive skin, satin pillowcases are great for you as they’re more soothing.
10. OILY SKIN?
For oily skin, cotton and other harsher fabrics tend to suck moisture from your skin, causing your skin to produce more oils to compensate. This can leave your skin irritated or cause breakouts.
11. DRY SKIN?
If you have dry skin, satin pillowcases will help retain moisture in your skin when you wake up, leaving your skin more balanced. Score!
Also, bonus point I just had to add – satin pillowcases change temperature according to the weather: they are warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
DO I HAVE TO USE A SATIN PILLOWCASE?
If you really don’t want to use a satin pillowcase, then you should definitely think abut using a silk scarf or headwrap at night.
QUICK NOTE: No matter the type of pillow fabric you use, make sure you change your pillowcase every few days. Your skin produces natural oils, not to mention the oils from your skincare and hair-care routine. All this can lead to dirt, germs and product buildup and clog your pores, leading to breakouts.