Sleeping on Satin
Satin is known to be a luxurious and romantic fabric for bedding, but did you also know that sleeping on a satin pillowcase can actually have amazing benefits for your skin?
When it comes to cotton vs. satin pillowcase options, it comes down to friction. Cotton creates friction against your hair and skin as you sleep. The lack of friction actually makes a satin pillowcase reduce wrinkles because the friction is not causing tiny damages to your skin. This is what makes you wake up with lines across your face that can linger for hours. These lines can become permanent wrinkles.
Your cotton pillowcase, even it’s a very high thread count cotton, could be causing permanent damage to your face! I know this is shocking because we are all used to hearing about how the sun and environmental factors can damage our skin, but we never hear about the difference between an antiwrinkle pillow and a regular cotton pillow that causes wrinkles. Switching to a pillowcase made of satin will save your skin from all of that damage, and you’ll look and feel fresher in the morning after sleeping on your antiwrinkle pillow.
How it Works
How does the satin pillowcase reduce wrinkles? It allows your face and hair to slide against the fabric without the friction that comes from the cotton. That friction is responsible for hair loss, sleep lines and permanent wrinkles. This damage is so severe that a makeup artist or stylist could probably take one look at your skin or hair and tell you which side of your face you’re sleeping on!
Also, because the cotton is made to absorb, it is sucking the oils out of your skin. This may be a good thing if you’re particularly oily, but for most people, if you suck out our good oils, we have to create more of the bad oils to compensate for the dryness of the skin – this results in acne.
If you’re currently sleeping on a cotton pillowcase and having any skin problems, it’s time to switch to a an anti-wrinkle pillowcase. You’ll experience fewer wrinkles, less oil problems and better overall skin health. This is especially true if you sleep on your side or on your stomach. If you sleep on your back on a cotton pillow, then you’re likely experience many bad results for your hair, including hair loss and “bed head” that can be avoided when you sleep on a pillowcase made of pure satin.