I recently overheard a conversation where a lady was talking about how great her skin and hair had been since she had been sleeping on a silk pillowcase.  This caught my attention because I had always thought sleeping on a silk pillowcase as a bit of an old wives tale – something only old movie stars and divas did!

Anyway I did some research and guess what arrived on my doorstep this morning? – yes my very own silk pillowcase from Slip for Beauty Sleep.

Slip for beauty sleep

Firstly I have to say I squealed with delight when I opened my parcel because the pillowcase was presented in a gorgeous little pink box all glossy and luxurious together with advice and instructions on how to get the best results.

    Silk pillowcase Slip for beauty sleep

According to the packaging, “By the time we are 60 we will have slept for an average of 20 years. The slip silk allows your skin to glide, whereas cotton scratches and tugs on delicate facial skin resulting in premature stretching and sleep-crease”. Cotton also apparently draws moisture from your skin and face which also causes damage and bed hair.

Silk Pillowcase Slip for Beauty SleepUnfortunately ‘bed-head’ is not only an inconvenience, but a symptom of something more serious.  The same rough treatment that causes bed-head can also damage your hair follicles, leading to thinner, less healthy hair. Who knew?!

  Benefits of a silk pillowcase

I purchased the pink silk pillowcase, but there were many different colours to choose from, and it is made from 100% mulberry silk which is a natural hypoallergenic fibre.

According to Zoe Foster-Blake, editor of Harpers Bazaar & Cosmopolitan it is;

“probably the best anti ageing ‘product’ a dame can use”.

I will have my first 8 hours sleep on it tonight and look forward to letting you know if it lives up to all the promises.  If you are struggling to buy a gift for a friend who has everything, I think I have solved the problem for you!

Benefits of silk pillowcases