The Benefit of Silk Pillowcase on Sleeping


We’ve heard beauty experts rave for years about the benefits of sleeping on a silk or “silk-like” pillowcase, and we absolutely get it! Have you ever slept on a silk pillowcase before? They’re comfortable, soft, chic, and allow you to sleep cooler (which is magical for those of us who heat up while we’re sleeping). But do you know why silk pillowcases are so effective from a beauty standpoint? Well, according to experts, the benefits of sleeping on a silk pillow include better hair quality, the reduction of acne and improvement on the condition of the skin, and overall comfort leading to a better night’s sleep. This all sounds wonderful, but we find the most impressive thing about all this is that while more research needs to be done, there have been many studies conducted by board-certified dermatologists and hair experts that back up these claims. So, let’s dive a little deeper into these benefits of sleeping with a silk pillowcase.

Silk Pillowcases Can Improve the Quality of Your Hair

Believe it or not, sleeping on a silk pillowcase can actually improve the quality of your hair! If you’re worried about frizz, here’s a fantastic solution for you. Through recent studies, scientists have concluded that silk is a poor conductor. What does this mean? It means that silk cannot easily generate static electricity. This is great for both your comfort and your hair as you sleep on a silk pillowcase. The low conductivity of silk means that it can reduce the frizziness of your hair as you sleep on a silk pillow overnight. The texture of a silk pillow and its frictionless surface also help to maintain the natural shine of your hair to help you wake feeling as if you just left your stylists’ chair.

Silk Pillowcases Can Reduce Acne and Therefore Improve Skin Condition

If you suffer from acne like I occasionally do, you’ll be happy to hear that silk pillowcases can actually help reduce acne! Recent studies show that silk pillowcases are gentler on people’s skin than traditional cotton pillowcase. The friction from cotton pillowcases can cause inflammation of the skin, especially sensitive and acne-prone skin. According to Healthline, board-certified dermatologist, Yoram Harth says, “These pillowcases can be a beneficial addition to other acne treatments.” Also, the silk material is hypoallergenic and absorbent which can prevent oil or bacteria from getting trapped on the pillowcases and continually rubbing back on your skin, causing more breakouts and irritation. As someone who has a lot of skin allergies, this is a big deal. I love my silk pillowcase!

Due to the material’s gentler nature, silk pillowcases have also been known to reduce the signs of wrinkles on the face, especially for those who sleep on their sides.

If, for these reasons, you’re looking for a reliable silk pillowcase, we recommend Lingsilk. Not only are they made of the high-quality silk material called 6A, but they are also certified OEKO to guarantee the health of your skin. They even offer chic silk sleep mask for all the divas looking to make a statement while they sleep. We love their products, and we think you will, too!

Silk Pillowcases Are More Comfortable

If you haven’t caught on by reading the above yet, it’s important to stress that a pillow made of materials with much less friction means a softer, more comfortable night sleep for you! As someone who has slept on a silk pillowcase for several years now, I can tell you that once I made the switch, I never looked back. I feel so much more comfortable when I sleep now compared to on the rougher cotton material my old pillowcases were made out of. In fact, with a silk pillow cases, the coefficient of friction stimulation to the human body is the lowest among all kinds of fibers at only 7.4%.  Silk fibers even contain 18 kinds of amino acids necessary for the human body, so it nourishes your body on top of the incredible comfort it provides.

All in all, more comfort means a better night sleep for you! The more we can relax and decompress while in our nighttime routine, the deeper we can fall into our sleep which will lead to a more refreshed, happier you upon waking up in the morning.

So, why not try a silk pillowcase today? After all, when the difference means waking up with less acne, more smooth, relaxed hair, and with a deeper rest, what’s not to love about a silk pillowcase?

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.