For any of you who are looking to improve your skin and/or your hair, the answer to both might be in the same place—your pillowcase. If you think your pillowcases are only meant for better sleep, think again. Along with helping you have a good night’s sleep, the right pillowcase can actually help give you more youthful skin and prevent hair breakage.
One thing a lot of don’t think about once we lay on our head on our pillows is the effect that they can have on our skin. The truth is, the wrong pillowcase will absorb moisture and too much of your skin’s natural oils. Who wants to be left with dry, dehydrated skin in the morning? I’m sure none of you do. It’s also important to note that maintaining your skin’s moisture levels will also help prevent premature aging and reduce any existing fine lines.
Your hair also faces the consequences of using the wrong pillowcase. On the other hand, a silk pillowcase can help reduce friction between your hair and the fabric. In turn, you’ll also deal with less breakage and damage. If you’re trying to grow out your hair and make it softer, then it may be time to swap your pillowcases for some silk ones.
I’ve rounded up some silk pillowcases and pillows, along with other accessories such as scrunchies and sleeping masks. Take a look for yourself if you’re considering trying these!