Satin Pillowcase Benefits
What Are the Benefits of a Satin Pillowcase?
Sleeping on the right pillowcase can help make the difference between aging skin and firm skin on your face. A satin pillowcase is as beneficial to your complexion and hair as it is to your mind for a restful night's sleep.
Eliminates Facial Folds and Creases
Satin is soft to the touch and allows your face to glide against the pillowcase. More abrasive fabrics, such as cotton, flannel and linen, can cause creases, lines and wrinkles to develop around your eyes, forehead and mouth.
Clears the Complexion
Satin pillowcases help keep your skin supple and allow your pores to breathe. Satin can help keep your skin soft and moisturized because satin doesn’t absorb your skin’s natural oils like cotton does. Cotton pillowcases draw the moisture from your skin as you sleep.
A satin pillowcase helps keep fragile eyelashes intact. When your head rests on a cotton or flannel pillowcase, your eyes are often pressed up against the coarse material for much of the night. Eyelash breakage and loss can be reduced, because the satin material glides over the skin and hair instead of rubbing against it and loosening your lashes. Satin pillowcases can be especially helpful for those who wear eyelash extensions.
Keeps Hair in Place
Sleeping on a satin pillowcase helps smooth frizzy hair and minimizes static. Satin’s soft, smooth texture allows hair to glide over it without any friction which means you'll be less likely to wake up with frizzy hair, tangles, or bedhead, whereas cotton can snag hair and muss it up into a nest of tangles overnight. Another added benefit is that satin helps keep your hairdo looking fresher and less "slept on" in the morning. Sleeping on satin is a secret that women with textured and curly hair have been using for years.
Helps Prevent Wrinkles
Unlike 100% cotton pillowcases that tend to absorb moisture away from your skin, sleeping on satin has the opposite effect. The satin fabric doesn't create friction and helps prevent abrasion of the skin, and it helps retain moisture, which can be beneficial in wrinkle prevention.
Cotton pillowcases absorb moisture from your skin, they also absorb moisture from your hair. This can leave you with dull, frazzled hair. Since satin won't absorb the moisture from your hair, your hair will stay smooth and shiny when you sleep on satin pillowcases.
Less Hair Breakage
Sleeping on a satin pillowcase can help prevent hair breakage. Cotton is not as smooth as satin, and it can create friction between your hair and the pillow. Consequently, you can end up with hair breakage. Satin pillowcases do not create friction between your hair and the pillow, which means you will have less hair breakage.
Help to Avoid Hair Loss
Not only can satin pillowcases help keep your hair from breaking, they can also help prevent hair loss. Hair loss is a problem that anyone can face, but it is a particular issue for people who are sick or are dealing with cancer treatments and alopecia and have to spend a lot of time in bed. Having your hair constantly rub against the pillow can result in hair loss. However, satin pillowcases are effective at helping to prevent hair loss and are even recommended by doctors who have patients suffering with these problems. People who suffer from alopecia areata or side effects of chemotherapy find that sleeping on satin keeps their hair from coming out in clumps.