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Did You Know Your Skin Will Benefit From a Silk Pillow Case?

Most of us sleep on cotton pillow cases, but did you know this could be causing more signs of ageing to your skin?⁠ Read below to find out why you should start sleeping on a silk pillowcase...

The problem with standard cotton pillowcases is that it doesn't slide, which results in the fabric continually rubbing and pulling on the delicate parts of the face and neck. As we age, our skin becomes more fragile, less elastic and "sleep wrinkles" take longer to go away.⁠

These creases can develop into permanent lines, so despite any anti-ageing skincare or treatments you may be investing in, your pillow could be doing more damage...⁠

Here are some of the benefits of a silk pillow case:⁠

1. Silk has an anti-aging effect⁠

Silk contains natural proteins and 18 essential amino acids which speed up the metabolism of skin cells and help to counter the effects of ageing.⁠

2. Silk dehydrates less than cotton⁠

One of the properties of cotton is its capacity to absorb up to 30% of its weight in liquid. Silk only absorbs around 11%, so it helps keep the skin naturally hydrated during the night.⁠

3. Silk is hypoallergenic⁠

Silk retains very few germs due to the structure of its fibers, so there is very little space for dust and other allergens to irritate the skin and eyes.⁠

4. Won't absorb skincare products

Unlike cotton pillowcases, silk doesn't absorb creams or products from the skin. You can get into bed after you've applied your evening routine, knowing the products will stay on your skin.⁠

We now have beautiful 100% Mulberry silk pillowcases available to purchase via our skincare concierge service, GetHarley. Add a silk pillow case to your existing GetHarley plan via the secure patient portal. For new patients wanting to get set up with GetHarley, head to the link below to book an online consultation.

Contact us to book or learn more:

Call us: 07899300849⁠

Email us:

Antoinette Hamilton

Aesthetic Nurse Prescriber with 18 years nursing experience, specialising in natural results and Obagi skincare



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