The Goodnight Co Silk Pillowcase
We spend a third of our lives in bed. We all know the best way to sleep to prevent wrinkles is on our backs, but, honestly, unless you are heavily medicated, who can sleep that way all night long without moving?
We spend so much on skin care products, but did you know that a silk pillowcase can be skin care as well? I purchased this pillowcase for multiple reasons. I have what is classified as “mature”, dry skin, so I will take any help I can in that department. Also, I do a lot of tossing and turning at night. I have a husband that snores and I have low back issues that can cause numbness in one of my legs if I lie on it too long. I have one child that has nightmares and night terrors. When I do fall into a deep sleep, it is almost always on my right side. I have the permanent creases to prove it! With all that tossing and turning, I wake up with some pretty crazy hair. I usually do kid drop off before I have my morning shower. Sometimes, even before I brush my teeth, but hey, we can keep that our little secret. Both of them have drop off really close to my house and I don’t have to get out of the car, so it isn’t that big of a deal. Hey, don’t judge me! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to drop my kids off at school without looking like a crazy person.
So, why use a silk pillowcases? Silk is less absorbent than cotton so it helps your skin maintain moisture. So when you put that very expensive serum on your face before bed, wouldn’t it be better if it actually stayed on your skin rather than absorbed into your pillow case?
Silk is an entirely natural fabric, therefore, it is hypoallergenic and breathable. This allows it to adjust to ambient temperatures so it is cooler in warmer months and warmer in the winter. It is smoother than cotton, so your skin glides over the pillowcase and you don’t get friction while you are sleeping. This helps with wrinkles and creases in your skin. This applies to your hair as well. Your hair glides over the fabric and you have less chance of breakage.
The Goodnight Co silk pillowcase is made from the best silk, 100% long strand Mulberry silk. Mulbery silk produces a longer and more durable thread. The silkworms are fed a diet exclusively of mulberry leaves.
I have a 100% organic cotton mattress and I have slept on nothing but organic cotton sheets for many years now. I have an essential oil diffuser on my bedside table. I thought I was doing everything I could to maximize my bedtime routine.
After using this pillow for a few nights, it was wash day. My skin was feeling really good, but was it my Vintner’s Daughter or was it the pillowcase? I thought, no big deal, I can go back to my regular pillowcase until the next sheet wash day. One minute back on that cotton pillowcase and I was miserable! How did I tolerate all this friction for so long? I felt like my pillowcase was made out of sandpaper! Never again would I go without a silk pillowcase! Truth be told, I would love to be ensconced in silk…pillowcase, sheets, duvet, pajamas!
Sadly, I will have to stick with just a pillowcase (or 2) for now. Now about the hair part….
I still wake up with bedhead every morning. This pillowcase has done nothing to help that part of my sleep time, but my skin feels great and I don’t get creases in my face. I have never been one to forgo washing my hair for days after a blow out, so I can live with crazy hair in the morning.
I wish I had known about the benefits of silk pillowcases years ago!