Silk sheets are synonymous with getting romantic, but did you know that silk will also help you stay beautiful? I was recently sent a gorgeous silk pillowcase and eye mask from Lilysilk, an online store that has first-rate silk items at prices 10 to 20% below prices you can typically find. Lilysilk is a company dedicated to children’s welfare and improving the lives of silk workers.
Silk feels luxurious and it’s good for you! Here are four ways silk keeps you beautiful.
1. SILK KEEPS THE WRINKLES AWAY. Silk is hypoallergenic and actually has identical amino acids and proteins that keep skin moist. Plus silk doesn’t crease, so it doesn’t cause those imprints that can happen while sleeping.
2. SILK PREVENTS HAIR LOSS. A scratchy pillowcase catches on hair, creating static and frizz. Silk is actually similar to human hair, so hair slides on the pillowcase and doesn’t break.
3. SILK KEEPS YOUR HAIRSTYLE LOOKING GREAT. Silk doesn’t just keep hair healthy, it also keeps your blowout looking great. Say goodbye to bedhead!
4. SILK MAKES FOR BETTER SLEEP. You know how feeling too cold or too hot either makes you restless or else wakes you up? Silk actually absorbs moisture, so it stays cool in the heat and warm in the cold. It is also perfect for anyone with allergies or eczema.
I always thought silk was too slippery for a good night’s sleep, but the 22 Momme Terse Silk Pillowcase and Silk Sleep Eye Mask that Lilysilk sent me have totally changed my mind. They are so soft they almost feel sinful, but I’m not slipping and sliding around with them. The quality of the fabric and the workmanship is extremely impressive.
My mom always says if you want to check for quality, look at the seams! This pillowcase has a 600 thread-count and is made with 100% mulberry silk. Mine is in the color Chocolate, but other colors include Soft Green, Charcoal, Sky Blue, Ocean Blue, Bright Coffee, Deep Purple, and Soft Yellow. Mine has an envelope closure, but you can also get customized zipper closures.
I think the Silk Eye Mask ($20) is the nicest eye mask I have ever tried. Not only is it made of the same mulberry silk, it has an adjustable felt elastic band.
I actually use this in the mornings. My husband gets up way earlier than me and it always wakes me up. Once I wake up, if there is light in the room I can’t go back to sleep. This mask keeps everything nice and dark so I can sleep, and it’s so soft that wearing it doesn’t bother me. Plus, the silk has 18 amino acids so it’s great for your skin.
This eye mask is hypoallergenic and machine washable. Mine is in Chocolate and other colors include Black, Ivory, Gold, Blue, Coffee, Light Blue, Pale Turquoise, Silver gray, and Taupe.
You’ve got to get some silk into your life…getting into bed is even better when you know it’s going to help you stay beautiful! – Lisa
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