Silk is one of the most luxurious, sought after fabrics in the world – but did you know it can also make you look younger?
When it comes to choosing a material that you know to be premium – both in quality and overall feel – silk by far comes out close to the top. Silk fabric has been around for many thousands of years. Both elegant, glamorous and full of sophistication, nothing quite compares to silk.
For almost a millennium only Emperors and high ranking dignitaries were entitled to wear silk, and it has remained a prized possession and traded extensively ever since.
We all know and love our favourite Mulberry Silk face coverings and it’s easy to see why. Mulberry Silk is the highest quality silk available, with its unique production method where farmers grow Mulberry trees simply to harvest the leaves - that silkworms then feed on. Their cocoons are spun into fabulous raw silk fibres.
There is a Chinese legend, that a silk worm fell into the tea of the Empress - as she sought to remove the worm it, she noticed the long fibres and decided to weave with it and later arranged for more silk worms to be raised - this Empress, Leizu, is the goddess of silk in Chinese Mythology. But enough of the history lesson, let’s take a look at some of the key health benefits of silk fabric.
The science behind silk:
- Less friction on skin or hair prevents irritation or damage.
- A cleaner sleep surface.
- Less drying for skin and hair.
As silk face masks have become so common, we’ve all moved away from the standard blue mask to face coverings that are both breathable, lightweight and stylish. It's no surprise that masks are now the ‘go-to' accessory for all of us - I’m sure we're not alone in having a growing collection. It’s not challenging our number of shoes just yet … but maybe one day!
For many of us, we need to wear a face covering for a prolonged period - and this can be uncomfortable, or more-commonly have negative impact on health and complexion of your skin.
Benefits of our silk face masks:
- Perfectly tailored for a comfortable fit.
- Quick and easy to wash and fast to dry.
- Non-disposable, making it much better for the environment.
We’ve spent a great deal of time sourcing the very best masks that are as great for your skin as they are comfortable - and they look fabulous. Our 100% Mulberry masks come in a range of colours to match any outfit or occasion.
When it came to choosing our premium masks, there was really only one choice. Masks are not created equal - pure silk is kind to human skin, fabulous to wear and has a luxury feel - there's a reason why silk has been used for thousands of years, and who are we to disagree?
The amazing benefits of Mulberry silk:
- Gentle on your skin - other fabrics can draw out some of the skins natural oils. Naturally breathable silk helps to keep your face fresh and supple.
- Hypoallergenic - Silk is the perfect material for those with allergies or sensitive skin as it's naturally hypoallergenic and will resist dust mites.
- Comfortable, natural and lightweight - silk contains no harmful chemicals, unlike some of the synthetic materials.
- Mulberry silk looks and feels fabulous! - standard polyester and cotton masks can feel itchy, even after a short wear. There is nothing quite like the luxurious feel of high-quality Mulberry silk
- Effective protection - Research suggests that the tight-weave of silk is one of the most effective materials for face masks - stopping water droplets because of its hydrophobic properties.
- Perfectly tailored for a comfortable fit.
- Quick and easy to wash - wash your silk products with a 30 degree machine wash or hand wash works too! Silk is also fast to dry.
- Non-disposable - eco-friendly and great for our environment!
Why choose Mulberry silk for your skin & hair?
Silk is naturally hypoallergenic
Silk is the perfect material for those with allergies or sensitive skin, as it's naturally hypoallergenic and will resist dust mites. The sericin residue in silk fabric is a natural repellent that keeps away bacteria, mould and other common allergens. It's the perfect choice for those with particularly sensitive skin, as it's free of any potential irritating added chemicals. Therefore making it safe in the knowledge that there’s no risk of causing an eczema flare up, skin rashes and redness.
Silk is amazing for your hair
We all long for silky smooth hair right? Funnily enough, this isn’t just a throwaway expression and studies show that silk can actually promote healthier and shinier hair. It's now recognised that using silk hair scrunchies can prevent kinks and the risk of hair tangling in the night, which can often lead to breakage. The soft texture of silk allows the hair to slide rather than tangle and knot together, effectively reducing the damage that can be caused over time.
Silk improves your sleep
There is scientific evidence showing that sleeping in silk bedding can improve your sleep – and we all know that a good night’s sleep affects almost every aspect of your life. So get yourself a good quality silk pillowcase or full bedding pronto!
As much as we love Egyptian cotton, they can in fact irritate the skin, attract dust mites and generally get bunched up in the night. All these factors significantly impact restfulness. Silk bedding and pillowcases promote well-needed beauty sleep that we all need.
Silk can keep your skin moisturised
Other fabrics can draw out some of the skins natural oils. Naturally breathable silk helps to keep your face fresh and supple. If you suffer with dry and dehydrated skin - silk is the answer. Sleeping in silk bedding can help to keep skin hydrated during the night. Of course, don't ditch your beloved moisturiser just yet but combining the two, can make a big difference. Silk is made with tightly-woven, smooth fibres and the properties of silk fabric allow it to keep moisture close to skin. As a result, you’re not losing that well needed hydration as you would with cotton bedding. Happy, hydrated and plumper skin also means less wrinkles!
Silk is environmentally friendly
Choosing reusable products, especially face masks also means less impact on the environment. We’ve all seen the increased number of masks littering our communities alongside the fast-food boxes and wrappers causing harm to wildlife.
Health benefits of silk face masks
Our range of mulberry silk face masks not only combat the comfort factor, but provide a solution which looks and feels great, as well as providing optimum breathability and naturally hypoallergenic properties. Just check out our amazing reviews on Trustpilot to see why so many of you are in awe with our soft and breathable Mulberry silk masks. They really are a total game changer!
What actually is momme and why is it important?
Momme is the Japanese form of weight measurement. Pronounced “moe-mie” and abbreviated as “mm.” Momme is the standard unit that’s used to measure silk weight and quality. UNCU London uses high grade, 22-momme across the entire silk collection.