Mulberry Silk benefits for hair, skin and sleep
Silk is the perfect material for those with allergies or sensitive skin, as it is 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 so it can be worn safe in the knowledge that there’s no risk of causing an eczema flare up, skin rashes and redness. All UNCU London's silk products are handcrafted from 6A Grade luxury 22-momme 100% Mulberry silk.
Hydrating & Moisturising
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 the skin. As a result, you’re not losing that well needed hydration as you would with cotton bedding. Happy, hydrated and plumper skin means less wrinkles!
Silk contains natural proteins and 18 essential amino acids which speed up the metabolism of skin cells and help to counter the effects of anti aging. Silk pillowcases can decrease wrinkles and improve the appearance of skin's hydration, which can make you look more youthful.
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, shinier hair. It's now recognised that using silk hair scrunchies prevent kinks and the risk of hair tangling in the night, which can often lead to breakage as a result. 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.
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 factors significantly impacting restfulness. Silk bedding and pillowcases can promote that well-needed beauty sleep that we all need.
Silk pillowcases don't steal your skin and your hair's moisture while you sleep. Silk is also a friction free material that allows your hair to glide and move freely throughout the night. Silk pillowcases are dermatologically proven to absorb less moisture and cause less between your skin and the material.
Silk is a natural thermal regulator and maintains body temperature all night through. When it is cold, thanks to the air captured between the silk threads, the heat is kept inside creating an isolation effect. That is the reason why silk is known to keep the body cold in summer and warm in winter.