Why Is Instagram Obsessed with Silk Pillowcases?


| LAST UPDATE 12/16/2021

By Georgina White
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We don't know about you guys, but when it comes to the latest beauty trends making waves on social media, you can always count us in. And lucky for us, we've got a new one to obsess over: silk pillowcases.

From aesthetic to health benefits, the reasons behind this viral bedding choice have been dominating our discovery feeds. So, we decided to get the 411 and share it with you guys - let's dive in. For starters, regular pillowcases tend to be made up of a cotton or polyester blend. And while they can be soft to touch, this fabric combination can do more harm than good during our precious beauty sleep. According to Elle, cotton fibers are rough on our skin compared to silk, which can cause major problems for people suffering from acne.

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Need more proof? A study conducted by Clinical Trials found that people who sleep with silk pillowcases were less likely to suffer from breakout compared to those using cotton! But hey, we're no cotton-bashers here. And while cotton can be great for absorbing sweat during hot summer months, silk materials have added benefits year-round. In the winter, the fabric is great at retaining natural body heat, while in the summer they do an excellent job at keeping cool. And best of all? High-quality silk pillowcases are actually hypoallergenic, which means that dust and other impurities don't stick to the material.

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But enough about skin, let's talk hair. From curly girls to those with bone-straight locks, silk pillowcases do an excellent job at maintaining our hair's moisture and health. While cotton can absorb our natural oils and product, silk pillowcases can help reduce frizz and friction that contributes to conditions like alopecia. And as if we could forget, have you noticed how incredibly cute and bougie silk looks on your bed? We don't think much more needs to be said, you guys.

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Consider us sold. You can find a variety of silk pillowcase options over at Amazon. And be sure to check back soon as we break down all of the internet's viral beauty trends!