What the experts say
Its not just our opinion. There is a host of research as well as many articles that talk about the proven benefits of sleeping on silk. There are also many famous Doctors who recommend sleeping on silk as the ‘easiest’ thing you can do to prevent aging!
It has been proven that sleeping on a silk pillowcase inhibits and reduces wrinkles caused by sleeping, here’s what the experts have to say!
In 1987 Dr. Stegman’s hallmark work on sleep wrinkles proved that the muscular region of the face known as the “underlying superficial muscular aponeurotic system” (SMAS) was damaged by pillow contact. He found a correlation between the location of the underlying SMAS and sleep lines. This particular manifestation of aging disappears in the morning in teenagers but will persist longer and longer as we age. Many people in their forties and fifties maintain the sleep crease throughout the day. Dr Stegmans conclusion was attempting to change sleep pattern, i.e. sleeping on your back – but this is often more difficult than it sounds as we don’t know how we move in our sleep As there is this correlation between the SMAS and sleep lines it makes sense to sleep on the softest, most purest pillows and pillowcases available and that is silk covered Silk floss filled pillows and silk charmeuse pillowcases.
- Dr. Samuel J. Stegman – Dermatologic Surgeon
Persistently pressing our faces into a pillow causes trauma to the skin. Over time, this trauma, aggravated by the friction of a cotton pillowcase, can create permanent creases as our collagen breaks down.
- Dr. Dennis Gross – Dermatologist
Dr Sobel (New York Magazine’s top Dermatologist five years in a row) gives this advice – “Long the secret of film divas, Silk pillowcases prevents facial skin from creasing during the night and allows the skin to glide along the pillow so the face rests comfortably without placing pressure on creased skin, effectively “ironing in” wrinkles”
- Dr Sobel – Dermatologist
A lot of doctors advise using Silk Pillowcases after cosmetic surgery – “sleep on pillows covered in Silk Pillowcases”
- Dr Norman Markus
“I always sleep on silk so that my skin glides rather than drags across the fabric, reducing the chances of wrinkles – particularly those in the nasal labial fold between mouth and nose”
- Angelica Kavouni – Harley Street Plastic Surgeon Sunday Mail
“Use Silk Pillowcases, they are less likely to attract and catch fragile hair”
“You can avoid waking up with bed head by sleeping on Silk Pillowcases, cotton causes more friction and disrupts the hair cuticles”
- Charles Worthington – London
And Beauty Editors love us too…
We never think of sleep being the cause of wrinkles. Getting our “beauty sleep” is supposed to help prevent getting those suckers….right? Well, you may want to think again. It all depends on how you sleep. If you like to sleep comfortably like most people do, you most likely sleep on your side with your face buried in a pillow. Now, this could be the part that is helping to reverse the progress of all of your anti-aging creams and serums. The type of pillowcase you sleep on makes all the difference. If you wish to preserve your youthful look, choose Sleep ‘n Beauty silk pillowcases!
We’ve just discovered Sleep ‘n Beauty, a heavenly silk pillowcase that makes our favorite pastime, sleeping, even better! It makes a great gift or better yet, buy one for yourself. Sleep ‘n Beauty arrives in a beautiful box, and the soft pearly silk pillowcase is made from 100% natural, undyed, chemical free, 19 momme, 100% mulberry silk. Sleep ‘n Beauty founder, Andi Neugarten came up with the ultimate luxury pillowcase concept after she slept on a silk pillowcase several years ago. In the morning, she noticed how well she slept, she felt more rested, and her hair looked amazing too. That’s when her journey began to learn about silk and to find the best silk available. After extensive research, from grades of quality to the thickness, she chose the most luxurious silk of all, mulberry silk, known as the queen of silk.
Bid farewell to your current cotton pillowcase and welcome some silk into your bed. Turns out, when you sleep, your skin makes new cells twice as fast; and as we age, our collagen grows less resilient. In other words, those creases caused by sleeping can stay for hours…or forever. Traditional cotton pillowcases don’t slip, so they tend to tug at delicate parts of the face and neck. That’s why Andi launched Sleep ‘n Beauty pillowcases, made from the highest quality 100% mulberry silk. (They also prevent bed-head and skin-stretching.) Most importantly, silk’s been proven to prevent aging. Andi’s pillowcases are 100% natural, undyed, and chemical free. And they’re getting rave reviews.