Should you be using a satin pillowcase?

Within the past couple of months or so, I’ve been hearing a lot about satin pillowcases and the benefits they offer to those who make use of them. Initially, I didn’t pay much attention to what was being said pertaining to these coveted pillowcases, but as I started seeing more about them via internet and social media, I figured I would do a bit of research and see why they’re supposedly so great.

According to, “A satin pillowcase is as beneficial to your complexion and hair as it is to your mind for a restful night’s sleep.” Take a look at all of the positives that can be attained from sleeping on a satin or silk pillowcase.

“Eliminates Facial Folds

“Satin is soft to the touch and allows your face to glide against the pillowcase. More abrasive fabrics, such as cotton, flannel and wool, can cause creases, lines and wrinkles to develop around your eyes, forehead and mouth. In addition, satin keeps eyelashes and eyebrows more intact as you move your face back and forth on the pillow.

“Keeps Hair in Place

“Sleeping on a satin pillowcase helps smooth frizzy hair and minimizes static. The softness of satin eliminates the friction you get when your hair rubs against a harsher fabric. Another added benefit is that satin helps keep your hairdo looking fresher and less “slept on” in the morning. People who suffer from alopecia areata or side effects of chemotherapy find that sleeping on satin keeps their hair from coming out in clumps.

“Protects the Lashes

“A satin pillowcase helps keep fragile eyelashes intact. When your head rests on a cotton or flannel pillowcase, your eyes are often pressed up against the coarse material for much of the night. Eyelash breakage and loss can be reduced, because the silky material glides over the skin and hair instead of rubbing against it and loosening your lashes. Satin pillowcases can be especially helpful for those who wear eyelash extensions.

“Clears the Complexion

“Satin pillowcases help keep your skin supple and allow your pores to breathe. Cotton pillowcases, on the other hand, draw the moisture from your skin as you sleep. Regardless of the type, change pillowcases every few days because the natural oils and product residue from your hair can clog facial pores and lead to acne,” says the website.

If you were on the fence about investing in one of these puppies, I hope this information has been able to sway you in the right direction. I recently ordered one for myself, and I will definitely be reviewing it once I’ve broken it in.

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