Benefits of a mulberry silk pillowcase for skin

Benefits of a mulberry silk pillowcase for skin

Are you looking to improve your daily skincare routine in 2023? If you are looking for new products or techniques to incorporate into your natural skincare routine in 2023 and haven't yet made the switch to a silk pillowcase, we promise you that this will be a game-changer for your skincare routine!

A silk pillowcase is undoubtedly an investment, however we will show you why this is definitely worth the investment due to the wide range of benefits a silk pillowcase has for skin. 

Silk pillowcases have been quickly gaining popularity in recent years as a way to improve skin health, hair health and the quality of your sleep. Mulberry silk is well known as one of the most luxurious, timeless fabrics in the world, and not only is a mulberry silk pillowcase a luxurious addition to your bedroom, but it also offers a wider range of benefits for your skin, hair and the quality of your sleep.

Incorporating a mulberry silk pillowcase into your skincare routine provides an effortless way to look after your skin throughout the night. Here we cover the key benefits using a silk pillowcase for skin and why it is one of the best ways to enjoy natural skincare in 2023!


"If you haven't incorporated a silk pillowcase into your everyday skincare routine, you are missing out on an effortless way to look after your skin for 8 hours overnight! It's not too late to start - make the switch today and trust me - your skin will thank you!" 

Anya, Founder of The Silk Collection


So, why is silk good for skin? Here are some of the key benefits of using a silk pillowcase.

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Mulberry silk pillowcase benefits for skin

1. Overnight natural skincare

When deciding a daily skincare routine that works for you, often a really important part of your everyday routine is forgotten - your sleep! Adults in the UK tend to spend one third of their lives sleeping, which means we spend years of our lives with our face pressed against our pillowcase. 

Cotton pillowcases tend to dry out your skin and cause creases on your skin over time. Instead, switching to a silk pillowcase is an easy and effective way to continue your skincare routine throughout the night without any extra effort.

2. Reduce signs of ageing using a silk pillowcase

A 100% mulberry silk pillowcase is a soft and smooth natural fabric which glides against your skin. This means that as you sleep, the mulberry silk fabric creates less friction against your skin and causes less tugging and pulling on your skin, which results in fewer creases forming on your face during the night. Over time this can reduce signs of wrinkles and fine lines when using a silk pillowcase consistently. This is why a silk pillowcase is often deemed an anti-ageing pillowcase! 

3. Mulberry silk is a breathable material

Our mulberry silk pillowcases are made from the highest grade 100% mulberry silk fabric, which is a purely natural material compared to synthetic alternatives such as polyester. Mulberry silk's natural thermal-regulating properties make it breathable and gives comfort to your skin overnight by keeping it cool throughout the night. This means that it helps to keep your skin at an optimal temperature both in the summer and the winter, providing ultimate comfort and a luxurious sleep experience.

4. Silk pillowcase for hydrated skin

If you have a complex skincare routine which involves multiple steps and overnight creams, sleeping on a cotton pillowcase could be undoing a significant amount of the work you are doing by absorbing this moisture when you go to sleep!

Mulberry silk pillowcases retain more moisture in your skin and mulberry silk has been shown to absorb around 30% less moisture than cotton. This means that your skin stays hydrated for longer by using a silk pillowcase compared to a typical cotton one. This is due to mulberry silk's natural properties including natural protein and essential amino acids to make it moisture-wicking, keeping your skin moist and helping to reduce dryness.

5. Using a silk pillowcase for sensitive skin

As mulberry silk is a naturally hypoallergenic material, it is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. This means that a silk pillowcase should be the number 1 choice for anyone who suffers from allergies. Silk's natural properties also help to reduce dust and dirt forming compared to traditional cotton pillowcases, which also means that a silk pillowcase helps to reduce skin pores being clogged overnight. By absorbing less dirt, dust and moisture, you can see how a silk pillowcase can be a game-changer for your skin routine!

What to look for in a silk pillowcase

If you are considering investing in a silk pillowcase for your skin, make sure to read our tips on the key things to consider before buying a silk pillowcase. The best silk pillowcases are made from the highest grade 100% mulberry silk and have been OEKO-TEK certified, which means the silk pillowcase is certified to be safe and free from harmful chemicals. 

Summary of silk pillowcase benefits for skin

In conclusion, there are a wide range of benefits of sleeping on silk pillowcase and it is an easy addition to your everyday skincare routine. If you are looking for a way to improve your daily skincare regime without a lot of extra effort, consider switching to a mulberry silk pillowcase. This also makes a silk pillowcase one of the best silk gifts for her as it is the gift that keeps on giving every night!

At The Silk Collection, we have a range of silk pillowcases in timeless colours that make the perfect gift for any skincare lover! Shop our range of silk pillowcases and gift sets here.

If you have any other questions about using a silk pillowcase for skin, hair or the quality of your sleep, don't hesitate to get in touch at - we'd love to hear from you!