Benefits of silk sheet sets

Who doesn't want to sleep better and wake up looking and feeling great? Yes, please! But what if your current sheets are actually preventing that from happening? It's time to switch to silk and get the great night of beauty sleep you deserve.

The experts are to weigh in on all the wonderful things sleeping on silk sheets can do for you:

Preventing hair breakage, bedhead, tangles, and frizz

Helping hair and skin retain moisture

Minimizing sleep wrinkles

Regulating body temperature

Fighting allergies and irritation

and much more, including feeling more luxurious than any fabric on earth. Let's take a closer look at all the wonderful benefits of silk sheets.

Silk sheets are breathable and regulate body temperature

One of the main reasons people love sleeping on silk is that it feels fabulous. Silk is truly the essence of luxury and comfort. But it also has the special property of being breathable and naturally temperature regulating. This is due to the unique structure of silk fiber, which has a hollow center. This means silk fabric is comfortable in warm and cold weather alike. Unlike a cotton sheet, which absorbs moisture, silk wicks away moisture to keep you cool and dry. In colder temperatures, silk's low conductivity means that the fiber is able to create a thin layer of insulation that will keep you warm. Only 100 percent mulberry silk sheets can give you a comfortable night's rest year-round in any conditions. No other fabric--including cotton, bamboo, or man-made satin -- can compare.

Silk sheets are hypoallergenic

Pure silk is naturally hypoallergenic. This is due to a special protein in silk fiber known as sericin. Sericin coats each strand of silk thread with a protective layer of protein that repels allergens, fungus, and dust mites. Silk bed sheets are a wonderful option for anyone suffering from seasonal or environmental allergies.

Silk helps skin stay hydrated

Our skin needs all the moisture it can get. Especially during colder months when our skin becomes dry due to harsh and dry air. The silk fabric is smooth which means the slippery texture of silk is less likely to absorb moisture as your skin stays pressed up against it. If you compare silk to cotton, which is more porous and absorbent by nature, it may actually pull hydration from your skin.

Silk can help to prevent wrinkles

While silk is still considered the epitome of luxury the fabric itself shouldn’t and cannot replace the use of daily sunscreen and a good skin care regimen. But when you sleep on a regular pillowcase it can create friction with skin and potentially cause the skin to crease and over time those creases can turn into proper wrinkles. With silk, the material is soft and smooth that the face glides over and doesn’t create friction with the silk fabric.

Silk bedding is easy to care for

You may not realize it, but our silk bed linen is quite simple to care for. Your silk sheet set can be washed at home in your machine. At Real Silk Life, we recommend using Delicate Cycle and mild detergent (such as Woolite®) for silk and washing in cool or cold water on a gentle cycle. Your silk bedding can be hung dry indoors or outside away from direct sunlight. Use a cool iron to touch up if necessary.