Cotton Vs Silk: The Showdown (and a clear winner)

Cotton is a natural fabric that is most popular in the form of a classic tee. And maybe you favourite pyjamas. But when it comes to bedding, there’s a better option. Read on to find out why we choose to sleep on silk, no exceptions.

Cotton creases your face. Silk smooths it.

Because cotton is a little weightier and more textured, it can’t let your skin glide across its surface like silk does. And studies have shown that sleep wrinkles develop when the face

is pressed against certain surfaces that distort the skin (ie, hold it in a crease). Silk is frictionless, so it keeps your face free of creasing and helps prevent new wrinkles from forming. 

Cotton angers your hair. Silk calms it.

In a similar way to skin, hair on cotton gets caught up in the texture and roughed up in the friction. So you end up waking up in a bit of a frizz. Ultimate bed hair moment. Silk, being as smooth as it is, lets your hair glide with your movements, without getting stuck or ruffled. So your bed hair looks as though it just came out of the salon. 

Cotton absorbs your skincare. Silk leaves it where it should be.  

Cotton is a thicker weave than silk, with greater absorption. Which means it is more likely to draw your luscious serums and creams into its fibres, and away from your face. Not only does that mean your skincare is wasted, it also means cotton is likely to hold onto moisture, oil, dirt, sweat and everything else that can cause breakouts and clog pores. Silk, on the other hand, is moisture-wicking and anti-bacterial. Keeping good oils on your face, and whisking everything else out of the way.

We love cotton for some things. Just not for our pillows. 

Silk pillowcases are a luxurious choice, that are better for you too.

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