Happy Monday! I’m exploring Asheville today with my whole family, yes, even my lil’sis! I think the plan is to do a nice 4-5 mile hike along the Appalachian Trail and then visit some hot springs to unwind and reward ourselves for the hike. Can all Mondays be like this?! Please! I’ll have a full travel guide on our trip to Asheville up next Monday, so make sure you check back here then to read all about it!
Waking up in a hotel room this morning though I am definitely missing something…my Slip Silk Pillowcase! I’ve been sleeping with my Slip Silk Pillowcase for the past few weeks now and I LOVE it. I didn’t think I’d notice a difference, I mean a pillowcase is a pillowcase right? Wrong! Sleeping on silk is as luxurious of an experience as it sounds, and it’s good for your skin. There’s a lot of different silk pillowcases out there on the market, but the Slip Silk Pillowcase has amazing reviews and gained international praise. Before I go on, please pardon how wrinkled my pillowcase is, I thought about steaming it, but was too nervous to try that and potentially ruin the silk so for now it’s just going to stay wrinkled until I find the time to iron it.
If you’re wondering what’s all the hype surrounding silk pillowcases, well, let me fill you in! I think people mainly make the switch to silk to prevent wrinkles on their face and neck, but there are some other added benefits to silk. The same reason why silk helps prevent wrinkles is also why it helps prevent hair breakage/damage. I’ve noticed that when I wake up my hair is less frizzy if I’d gone to bed with wet hair. For those with problem skin, like yours truly, silk leaps and bounds better for your skin. Cotton or really any other fabric pillowcase is going to hold in all that bacteria and your dead skin cells that rub off when you sleep. Silk on the other hand is so smooth that there isn’t really any place for all that bad stuff to get trapped.
The Slip Silk Pillowcase costs $79.99 (queen size) or $99.99 (king size) and it comes in a variety of colors (even black/navy if your guy wants to join in on the silky benefits, but still feel masculine). I opted for the pink and love the color! I was worried that my acne creams would discolor the pink, but it doesn’t seem like that is the case. Yay!
Care: obviously this pillowcase requires a bit more TLC when it comes to cleaning, so if you’re not up for that then maybe you want to stick with cotton. If you’re willing to spend a little more time in exchange for a lot more benefits though, then here is how I care for my pillowcase:
I wash my pillowcase every 5 days, it’s important to do so if you have problem skin (like me) because dead skin cells and bacteria build up on your pillowcase (less so for the silk, but still to some extent). If you don’t have problem skin then maybe washing it every week or so would be fine. I hand wash mine because I don’t really want to shell out another $80 on a new pillowcase anytime soon. I clean my bathroom sink first before filling it up with warm water (NOT hot), then I use a small amount of Woolite detergent to suds up the water, gently wash my pillowcase, rinse it thoroughly, and then let it air dry. If you wash it before early afternoon then it should dry before bed so you’ll be all set!
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Just ordered 2 queen size Slip silk pillowcases. Can’t wait to receive them!!
Hi Poppop! That’s great, you’ll have to let me know what you think! What color did you get?
Love my silk pillowcase! the benefits of silk are life-changing! Would love to see you review the Barenaturals touch silk pillowcase http://www.barenaturals.com they are an amazing UK silk pillowcase brand!
Hi Darcey! Thank you for checking out my corner of the internet! I will have to check out those silk pillow cases, I’m always looking for new products to test! Thank you!