Your evening skincare regime may be more important than your morning one. This is because skin cells regenerate at a faster rate during sleep than during the day, thus it is important to pay attention to the finer details come bedtime.
The average person spends 25 years sleeping in their lifetime. That is a lot of time to have your head pressed against your pillows, and yet, most of us don’t give them much consideration. Believe it or not, your current pillowcase may be the cause of multiple skincare and haircare concerns! It only takes 2-3 days for the microorganisms in your pillowcase to grow to harmful levels, and when they penetrate your skin, they clog your pores and contribute to breakouts.
But don’t worry, we now provide high-quality Bamboo pillowcases which will benefit your skin, including by inhibiting the growth of acne-causing bacteria, to create a healthy sleep environment.
WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
This lustrous fabric is regarded as one of the most efficient thermal insulators; its cooling and breathable, which may improve sleep and also makes it naturally antibacterial and antifungal.
Bamboo silk is naturally soft and smooth with a slight sheen. Its lighter texture reduces friction on the skin and is gentle on sensitive skin, including those who suffer from acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It is also hypoallergenic, so it is very unlikely to cause a reaction or inflammation of the skin.
Switching from your cotton pillowcase to one made from bamboo silk also has benefits in terms of hydration, as it enables your hair and skin to retain their natural levels of moisture.
Lastly, bamboo silk is very durable, it washes extremely well and even gets softer with every wash!
Unlike ordinary silk, bamboo silk is a far more sustainable material, that is both vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Bamboo only takes four years until it is ready to harvest, and it can grow on land where other crops cannot. They have an extensive root system that removes the need to replant them, so farming them requires little labour.
Once harvested, the bamboo shoots are crushed into a pulp and their fibres extracted. Natural enzymes are then used on the crushed fibres before they get washed and spun into bamboo silk. It is important to note that some bamboo fabrics are not made from this method, and instead require other chemicals or toxins. So, make sure you know the heritage of your bamboo bedding.
WHY CHOOSE BAMBOO SILK OVER REGULAR SILK?
As mentioned above, regular silk is neither a vegan nor a cruelty-free material. Silk comes from silkworms, which are often boiled alive or pierced to death by a needle to speed up the process of extracting the silk fibres from their cocoon. It takes around 2,500 silkworms to produce just one pound of silk, thus it is a cruel, unsustainable, and inefficient process.
Due to the amount of labour and time required to produce a small amount of silk, it means that silk is far more expensive than bamboo silk, despite providing the same benefits. It is also difficult and more expensive to look after, as silk needs to be professionally cleaned; so, you may find it difficult to wash your silk bedding on a weekly basis, as experts recommend. Finally, silk has a tighter weave, meaning it is less breathable than bamboo fabrics and can cause your pillow to get warm.
WHY REPLACE YOUR EXISTING PILLOWCASE FOR BAMBOO SILK?
IMPROVED OVERALL COMPLEXION
The real secret of bamboo is that it helps you sleep better by wicking extra moisture away from your bed, keeping you cool and comfortable all night long. As a result, your sleep isn’t interrupted from overheating and you actually get a solid eight hours of sleep. Getting the rest you need directly results in a healthier, more youthful-looking you.
Bamboo bedding helps clear up your acne for the same reasons it helps clear up any dry patches of skin you may have. First, the fibres and weave of bamboo sheets are so silky smooth that they soothe irritated skin. Second, it efficiently wicks extra moisture away.
Bamboo’s wicking ability helps your sweat evaporate from your bed, keeping you cool and dry. In contrast, traditional bedding traps all of that sweat under the covers with you, swathing you in a sticky, moist film that attracts dirt and is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. By removing the extra moisture, bamboo completely prevents these common causes of acne.
In addition to its silky, smooth strands, bamboo has another quality that helps keep your skin healthy: its incredible ability to work with your body’s natural cooling processes. Whenever you sweat, your body’s goal is for the moisture on your skin to evaporate and pull away from your body. Bamboo encourages this natural process because it is extraordinarily breathable. Under organic bedding, your sweat evaporates almost instantly and you cool back down to your ideal temperature. As a result, you actually sweat less under bamboo than you would under cotton sheets. Furthermore, if you’re sweating less, your body isn’t using as much water and it’s better able to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.
You may have heard about bamboo Kun, a ferment that can be found in bamboo fabric.
The role of this ferment is all about controlling the growth of bacteria. As scientific as it may sound, the antibacterial function of bamboo pillowcases is very practical: people with acne or skin sensitivities can benefit from bamboo Kun’s antibacterial function the most, as it prevents the pathogenic microflora from growing on the skin.
It is a well-known fact that your scent significantly impacts how attractive other people consider you. So how does bamboo bedding help you smell better – the same way it helps you have healthy, hydrated skin and clears up your acne: it wicks excess moisture away!
FEWER DRY PATCHES
The harsh texture of cotton and similar fabrics can irritate dry, broken skin, after all, rubbing two coarse surfaces against each other causes a lot of friction. However, bamboo’s smooth texture gently glides over your skin, helping it to heal faster.
Consequently, swapping to bamboo silk may even lead to you having fewer dry patches; in fact, these organic sheets can even help eczema and other common skin ailments.
Purchasing a bamboo pillowcase, you can be sure that it will last you for years. To prolong the item’s life, wash it gently and avoid machine drying, favouring airdrying.
As you can see, welcoming bamboo silk into your bed may be the only change you need to make to achieve beautiful skin and hair.
Start off by swapping to our bamboo pillowcase and sleep peacefully knowing that your face is laying on the softest most beneficial fabric it deserves.