How Silk Can Take Your Beauty Routine to the Next Level
If you're like most people, you already have your favorite hygiene and beauty products picked out. You've stocked your bathroom with items that help you care for your skin, eyes, hair, lips, and so on. You're also aware of the fact that this isn't something that appears magically. You have to cultivate it through endless research and experimentation.
Even if you already have your own particular suite of beauty products selected, though, it can be challenging to keep up with the trends. Labels and companies come and go, and your body can stop reacting positively to various products over time. When that happens, it's difficult to sort through the endless offering of cosmetics, new and old alike, in the pursuit of a replacement.
This constant turnover in your beauty routine can be exhausting, and it makes any dependable beauty tool that can remain effective, both now and in the future, particularly valuable. Here are a few of the reasons that you should consider silk as the secret weapon of your beauty regimen, both now and for a long time to come.
One of the fascinating things about silk as a cosmetic agent is the fact that it can address many different needs. That said, silk isn't the same as the endless carousel of different "ingredients" that tend to take up the spotlight in relation to beauty and wellness.
Silk is a textile, and as such it doesn't show up in formulas, serums, mixtures, or tinctures. Instead, it tends to take the form of many different silk accessories for your home. For instance, you can purchase silk robes, pajamas, blouses, scrunchies, masks, and pillowcases - just to name a few items. All of these can help your beauty routine in various ways, some of which are below.
The important thing is understanding that silk is more than an ingredient or a label. You need to embrace it as a tool that complements your other beauty activities. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase or donning silk pajamas are actions that can impact your appearance in multiple ways - even if they don't directly replace a product in your bathroom.
One of the best ways silk can help you up your beauty game is through maintaining moisture in your hair and skin. Silk consists of fibers that are closely packed together and tend to be moisture resistant. This means sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help avoid the loss of moisture and oils during sleep.
As reported via Healthline, dermatologist and medical director of MCacne Yoram Hart claims that "silk pillowcases absorb less of the moisture and dirt and thus may be a better choice for people with acne." The idea behind this phenomenon is the ability of silk to help maintain the skin's natural moisture rather than absorbing or wicking it away.
The health publication also explains that, while there's no official scientific evidence yet, the same may be true for hair. This may be due to silk's frictionless surface, which could help to reduce the damage of sleeping on hair. Those who struggle with dry hair may also be able to help keep their hair moisturized by sleeping on a silk pillowcase.
Living in a modern scientific era is helpful when it comes to identifying allergies. However, managing allergies can be a bit more difficult. Even when it comes to skincare and beauty products, there is an endless string of synthetic ingredients that have to be considered. These can cause anything from a rash or swelling to major health concerns.
For instance, the use of prostaglandin in lash serums has long been a cause of criticism in the cosmetics industry. Natural serums, solutions, and formulas are always preferable. And there are few more natural substances than silk.
In the book "The Healthy Clothes Closet: Ten Principles for a Woman's Wardrobe," New York City dermatologist Neal B. Shultz, MD is quoted stating that "people are very rarely allergic to silk." The publication goes on to explain that the natural substances present in silk tend to "ward off various environmental allergens" such as fungus, mold, and even dust mites. And, of course, if these allergens aren't present, you don't have to deal with their correlating skin conditions.
This makes silk more than just an effective beauty tool. It also makes it an accessible one that all and sundry can use, regardless of their personal allergic considerations.
For this next point, we once again turn to "The Healthy Clothes Closet: Ten Principles for a Woman's Wardrobe," but not in the area of allergens. According to the book, it also turns out that silk is "a natural heat regulator" and can play a key role in helping a woman maintain the correct body temperature.
Part of this comes from the fact that the textile isn't just moisture resistant. It also doesn't conduct static electricity or heat. It's an unsurprising fact, considering silk's solid sheen.
This means that during cold periods of time, heat is retained, helping to keep the occupant of, say, a set of silk pajamas, cool as they sleep. In the same vein, during hot periods of time, silk is able to reject external heat, too.
The effect of this temperature control aspect of silk is more than just comfort. It can also help you avoid excessive sweating. It can even help with menopausal hot flashes. In either case, removing the possibility of drips of sweat lining the face and tampering with your makeup is always a plus.
The modern suite of available beauty products is overwhelming at best. It involves everything from eyeliners to moisturizers, deodorants to shampoos, lipsticks to hair dryers. With so many items available - and an endless number of new labels always popping up - it's hard to find the game changers that can truly transform your beauty regimen.
That's where silk can be the difference-maker. It can help your skin and hair remain silky soft and moisturized. It can regulate body temperature and prevent runny makeup and uncomfortable hot flashes. It's even an allergy-friendly option that can be used without the fear of swelling and irritation. With so much being demanded from the average hygiene and beauty routine, it's wise to stock your shelves, bed, and closets with a dependable beauty item that you can always count on: silk.