There is always something new in the world of skin care and the battle against aging skin. Recently, the most trendy product has been the silk pillowcase, popping up all over the internet claiming it works wonders for your wrinkles and skin. Having fallen victim to unnecessary products that don’t actually help, we couldn’t help but be a little skeptical.
Although soft and beautiful, silk pillowcases can come with a hefty price tag and before making a big investment, we’re going to break down if changing your pillowcase to silk can make a difference in your skin.
The Silk Pillowcase Claim
In recent months, beauty gurus have been hailing the silk pillowcase as the fountain of youth and an easy adjustment to your routine that can provide serious results if you’re trying to fight wrinkles.
The promise behind silk pillowcases is that it will help your skin look and feel younger by providing a softer, less harsh place to rest your face. They seem to believe that your cotton pillowcase is the cause of early signs of aging because of how harsh it can feel on the face as you move in your sleep. They believe using silk allows your face to glide across the pillow with less pulling and therefore, fewer wrinkles.
The science behind the claims of using a silk pillowcase can be difficult to back up. Unlike skincare products with scientific evidence that they reverse wrinkles, there is very little information or literature from legitimate sources on the benefits of splurging on a silk pillowcase to fight wrinkles.
While experts believe that there isn’t any real harm to switching pillows to silk, they also don’t believe there is any benefit that can even come close to using a comprehensive anti-aging skincare routine. In fact, most doctors say your hard earned money is much better spent on quality products than unproven frills like silk pillowcases.
When it comes to your skin, you need to trust your gut and do what feels best for you. Despite not having scientific evidence to back up the claims of a silk pillowcase, if you find that your skin is improving after the switch, there is no harm in continuing to use it.
If you’re on a tight budget, stick to splurging on products vs. fads like the silk pillow. Skincare experts agree that regardless if you jump on this trend or not, a pillowcase will never be a suitable replacement for a peptide-rich skincare routine that will nourish and heal your skin directly on contact.