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Silk benefits for skin

Silk benefits for skin

Skin conditions are an unpleasant part of life and take many forms. From the itchy redness of eczema and nasty teenage acnethrough to the devastating hair loss of Alopecia. These conditions often can’tbe cured outright so it comes down to alleviating the symptomsof each. Luckily there are steps you can take to minimise the impacts of skin conditions.

The skin condition dermatitis, which is also known as eczema is skin inflammation, which is often itchy, red and crusty causing immense discomfort to sufferers. Irritating the skin affected by dermatitis only worsens the itchy rash like symptoms. For example, over-washing the skin may remove bacteria but it also dries the affected areas out which can inhibit the healing process and allow more bacteria to grow and spread. Silk also doesn’t absorb moisture like other fabrics which can help ease flaky itchy skin which is why it’s great for eczema sufferers and those with irritated skin. A silk pillow slip is gentle and non-irritating to the skin as well as hypoallergenic to lessen the effects of dermatitis.

Acne is a skin condition that many teens and adults alike suffer from. Acne is made up of different kinds of bumps, often known as pimples, including blackheads, whiteheads or cysts and can vary in severity. Acne is caused by hormonal changes so often it can’t be completely cured but there are steps that can be taken to minimise the issue. Friction and scrubbing as well as constant pressure can make acne worse. Every time a person puts their head to the pillow, all three of these things happen especially with a synthetic pillow slip as they are abrasive and drying to the skin. A silk pillow slip allows the skin to glide which eases teenage acne.

Alopecia is an autoimmune disease which causes hair to fall out as the body sees the hair as an invader resulting in spot baldness.  The hair surrounding the bald spot or spots is also affected as it becomes weaker and can fall out if not treated delicately. The friction and tugging of a synthetic pillow slip can make alopecia hair loss worse by further damaging already delicate hairs. A silk pillow slip allows the hair to glide across the surface as you sleep which can help to keep hair loss to a minimum.

All of our silk pillow slips are hypoallergenic and perfect for those suffering from skin conditions.

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