Silk underwear or silk anything, really is a tiny luxury, but it has tremendous benefits. The soft, powerful substance is not only beneficial to a silkworm’s pupal stage, but it also has a positive impact on women’s health. Silk can help treat menopausal hot flashes, prevent the effects of aging, and relieve some skin conditions when spun into sheets, silk pajamas, and scarves. Continue reading to learn why silk may be the other fabric in our life.
- A Cool Place to Go If You’re Suffering From Hot Flashes
Hot flashes, or sudden feelings of warmth in the face, neck, and chest, are one of the most prevalent and unpleasant menopause symptoms. Hot flashes are caused by fluctuating hormones and a reduced heat tolerance that occurs as women age. It is recommended sleeping in light, permeable silk pajamas or on cold silk sheets to help cut down the heat for the 75 to 85 percent of women who suffer from this women’s health concern.
- A Vibrant and Young-Looking Skin Tone
The densely woven and smooth strands of silk help to keep moisture close to the skin. Your face will be more hydrated when you wake up after sleeping on a silk pillowcase than if you slept on cotton. For anyone with dry, flaky skin, this is wonderful cosmetic advice.
- Irritation Relief for the Skin
The antibacterial properties of a specific silk fabric have been the subject of numerous studies. Antimicrobial medications maintain skin clear and irritation-free by preventing sericin and other proteins or bacteria from exacerbating eczema and other skin conditions. According to one study, patients with eczema who used silk improved better than those who used cotton.
- An Antidote to Allergies
Silk is free of potentially irritating additional chemicals and contains natural components that protect against numerous environmental allergens, such as dust mites, mildew, and fungus.
- Hair that is shiny and healthy
“Silky smooth” is more than a phrase. According to experts, the rich fabric can help keep your hair soft, moisturized, and tangle-free. Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase causes hair to bunch, twist, and become staticky, according to studies.
- A Restful Night’s Sleep
According to the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Sleep Disorders Research, 30 to 40% of Americans suffer sleep disorders. Experts believe that in some of these cases, bedding is at least partially to blame. Sheets that hurt your skin, bunch up, or allow dust mites into your bed will prevent you from getting a decent night’s sleep. Silk is the fabric that will clothe your bed for the nicest possible slumber, with all of its aforementioned benefits. There are also really excellent studies showing that what we term ‘sleep wrinkles’ originate on the side of your face on which you sleep.