Beauty Benefits of Silk

  • Why Sleep on Silk?

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    Everyone knows that silk is a luxurious fabric that looks fabulous, but why would we choose it for our bedding over other fabrics? We wanted to provide you with some of the benefits of sleeping on silk, of which there are many.

    Firstly, silk is all natural and hypo-allergenic which makes it suitable for people with allergies to down and feathers, or who just want to know that they are having the healthiest sleep possible. Since we spend so much of our time in bed, it is important to ensure that we are not being exposed to any toxins as we slumber. The skin is the body's largest organ so whatever is directly touching our skin is of upmost importance. Our Manito silk is not chemically processed or dyed so you can rest assured that you will be having a clean and healthy sleep.

    On the topic of skin, it has been known for centuries that sleeping on silk helps to keep our facial skin young and beautiful. Silk has similar amino acids to both hair and skin and lends it's wonderful properties to both. In regards to skin, silk can help our favourite night cream to work even better by allowing for better absorption of the product. The smooth texture of silk means less lines, creases and crinkles when we wake up in the morning. Over time, these crinkles will become wrinkles so sleeping on silk pillowcases each night will help to keep your facial skin supple & youthful. With hair, silk is so gentle that it will not pull hairs out from your head at night when you sleep. It also helps to retain moisture for your locks & will assist in keeping the shape of an up-do or blow-dry for longer. Many hairdressers recommend silk pillowcases to their clients.

    Another wonderful quality of silk is that it repels mites, bed-bugs, mould and mildew. Silk is a wonderful mix of delicate and strong at the same time. The fabric feels so lightweight and soft yet it is comparable to steel in tensile strength. This means it will last for a long time when properly cared for and may even require less frequent laundering than other fabrics because of it's natural repellant qualities.

    Lastly, silk regulates body temperature so it will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Many of our clients use the same bedding year round and report that it is suitable for all weathers, without having to have multiple duvets or blankets to accommodate each season. Also, of course silk feels wonderful to the touch and most people can never go back to other fabrics after sleeping on it.

    Here at Manito, we pride ourselves on our wonderful fine mulberry silk and go to great lengths to ensure that you are receiving the highest quality with your bedding and sleepwear. We love to talk about silk so if you have any more questions, please leave them in the comment box below, send us a tweet or ask us on Facebook.

    We love to hear from you and are happy to help you have the best sleep possible.

    Sleep Well, Sleep Silky.

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  • Why a Charmeuse Silk Pillowcase is Perfect for Sensitive Skin

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    Why a Charmeuse Silk Pillowcase is Perfect for Sensitive Skin

    Are you considering purchasing a new pillowcase for your bedding, but worry that new fabrics may irritate your sensitive skin? Instead of worrying about the “what ifs”, consider purchasing a charmeuse silk pillowcase instead. This silk pillowcase is guaranteed not to bother sensitive skin, and come with a wide range of other great benefits for your skin’s overall health.

    1. Silk is Naturally Occurring

    Unlike many man-made or synthetic fabrics used in bedding today, silk is a naturally occurring material.  Silk naturally occurs from the cocoons of silkworms, and is woven into the fabric we know today. This means that in your charmeuse silk pillowcase, there are no synthetic materials or artificial additions to the fabric. Simply put, the synthetic materials or chemicals that can irritate your sensitive skin do not exist within silk. Your silk pillowcase will not pull, rub, or stick to your delicate facial skin. Instead, our signature charmeuse weave finish will glide easily over your skin, no matter what position you’re sleeping in.

    2. Silk is Breathable

    Silk is an extremely breathable fabric, unlike many other synthetic and natural fabrics. Instead of trapping air within the fabric of the pillow and pillowcase, a charmeuse silk pillowcase will allow air to move in and out of the fabrics while you sleep. This means that new oxygen is passing by your skin throughout the night, letting your skin breathe and feel refreshed. Fabrics without this quality not only keep stale air within the pillow itself, but do not let fresh air in. Continue Reading

  • The Best Silk Pillowcases for Hair and Skin

    The Best Silk Pillowcase for your Hair and Skin

    A silk pillowcase for hair and skin is a must if you truly want to take full advantage of your beauty sleep. Whether you want to enhance your youthful appearance, or protect your hair from breakage, you will love the benefits of a silk pillowcase.

    Silken Hair

    Silk is a luxurious, hypoallergenic fabric that allows your hair and skin to slip gently across the pillowcase as you sleep. Only a silk pillowcase will to keep your hair tangle free, contributing to a better night's sleep and gorgeous hair. A silk pillowcase for hair care is a must if you want to protect your hair from unwanted friction while you are sleeping. Whenever you shift position while sleeping, your hair will slip easily over your silk pillowcase, which will keep it from tangling and breaking throughout the night.

    If you have hair extensions, or just recently had your hair straightened, sleeping on a silk pillowcase will help to extend the life of your hairstyle. And if have a special hair style for your wonderful weekend getaway, simply take your silk pillowcase along with you, and your hairstyle will stay beautiful all weekend long.

    When you wake up refreshed, your silk pillowcase will ensure that your hair looks that way too.

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    The health and beauty benefits of sleep are well known. While we sleep, our skin produces new cells at twice the rate than our waking hours. When we awake, our skin is truly rejuvenated. Unfortunately, if you don't use a silk pillowcase, it might not show on your face.

    When we sleep, our skin can crease. And as we age our skin loses the ability to bounce back as quickly to erase those lines due to a reduction in collagen. A silk pillowcase can prevent and soften out creases, and contribute to healthier skin while we sleep.

    Unlike cotton, which does not allow your body to slip around while you are sleeping, silk does not pull at the most delicate skin around the eyes on your face, or on your neck. The ability to glide across the silk means that there is less wear and tear on your skin, and no crease marks to worry about in the morning. In other words, a silk pillowcase just might contribute to wrinkle-free skin.

    Silk also helps to keep your skin hydrated throughout the night because a silk pillowcase does not absorb moisture. Cotton pillowcases, on the other hand, do absorb moisture and your expensive skin products, like facial ointments and creams. A silk pillowcase does not disturb your skin or absorb your skin products, allowing them to do their job while you sleep.

    Want to learn more about sleeping on the best silk pillowcases for your skin and hair? Contact Manito today – we’d love to chat about the amazing properties of our silk.

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