Beauty Benefits of Silk

  • Do Silk Pillowcases Prevent Wrinkles?

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    For a long time, silk has been mostly known as a plush bedding material reserved for those interested in enhancing the aesthetic appearance of their bedroom. However, bedding materials such as silk pillowcases offer a number of unique benefits that stretch well beyond simply making your bed look a little nicer.
    Silk pillowcases help protect your skin

    You may have heard that silk bedding is somehow good for your skin, but this might leave you asking the question, "Do silk pillowcases prevent wrinkles in a measurable way?" The answer to this question is a resounding yes. Let's take a look at how sleeping on silk can help your skin and hair:

    Silk will keep your face moisturized
    A key element of preventing wrinkles and skin damage is to keep your face properly moisturized. The smooth, tightly woven nature of a high quality silk pillowcase naturally seals moisture into your skin, unlike cotton pillowcases, which instead try to absorb much of the moisture in your face.

    Silk contains natural proteins that fight skin aging
    Protein plays an important role in maintaining your skin’s health. Many people's skin is deprived of the right amount of protein throughout the day, and especially while they sleep. Silk naturally contains several proteins made up of 18 essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein) that enhance the quality of the skin.

    It is easier to sleep on silk pillowcases
    Lack of sleep can have an effect on your entire body, including your face. In fact, one of the biggest causes of skin imperfections like dark circles and wrinkles is lack of sleep. Coarse pillowcases made out of materials like cotton can contribute to sleeping difficulties as it rubs against your body and irritates the skin; silk, on the other hand, does not interfere with your sleep at all as it glides and drapes around your body. This is especially beneficial for people with sensitive skin.

    How else do silk pillowcases help?
    Now that you know the answer to the question, "Do silk pillowcases prevent wrinkles?" Let's look at other ways that silk can enhance your sleeping experience:

    Silk is much better for your hair
    Your face isn't the only part of your head that benefits from silk pillowcases. Due to its smoothness, silk allows your hair to glide gently over the pillowcase as you sleep, so instead of causing a cluster of knots and tangles, your hair is left relatively untouched.

    Silk pillowcases are hypoallergenic and fight allergens
    Millions of people across the globe suffer from some sort of allergies. Some of the biggest culprits for disconcerting allergic reactions are right in your bed. Most bedding materials actually support the existence of these allergens by locking them in. Silk, on the other hand, fights dust, fungus, mold, mites and more as you sleep. What's more, silk pillowcases get this done without the help of harsh chemicals that can be allergens themselves.

    What are you sleeping on?
    Do silk pillowcases prevent wrinkles? Do silk pillowcases make it easier to sleep? Do silk pillowcases look and feel great? The answer to all of these questions is yes. To learn more about the benefits of silk pillowcases for wrinkles and the overall benefits of silk bedding, browse our collection of wonderful silk pillowcases and bedding sets.

  • Are you getting enough?

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    Did you know we spend around a third of our lives in bed? Getting a good night's sleep is essential for our well being. When we sleep our cells regenerate and our body and mind rest. How we sleep (or don't) affects our mood, memory, health, cognition and appearance. Studies have shown that lack of sleep contributes to weight gain, lack of general immunity to colds and flu, as well as our ability to problem solve and process information.

    We all look and feel our best after a good night's sleep, hence the term "beauty sleep." When you sleep on silk you can amp up the beauty benefits because silk is known for it's beauty enhancing properties. The ladies of Manito have noticed how our skin and hair feels smoother after sleeping on silk pillowcases and we are more rested and less 'puffy' when we wear our silk eye masks. You will notice it too!

    We know that when we get the sleep we need, everyone benefits. We've all experienced the impact not sleeping properly can have on both ourselves and our loved ones. It's not fun! We might feel irritable, cranky, exhausted, easily frustrated and unable to attend properly to our daily tasks and duties. That's why getting a good night's sleep is of the upmost importance for all of us and investing in quality bedding is one of the best purchases you will ever make. You and your loved ones will certainly appreciate it.

    At Manito, we take sleeping very seriously. That's why we have designed our silk bedding and sleepwear to help you experience the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. If you have any questions or want to share your silky sleep experiences, please leave us a comment in the box below. Until next time:

    Sleep Well, Sleep Silky.

  • 3 Great Reasons to Choose A Silk Pillowcase

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    Not sure if Silk Pillowcases are right for you?  Here are three amazing reasons to sleep on Manito Luxury Silk Pillowcases.

    1: Silk is good for skin.
    We spend an average of 8 hours a day with our head on a pillow so the material we choose for our pillowcases is an important decision.  The smooth surface of silk discourages 'face creases', assisting with the prevention of wrinkles and fine lines forming on the face. The PH level of silk is the same as human skin and the amino acids present in silk help to keep skin looking and feeling young, healthy & beautiful.  Also, while silk does have moisture wicking properties they are much less than cotton, which means it wicks away less of skin's natural moisture and the creams we use at bedtime, leaving skin more hydrated.

    2: Silk is good for hair
    The majority of us are side sleepers and use cotton pillowcases.  But the coarse texture of cotton can cause hair to break, tangle, matt, and frizz during sleep. Unlike cotton, a silk pillowcase is made of luxuriously smooth fibers. This means that sleeping on a silk pillowcase causes no mechanical irritation to hair. More importantly, silk fibers have a very similar structure with that of human hair, containing 97% amino acids and 3% waxy and fat fibers. This helps reduce hair damage, such as split ends. Sleeping on silk also helps blow-dries, extensions & up-does last longer which means fewer visits to the salon, less money spent, and less time spent styling our hair.

    3: Silk is hypo-allergenic & chemical-free
    Among the many wonderful silk pillowcase benefits is its chemical-free composition. Manito's 100% mulberry silk is produced in a controlled environment with no chemical exposure. While cotton pillowcases are often produced from chemically treated crops, the silkworms that produce Manito silk are fed with mulberry leaves that have no exposure to chemicals.  And Manito's dyeing process is also 100% chemical-free.  This means that during the night you will not be inhaling any synthetic or harmful chemicals that might lead to insomnia, allergies or other health problems related to toxic exposure.

    We hope you have enjoyed learning about some of the benefits of sleeping on silk pillowcases. Since we're sure you can't wait to try them for yourself, please click here to browse our selection! Until we meet again,

    Sleep well, Sleep silky.

  • 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 http://www.twitter.com/manitosilk or ask us on Facebook. http://facebook.com/manitosilk

    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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