Silk has long been known for its beauty and its lustrous feel on the skin and is the smoothest of all fabrics. It has a lot going for it if we want to feel luxurious and pampered. It has, after all, been the go-to fabric of royalty for a good long time, and its reputation remains as one of the best natural fabrics out there, particularly if you want a fabric that not only feels good but has some other excellent properties as well. Silk indeed has a lot of features that make it ideal for sleepwear, for instance, and you may not even be completely aware of what these properties are – unless you are an expert in the fabric. Here, then, is everything you should know about the real benefits of silk sleepwear.
Best for your skin
Silk is an all-natural fabric, and the process by which it is created is completely gentle and in line with nature. But many would say that silk is the best fabric for your skin because it is made up of natural proteins and about 18 types of amino acids which are truly beneficial to the body. The chemical structure of silk is also quite similar to the chemical structure of our skin, which offers great compatibility. Aside from this, the fabric helps our skin’s metabolism by maintaining the lipid film on the skin’s surface, preventing the ageing of the skin, and promoting the proper circulation of blood. Since there isn’t much friction between your skin and the fabric, your skin can maintain its moisture and remain smooth and supple. Those who have sensitive skin can also benefit from silk because of its all-natural properties.
Since silk is naturally smooth and silky, there really isn’t any friction between the body and the fabric. In fact, it has the lowest friction rate amongst all the different fabrics and fibres available. Silk is ultra delicate and soft on the skin, and it adheres to the curves of the body and doesn’t ‘stick’ to the body like other fabrics. This makes it a really comfortable fabric to wear, especially when we sleep.
The best regulator
The silk found in a high-quality silk PJ set will often have the highest silk volume in the fibre compared to other silk sheets or garments, and this can act as a brilliant regulator of heat and cold. The material can act as a two-way regulator of temperature since it reduces the transfer of heat during the winter and it works even better than wool or cotton, and when it is the summer season, silk can also serve to regulate body temperature and help the body discharge extra heat, which leaves us feeling cooler in the summer as well.
The way it absorbs moisture
The way silk absorbs moisture is special – the protein fibres in silk feature a side-chain amino acid, and this can absorb as well as release the proper amount of moisture into the air. With this, your skin can easily retain a relevant amount of moisture at a normal temperature, and your skin won’t become too dry. When the weather is hot, silk can easily release the heat from your body as well as your sweat, and this, in turn, makes you feel extra cool as well.
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