The Top 5 Beauty Benefits of Mulberry Silk

The Top 5 Beauty Benefits of Mulberry Silk

Picture this: It’s bedtime, and you just finished your skincare routine. You climb between soft, oh-so-silken sheets made of mulberry silk and rest your head on a pillow that feels like a cloud against your cheek. While you get your beauty sleep, the mulberry silk shares its benefits to keep you comfortable and nourish your body.

If that sounds like heaven for you, you’ll love to know that mulberry silk is a distinctive kind of silk produced by silkworms, Bombyx mori, that feed on mulberry leaves. As such, this supreme-quality silk has numerous health and beauty benefits.

At SoSilky, we have researched every method of making silk fabric and ultimately discovered the perks of choosing mulberry silk over other materials for bedding, face and sleep masks, and more.

Read on for five of our favorite benefits of mulberry silk for your skin, body, and health.

1. It’s healthy for your skin

Sleeping on a mulberry silk pillowcase is like adding another step to your skincare routine. The fabric has many qualities that can improve your skin’s health:

  • It keeps skin from drying out
  • It doesn’t absorb skincare products
  • It won’t irritate sensitive skin
  • It nourishes your skin with proteins and amino acids

Silkworms, on a diet of mulberry leaves, create silk full of proteins that are good for our skin. A cotton pillowcase can’t compare to the benefits of sleeping on mulberry silk. Making the switch could bring noticeable improvements to your complexion.

Dermatologists use silk garments to clinically treat skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, and acne, which become irritated by harsh, rough textile fibers such as wool and cotton. Silk fibers made into therapeutic garments can also be enhanced to have antibacterial properties and protect against staph infections. Clinical studies have found significant improvement in the wearers’ skin conditions as well as their overall quality of life.

 Keeping your face safe from constant dryness and irritation can help acne heal. Rougher textiles like cotton or synthetic blends can aggravate acne infections, but mulberry silk will provide conditions to soothe your skin.

2. It’s hypoallergenic

Mulberry silk can repel dust mites and tiny organisms that trigger allergies. Dust mites are attracted to water. Some fabrics absorb your body’s moisture, which builds up in your bedding, making it appealing to mites. Silk doesn’t accumulate moisture, which keeps the dust mites away from you.

Harsh chemicals can also exacerbate allergies, but mulberry silk isn’t treated with chemicals like other textiles are. Synthetic fibers like polyester typically need chemicals to soften them and make them comfortable to sleep on, but silk is already incredibly soft without any treatment.

You’ll notice that your sleeping will become sounder and much more comfortable without itching or sniffling due to allergies.

3. It regulates your body temperature.

Other textiles like cotton or wool will trap your body heat under the covers with you. That might be helpful for extreme cold, but in most climates, you will overheat. With nowhere to go, all of your body heat will continue to increase your temperature until you begin to sweat.

When you start sweating, your body is trying to cool itself down. Usually, when you’re out in the open, the sweat will evaporate from your skin and cool you off in the process.

Mulberry silk is breathable and moisture-wicking, so you’ll never worry about waking up sweaty or soaking your sheets every night during the summer. The fabric wicks away the moisture and allows your body to cool itself down naturally.

4. It keeps your hair looking beautiful

Pillowcases made of cotton or other fabrics can be very rough on your hair while you sleep. You toss and turn, and in the meantime, your head is rubbing against the pillow and causing hair breakage. When you wake up, your hair has turned into a bird’s nest overnight. Then you have to spend time untangling it and forcing it back into shape, watching the broken hair build up in your hairbrush.

In contrast, mulberry silk is luxuriously soft. Your hair will slide across it undisturbed. No matter how many times you roll over during the night, your hair will still look smooth and shiny in the morning.

A silk pillowcase is essential if you have curly hair, which tends to lose shape then frizz and get tangled during sleep. You can get beautiful day-two hair from sleeping on mulberry silk. The proteins that comprise silk threads will also keep your hair healthy and shiny.

The silkiness ensures that your hair stays intact and healthy all night long, saving you valuable sleeping-in time in the mornings.

5. It’s cleaner and healthier

Mulberry silk has an incredible moisture-wicking quality. When our bodies overheat and start sweating, the moisture can build up and cause the growth of microbes like bacteria or fungi. However, with mulberry silk, the moisture wicks away and never has a chance to build up.

As with dust mites, mold and bacteria can also be a struggle in more humid climates. Since mulberry silk is excellent at preventing moisture accumulation, it doesn’t allow the bacteria and fungi to have the water they need to grow.

You should still wash your sheets regularly due to oils from your skin, but silk sheets will stay much cleaner and free of microbes than other textiles. Keeping unhealthy bacteria away means that mulberry silk can help prevent irritation of different skin conditions, such as eczema.

Mulberry Silk Products from SoSilky

Our team at SoSilky has spent years studying the fantastic benefits of mulberry silk and how to make the best products to share this fabric’s healthy and luxurious qualities with people like you. We want everyone to experience the comfort of silk, so we’ve used it to create products like pillowcases, scrunchies, face masks, and sleeping masks.

We understand the struggle of dealing with curly hair or allergies that have become exacerbated by rough natural textiles or synthetic materials. Our company’s silk products can help you worry less about damaging your skin or hair while also providing a feeling of luxury and refreshment.

Our fabrics use mulberry silk’s beneficial properties to make it easier for you to care for your skin and hair and sleep comfortably at the same time. Treat yourself, and check out our mulberry silk products today.