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Silk Benefits
- Jun 13, 2018 -

Silk is smooth and non-irritating

As Dr Rubel explains, “our skin is a sensory organ”, which means “it constantly monitors what materials come into contact with it and conveys feedback to our brains”. Rough, prickly fabrics that “overly excite the nerve endings” beneath our skin can lead to discomfort in the form of sensitivity and itchiness. Silk, on the other hand, is very smooth, which means our skin has “reduced sensitivity” when it comes into contact with it. This makes it “the perfect fabric for eczema sufferers” and those with sensitive skin, as it won’t exacerbate the issue further.

The smoothness of silk can also provide an anti-ageing benefit to our complexion. How, you ask? Well, have you ever noticed creases or marks on your face and chest when you wake from a deep sleep? This tends to happen when we lie on rough fabrics (think synthetic fibers, wools, and even some cottons that contain small, stiff, woven fibers) which pull at our skin. Silk causes much less friction. As Dr Rubel explains, “From a theoretical point of view, silk could help with preventing wrinkles, as it isn’t pulling on the skin.”