When it got cold, the first sign of my skin drying out is what I like to call "crinkle face." That's when I wake up in the morning and my face is crisscrossed with adorable red lines from the fabric of the pillow. It only happens when my skin is dehydrated (something I work diligently to combat!) but it's winter, and a girl can only do so much.
Now, they go away after about a half an hour, but if you have a mother you may have heard the expression "if you put your face like that it might stay that way" and you know the fear. Just how much damage is my pillow doing to my face?
Of course, there is a solution for this. That solution is a silk pillowcase, oft lauded for it's gentleness on hair, and also on skin.
Some of the claims made by the manufacturers of this luxury item:
This anti-aging, anti-sleep crease, anti-bed head pillowcase by slip for beauty sleep is like an eight-hour beauty treatment every night. Crafted from pure silk inside and out as recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, hairdressers and beauty experts alike, this pillowcase elevates beauty sleep to a whole new level.
We spend a third of our lives in bed, so what you sleep on is important. Silk fibers are significantly less absorbent than many other fibers, so they help keep your skin’s moisture and expensive face and hair products where they belong—on your face and hair, not your pillow. Ordinary pillowcases can cause hair to pull and tangle throughout the night, leading to bed head in the morning and potentially damaging hair. Slipsilk can help reduce friction, too, which also aids in reducing stretching and tugging on delicate facial skin.
Ugggh, right? This sounds amazing. But $89 for a pillowcase? Woof. So I decided to cheap out. I found a silk pillowcase on Overstock and Amazon for a fraction of the price. I ordered them. I unwrapped them. I touched them. I recoiled in disgust. I sent them back. I wont even bother linking to them here because I hate being mean. I decided for the sake of science and debunking and also Black Friday sales that I was just going to cave and buy the name brand one that I kept seeing in all the fancy department stores (Nordstrom, Saks, **and on and on...)
It came in this adorable box. Being the sucker for packaging that I am I shot the unboxing. I took it out. It felt really good. Noticeably better than the other, cheaper options. I left for a second and came back to find a dog on it. We've been fighting over it ever since... There's a reason Princess Fenway's coat is so soft, and it's not because he passes up on silk.
Anyways, I've been sleeping on it for the last week and not once have I gotten a face crease. My hair is also not staticky, something I truly appreciate as a newbie to winter (you don't know what you don't know!) and my blowout has lasted me longer than I want to print on the internet. Yes, it's more than a week. Yes, I plan to wash my hair soon.
So if you haven't written to Santa yet, or you just subscribe to the treat yo self manifesto, or if you are looking for the perfect gift for Fenway, or ahhhh. Listen, I hate myself for loving this $90 pillowcase so much. Like, who am I? The queen of Sheba? My entire linen sheet set costs about as much this one pillowcase. But if you calculate the cost per use, and you compare it to a jar of skincare that gets used up, you can quite possibly justify the insanity of this.
SHHHH, let me believe this..
**They stock different colors, so if you don't see the one you want click both links...