No matter what you’re opinion of the Kardashian’s, with their access to some of the worlds top skincare experts, no one can deny they know a thing or two about beauty.
So when super hot, mum of three Kourtney Kardashian let slip that the secret to her youthful skin is sleeping on a satin pillow, it only cemented what I already knew… my fresh white linen pillowcases (the ones I love so much) could be ruining my looks! Insert ‘hysterically crying’ emoji here.
‘I always sleep with a satin pillowcase and I have done for like 20 years.’ Kourtney Kardashian told Cosmopolitan Magazine. ‘…It’s better for your skin and hair.’
And according to the professional she’s not wrong. The high-sheen fabric of a satin or silk pillowcase can do wonders for both our hair and skin, working their magic while we’re sleeping. Their secret? A smooth, silky surface that is significantly easier on our skin, improving elasticity and maintaining hydration, unlike its moisture zapping cousin cotton. Which means all those expensive face creams stay on your face and don’t just rub off onto the pillow.
Of course Kourtney didn’t just rave about the benefits for our skin, it’s also good for one’s hair, preventing static and breakage, and even helping your blow dry last much, much longer!
The Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase With Copper Oxide £50.00 by Illuminage goes one step further by embedding it’s satin pillowcase fibres with the mineral copper oxide. Hailed by beauty experts as the latest ‘wonder ingredient’, copper oxide helps to boost collagen and elastin, keeping your skin strong as it ages and encouraging the production of hyaluronic acid, for a youthful, plumping effect. What’s more, not just one but four independent clinical trials saw ‘significant improvement of skin appearance and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines’ within four weeks where women slept on the pillowcase every night. Pretty impressive stuff right.
Not sure about copper oxide or simply not loving the colour? Don’t worry you can still give your skin a boost by switching to a simple silk or satin pillowcase such as this naturally hypoallergenic and breathable Gingerlily Beauty Box Silk Standard Pillowcase £39 or this John Lewis Silk Oxford Pillowcase in Ivory £40 .
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