The relationship between the luxury martial of silk, and the natural wonder that is the human skin, has been one of thorough debate. Even after 6,000 years in use, wearers still wonder: does silk really offer any true benefit to beauty?
Our original range of highly popular contoured sleep masks were designed to protect your eyelashes, but their silky counterparts are here to save your skin.
So here’s the million-pound question: why silk?
It’s important to remember that a sleep mask will essentially be in contact with the most important area of your skin, that of the eyes and face, for between 6 and 8 hours each night. And when we sleep, our skin forms what are known as ‘crush wrinkles’, which are the result of friction between typically rougher materials, such as cotton bedsheets, and our skin. As silk is an incredibly smooth fabric however, this friction is significantly reduced around the face, and in turn, will prevent unwanted wrinkles from waking up with you.
Silk has also been clinically proven to keep the moisture in your skin where it belongs - in your skin! Although you might assume that your house is secure during your sleep, the real robbers are your cotton bedsheets; which will absorb the valuable moisture in your skin like a sponge. Silk on the other hand is far less porous, so you can sleep easy knowing that you’ll arise in the morning looking and feeling hydrated.
Another little-known benefit of silk is that its fibres are inherently amazing at regulating temperature. The fact that silk doesn’t absorb moisture means that it doesn’t garner heat. Keeping the temperature under the mask at a constant will result in quality, undisturbed rest night after night. And as an added bonus, silk sleep masks are far less likely to collect dirt and grease; which in turn will see their quality and cleanliness kept for far longer.
With all these incredible beauty benefits on offer, it’s no wonder that silk sleep masks are 2020’s must-have item! And with this level of research behind each of their products, the whole world is excited to see what SMUG will do next!
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