Why use a silk eye mask for sleeping? 5 silk sleep mask benefits

Mulberry silk eye mask for sleep

 

Getting good quality sleep is an essential factor affecting our overall physical and mental wellbeing, however we all know how difficult it can be to achieve a deep and restful night's sleep. If you are someone who struggles to get to sleep but you aren't sure if a silk eye mask is for you, then keep reading!

Using an eye mask can be a game-changer for the quality of your sleep, and using a silk eye mask has even more benefits than a regular eye mask!

In this blog we will go through the key benefits of using a silk eye mask for sleep and why a silk eye mask is one of our must-have bedtime essentials to help us fall asleep faster and get better quality sleep, whilst also providing a range of natural skincare benefits.

1. Better quality sleep

Using a silk eye mask will help to block out the light so that you can enjoy a deeper and more restful sleep. If you are a light sleeper or very sensitive to light, regular use of a silk eye mask will help you to achieve a deeper night's sleep each night by reducing your exposure to light throughout the night. This is especially important if your bedroom tends to have light streaming in during different points of the evening, which can lead to disrupted sleep.

Not only is it a more affordable option compared to blackout blinds, but it is also the perfect travel accessory that you can take wherever you go! This is especially useful for helping you to get to sleep on long-haul flights and journeys.

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2. Hydrated skin 

Using a silk eye mask has many benefits for skin as well as your sleep. Mulberry silk is significantly less absorbent than other materials such as cotton. This means that silk eye masks absorb less moisture from your skin whilst you wear it overnight, which in turn helps to keep your skin hydrated.

Not only will it keep your skin naturally hydrated, but if you use any overnight eye creams or face creams, using a silk sleep mask will also help to keep them on your skin rather than absorbed into your pillowcase!

 

3. No creases on your skin

Another benefit of using a silk eye mask for skin is that silk is anti-crease. Silk creates less friction against your skin compared to other materials like cotton. It is estimated that mulberry silk has up to 30% less friction compared to cotton, which helps to reduce creases forming on your skin overnight (which in turn also helps to prevent wrinkles forming!). Therefore, using a silk eye mask for sleep will also give you natural overnight skincare!

4. Suitable for all skin types

Mulberry silk is a 100% natural material which is also naturally hypoallergenic, which means that silk can be used for all skin types including sensitive skin.

At The Silk Collection, we only use 100% mulberry silk which has been OEKO-TEK certified. This means that our silk is guaranteed to be free from toxic chemicals and dyes that may be harmful for skin and the environment. 

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5. Temperature-regulating

Mulberry silk is a natural, breathable fabric and also has heat-regulating properties which means it will help to keep your skin temperature regulated throughout the night. This is especially useful during the warmer summer months to help keep your face cool during the summer nights. 

6. Ultimate comfort

At The Silk Collection, our pure silk eye masks are made from the highest grade 100% mulberry silk with a luxury thickness of 22 momme (30% higher than the standard 19 momme silk sold in many retail stores). This means that our silk sleep mask has a luxurious feel and is extremely soft against your skin.

On top of that, our silk eye masks are lightly padded with a 100% silk filling, which makes it even more comfortable for all night wear.  

As you can see, a mulberry silk eye mask is a bedtime essential and makes the perfect gift for anyone who struggles to get to sleep at night. Not only does it add a little bit of luxury to your sleep routine, but it also has a wide range of benefits for your skin and quality of sleep.

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