The health benefits of silk sheets
Silk is a hypoallergenic product and great for fighting acne as bacteria cannot grow on silk. Sufferers of asthma and other allergies may also experience reduced symptoms due to silk’s hypoallergenic qualities.
What are the beauty benefits of silk sheets?
The key benefits are preventing split ends as silk doesn’t pull at the roots of the hair whilst sleeping, while also being amazing at prolonging the life of your blow-dry. Silk is hydrating as it doesn’t draw moisture away from the skin like cotton does and sleeping on silk prevents sleep creases - those nasty lines you wake up with after a night on your cotton pillow.
The long-term benefits of silk sheets?
Silk is long lasting and incredibly durable; however it doesn’t like any nasty chemicals or harsh washing powder. If cared for correctly, it can last a lifetime.
What you should look for if you’re shopping for silk products
Look for those labelled momme, the higher the momme the better the quality of the silk, and the longevity of the product. Momme is used to measure density of silk fabrics and provide an understanding of the quality. The average weight for silk ranges from 12 momme to 25; 25 being the highest quality. Most of the world’s silk originates from China, the world’s largest brands source high quality silk from Asia - this is where silk has grown for thousands of years.
Ready to shop? Below, we've rounded up some of the best silk sheets on the market right now.
Shop now at Silk Only
Your best night of sleep is just a 22 momme four-piece silk quilt cover set away. Equipped with matching silk pillow cases, your dream bedroom set up has arrived.
Shop now at Lilysilk
Juxtaposing a soft and delicate silk fabric with an edgy marble print is something you didn't know you needed. Made from 19 momme chareuse silk - meaning it has added luster and shine on the patterned side of the duvet cover. Slip into this marble-print sheet by Lilysilk if you're after something a bit different.
Shop now at Adairs
Uber-luxe and fit for a queen, this silk set comes at a royal price but is worth it. Made from 100 percent mulberry silk, it's machine washable at 40ºC and you can even put a cool iron over it meaning it will stay looking like new. Each set contains one fitted sheet, one flat sheet and two pillowcases.
Shop now at Amazon
In a dreamy pink hue, this silk sheet by THXSILK includes a fitted sheet and a flat sheet. Made from mulberry silk making it breathable and hypoallergenic - perfect for those who are allergic to synthetic fibres. Further, at 19 momme, you can toss it in the washing machine without worrying about it fading or shrinking.
Shop now at Lilysilk
This 25 momme luxury silk sheet set is made from 100 per cent Grade A Mulberry silk. Soft, smooth and light, these sheets gently drape over your body, it's like sleeping on a cloud. Available in six colours - from heavenly to moody - and with the ability to mix and match items to create your dream sheet set.
Shop now at Temple & Webster
This luxurious number is OEKO-TEX certified and made with 100 percent A grade 20 momme mulbery silk. Choose from four classic shades - black, grey, navy and white - to fit any bedroom aesthetic you're going for.
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