The Best Silk Pillowcase: Why You Shouldn’t Go to Bed Without One
When you lay your head down at night to fall asleep, you expect to wake up refreshed, but you don’t anticipate looking as if you’ve received a blowout and facial mid-slumber. Tousled hair and bedding imprints are side effects of a good night’s sleep. But, simply swapping to a silk pillowcase can help tame frizz and distressed skin while you slumber.
“Silk pillowcases have been proven to pull or stretch the skin less than cotton or linen,” New York City dermatologist Marnie Nussbaum, M.D. previously told Vogue. “Studies have shown an approximate 43% reduction in skin friction during a night’s rest, meaning less irritation and potential fine lines.”
But, before swapping out all of your bedding, it’s worth noting that not all silks are the same. Mulberry silk is both the softest and sturdiest choice, so it can hold up through frequent use and washings (experts recommend laundering pillows once a week). Silks are also graded on a scale, with A being the highest quality—so keep an eye out when picking up something new. Ahead, shop eleven favorite pillowcases from both popular direct-to-consumer labels like Brooklinen and beloved fashion brands like Hill House Home. So go ahead, snuggle yourself into a soft new pillowcase and prepare to wake up as your best self every day.
This mulberry silk pillowcase comes in a range of colors and will help to make your sleep feel all the more restorative.
Direct-to-consumer line Brooklinen’s take on the mulberry silk pillowcase is cool to the touch, and oh so soothing.
Embrace playful floral prints by way of Hill House Home’s sweet mulberry silk pillow. Zip closures mean you won’t have to worry about the pillow falling out every morning.
These washable silk pillowcases are sold in a set of two, so you can dress up your bed easily all at once.
The name gives it all away: this pillow is intended to help you wake up on the right side of the best.
Rest easy with this mulberry pillowcase that’s both breathable and soft to the touch.
Want something unexpected? These clever pillows are silk on one side and linen on the other, so you can flip them for display or sleep.
Famous for their foldable mattresses, Casper also offers a silk pillow case and matching mask, sold together as a relaxation-inducing combination.
This classic pillowcase made of mulberry silk will be a favorite addition to the cozy cocoon you call bed.
For the ease of an Amazon order plus all the benefits of a silk pillow case, Zimasilk is a no-brainer buy.
If you like the look of crisp all-white bedding, this option doesn’t disappoint.