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Satin vs. Silk Pillowcases: What Difference Does It Make On Skin And Hair?

Believe it or not, the quality of your pillowcase affects more than just your sleep. We know that when it comes to getting a good night’s rest, material makes all the difference, but upgrading your pillowcase has also been shown to influence the condition of your hair and skin as well. A case that’s too thick and absorbent can lock in sweat, oil, and bacteria, transferring it back onto your face and causing breakouts; a case that’s too rough will creates friction that can damage your strands. So, both silk or satin pillowcases are your best bet. But what’s the difference, and which is best for your needs? Scroll on to learn more.

Satin vs. silk pillowcases: What’s the difference?

What exactly is silk?

Silk is natural protein fiber harvested by silkworms. These worms build elaborate cocoons out of the fine silk threads produced in their saliva, and it’s from those same threads that silk is created. Producers will expose these cocoons to the sun to kill the larvae before spinning the fibers into yarn.

What exactly is satin?