5 Facts About Silk You Probably Don’t Know
Silk is very nature-friendly to our living life. It brings many health and beauty benefits to our lives that other natural or man-made fabrics cannot match.
Fun silk facts
It is protein. Silk carries natural protein structures and is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics.
A temperature changer. It is warm and cosy in winter and comfortably cool when temperatures rise.
Its’ natural temperature-regulating properties give it the ability to cool and warm simultaneously. Silk garments thus outperform other fabrics in both
summer and winter. Worn as a second layer, it warms without being bulky.
Flexible with your skin habitat. Silk is highly absorbent and dries quickly. It can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp.
Silk will absorb perspiration while letting your skin breathe.
Fragile but not easy to break. In spite of its delicate appearance, silk is relatively robust.
Its smooth surface resists soil and odours well.
Strong as hell! While silk abrasion resistance is moderate, it is the strongest natural fibre.
It competes with steel yarn’s intensive strength.
Health and beauty facts
Recent research suggests silk isn’t just practical shorthand for allure and intimacy.
It appears to be associated with healing qualities that range from easing the symptoms of menopause,
to anti-ageing, and, most recently, relieving recurrent thrush.
Silk leaves you with less puffy skin and helps prevent wrinkles that appear over time.
It is smooth and soft and sleeping with it will not pull or crease your skin overnight like other fabric.
Silk is less absorbent than regular fabric. It will not take away your daily moisturising cream or makeup.
Reduce skin irritation
Specific types of silk have antimicrobial properties which don’t irritate eczema and other sensitive skin conditions.
A double-blind clinical trial at the University of Bologna, Italy, concluded that a new range of silk fabric dramatically reduced the itching and redness that can happen to your sensitive skin.
Cool down hot flashes
For women going through menopause, there’s nothing more familiar than the feeling of a sudden hot flash.
That sudden warmth in the face, neck, and chest, are among the most common — and uncomfortable symptoms. They’re caused by fluctuating hormones and by
a lower threshold for heat that occurs as women age. Sleeping in silk pyjamas or sheets can help cool the temperatures
for the 75 to 85 percent of women who suffer from this issue.
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