Trick or Truth? 5 Myths of Silk's Beauty Benefits
- Silk can cure acne.
Trick! Silk is a naturally hypoallergenic fiber. Its anti-allergens property can help soothe acne-prone skin compared to other materials such as cotton. However, it won’t work to cure acne.
- Sleep on silk can avoid tangles and hair breakage.
This is True! Natural silk fiber is smooth and soft, which reduces the friction between your hair and the pillowcase while you sleep. Therefore, you can wake up refreshed and worry less about tangles and hair breakage.
- Silk’s amino acids will absorb into your skin and improve your skin.
You got tricked again! Silk fiber does contain amino acids. Its molecular structure is close to the collagen fibers of our skin. Therefore, it can help maintain skin’s moisture. However, silk’s protein is too large to be absorbed into the skin.
- Silk can help reduce the formation of wrinkles on your face.
Very true. Silk is less absorbent than cotton. By sleeping on silk, your skin will stay moisturized for a longer time than cotton. Silk fabric’s smoothness also prevents wrinkles and lines created by friction.
- Silk catches on rough parts of skin but satin won’t.
Trick! Natural silk fabric is smooth and glides easily on your skin. However, synthetic satin fabrics made from polyester are slippery and will easily catch on skin that are rough or callused.
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