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Is your Pillowcase affecting your Skin?


When it comes to skincare, we often focus on cleansers, moisturisers and serums but there is another factor which is overlooked that has an impact on your skin health: your pillowcase. The fabric your face rests on each night – that’s approximately one third of your life – plays a significant role in the condition of your skin.


Your pillowcase may look clean, but your pillow can harbour bacteria, sweat, drool, oils, hair products, make up and more. Just think about it. Whatever is on your face and hair gets directly transferred over to your pillowcase.  Studies have found that unwashed pillowcases have several thousand times more bacteria than a toilet seat!i Over time, this buildup can contribute to acne breakouts and skin irritations, especially for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. 

Even if you have a freshly cleaned pillowcase after the first night you are exposing your skin to everything on your pillowcase. This continues night after night, transferring back onto your skin resulting in clogged pores causing acne-prone skin to break out. 


The Power of Silver 

Silver has long been revered for its antimicrobial properties. Dating back to ancient civilisations, silver has been used for its ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms. In recent years, this remarkable property has been harnessed in various industries, including healthcare, textiles and now even bedding. Silver is clinically proven to prevent inflammation by naturally soothing the skin and silver’s healing properties are increasingly recognised and recommended by dermatologists. 

Now for the techy bit! Our silver pillowcases are woven with threads that contain pure silver which releases positively charged ions when they encounter moisture (such as sweat and saliva). These ions penetrate the cell walls of bacteria and disrupt their metabolic processes, killing the bacteria and preventing further growth. As a result, silver pillowcases offer a natural and durable solution for keeping bedding clean and hygienic. 

Benefits of Silver for Skin Health: 

  1. Reduced Bacterial Growth: silver pillowcases antimicrobial properties inhibit the growth of bacteria on your pillowcase helping to reduce the risk of acne breakouts, soothe broken and irritated skin and can help ease the itchiness of eczema
  2. Hypoallergenic: silver reduces allergens like dust mites, proving a more comfortable allergy-free sleep, reducing redness, puffiness, and blemishes while sleeping
  3. Improved Hygiene: silver’s antimicrobial properties means your pillowcase stays fresher and cleaner for longer, even between washes. This minimises the transfer of bacteria and oils onto your skin promoting overall skin health, which means you can enjoy a clean surface night after night
  4. Temperature Regulation: silver helps with temperature regulation, keeping you cool in summer and warm in the winter resulting in a more comfortable night’s sleep
  5. Fresher for Longer: by inhibiting the growth of bacteria this means your pillowcase can stay fresher for longer, reducing the need for frequent washing and maintaining a pleasant sleeping environment 


The Luxurious Comfort of Supima Cotton  

Supima cotton stands out as a symbol of luxury, comfort and quality. Supima cotton produces a fabric with exceptional softness, durability and a luxurious feel which makes this the perfect choice for your bedding. Supima cotton is a premium variety of cotton, and the cotton fibres are 35% longer than regular cotton. It is  this which contributes to the fabric’s exceptional strength, durability, and luxurious feel.  

Benefits of Supima Cotton: 

  1. Exceptional Softness: supima cotton is renowned for its luxurious feel and exceptional softness, thanks to its extra-long staple fibres. This makes Supima cotton pillowcases incredibly comfortable against the skin
  2. Durability: thanks to the longer fibres Supima cotton is exceptionally durable and resistant to pilling and tearing. This means you can enjoy the softness and comfort of Supima cotton pillowcase wash after wash
  3. Breathability: in addition to its luxurious feel, Supima cotton is also highly breathable, allowing air to circulate freely through the fabric. This helps regulate your body temperature, keeping you comfortable
  4. Hypoallergenic: the natural properties of Supima cotton along with its purity and lack of chemical treatments minimise the risk of skin irritation, making it an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies 


Silver & Supima: the Perfect Pairing 

SilverGuard’s pillowcases are the perfect combination of the antimicrobial properties of silver and the comfort of Supima cotton offering a luxurious solution that’s as beneficial as it is indulgent. Whether you are seeking to promote skin health, elevate your sleep or simply indulge in the finest fabric, our silver and Supima cotton pillowcases deliver an unmatched sleeping experience. 


Tips for using SilverGuard’s Silver Pillowcases 

  • Pair with a skincare routing: while silver pillowcases can help maintain a clean sleeping surface, they are most effective when combined with a good skincare routine tailored to your skin type and sensitivities
  • Wash Regularly: it is still important to still wash silver pillowcases regularly to remove oils and other impurities. Be sure to follow the care instructions



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