- Old friends are best. John Selden
Sleep on Satin
You may want to trade in your cotton pillowcase for a satin one.
Face wrinkles/lines in the morning aren't fun, nor attractive
The older we get the less collagen we have, so our skin isn't as elastic as it once was, therefore it doesn't snap back as quickly. You can check your elasticity by pinching the skin on your cheek or even your arm to see how quickly it "snaps back". So if you're in your mid 30's or over, you can start to see facial "sleep lines" when you wake up especially if you sleep on your side or stomach. You can even CAUSE permanent wrinkling of your skin, aging yourself unnecessarily. To completely eradicate these lines try, first, sleeping on your back. If you just can't seem to get comfortable that way or stay asleep on your back without flipping over at some point in the middle of the night, then you need a satin pillowcase. The satin allows your face to "slide around" on the pillow and therefore will not cause sleep lines, or at the least, very little sleep lines. Either way, it's a win win situation and you will definitely "save face" in the morning.
As a makeup artist I can always tell if my clients sleep on their sides and can tell them which side they sleep on
They are amazed, it's not a parlor trick, it's actually pretty easy. How can I tell? By the condition of their eyelashes. If you sleep on your side, say your left side, then the eyelashes on your left eye will be bent or crushed, especially the outer corner of your lashes. To start to un-train your lashes and get the crook out, again, try switching to sleeping on your back for best results. Or just go get yourself a satin pillowcase. Same scenario here, your face will slide around on the pillow and the satin is softer on the lashes.
Don't like washing your hair everyday?
Maybe it's on the drier side or perhaps you like to cut your get ready time in half at least every other day. However, your hair is a big mess in the morning after going to bed with it looking fab. Using a satin pillowcase will be gentler on your hair and won't cause bends or kinks, because like your face, it will slide around the pillow, so you'll wake up with your do still looking great and in place. It's actually healthier for your hair too, why? See below.
Nothing will zap the moisture and natural oils out of your hair faster than a cotton pillowcase
Cotton absorbs water/moisture. Think how a cotton towel dries you off when you get out of the shower. Perhaps this is why we generally tend to wake up with frizzy untamed hair? Using a satin pillowcase will allow your hair to retain it's moisture and look and feel much better in the morning and will stop hair breakage.