5 Silk Pillowcases That Won’t F*ck Up Your Skin and Hair

By now you likely have your skin and haircare routines down to a T. From your favorite cleansers to serums, and maybe even retinoids to shampoos, hair masks, and everything in between—you know what you like and what you don’t. But, here’s a newsflash: your bedding can be majorly screwing with your hair and your skin.

Cotton pillowcases are menaces, TBH. They can cause unwanted frizz and major breakage to your strands. And your skin? I’m talking dullness and dryness…not to mention those creases on your cheeks that you wake up with after a fitful night of sleep.

But, that’s where silk pillowcases come into the picture. Unlike cotton or linen covers, silk pillowcases can reduce friction when it comes to your mane—so think fewer split ends, zero static, and no flyaways. As for your skin, silk doesn’t draw out moisture and won’t leave your skin feeling extra dry in the am. But the most best thing about them is that they can actually help slow down the development of wrinkles. How? They’re so smooth that they won’t pull at your face throughout the night. (Your precious face glides on silk, but tugs onto cotton).

In other words, silk pillowcases give the term ‘beauty sleep’ a whole new meaning, and it’s time to add one, or several, to your bed STAT. Not sure where to start? Don’t stress. Ahead, shop the best silk pillowcases that won’t f*ck up your skin and hair.

Slip Silk Pillowcase

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Slip’s silk pillowcase is arguably the most popular of the bunch. Nearly every IG influencer has posed with the brand’s iconic bedding staple (or its viral sleep mask), and that’s because it actually works. This one is made of pure silk and designed to visibly improve the appearance of fine lines, skin texture, hydration, and radiance. Plus, you can see results after two nights of sleeping with it. Win!

Shop It: Slip Silk Pillowcase, $89, Sephora

Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

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This mulberry silk pillowcases is all about reducing friction— AKA no tugging at the strands that you’ve spent growing out the past year. It’s also cool to the touch, so if you’re hot sleeper you won’t spend all night tossing and turning trying to find the cooler side of the pillow. This celestial print one is just one of the pattern options you can pick. Not your vibe? There six other colors and patterns to choose from.

Shop It: Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, $69, Brooklinen

Kitsch Satin Pillowcase

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As the most affordable pillowcase of the bunch, this piece by Kitsch still give you the same benefits as the expensive cases. Think less hair breakage, less frizz, hydrated skin, and fewer facial creases. (Because who has time for premature wrinkles!?)

Shop It: Satin Pillowcase, $19, Kitsch

Blissy Silk Pillocase

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Looking for a more sustainable option to channel your best ‘green’ life? Well, here’s the pillowcase for you. Blissy’s mulberry silk pillowcase has a cult following for good reasons. It’s hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, and non-toxic. Plus, it has endless skin and hair benefits.

Shop It: 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, $67.46, Blissy

Lunya’s Washable Silk Pillowcase

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Lunya has expanded its Washable Silk line from viral pajamas to cool, soft pillowcases. This one is 100% machine washable, adjusts to your body temperature throughout the night, and helps minimize frizz, static, and flyaways on your hair. Plus, if you’re really feeling it, you can get the full bedding line made of the same fabric.

Shop It: Washable Silk Good in Bed Pillowcase, $78, Lunya

 

Finally, An Alarm Clock That Won’t Make You Feel Like Sh*t In The Morning

We all know the feeling—we wake up to our alarm blaring, startling us out of sleep. On top of that we feel groggy, have lines on our faces, and definitely some drool on our pillow. It’s not a good look, and an even worse way to wake up. But I’m here to tell you that there’s a way to wake up feeling refreshed and in a way that feels like you did it on your own without an obnoxious iPhone sound on repeat. Say hello to the JALL Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock from Amazon.

I know what you’re thinking. “How can an alarm clock not be annoying?” Well, for starters, it replicates the effect of a natural sunrise. You can set it to start shining a light that brightens gradually 30 minutes before the alarm sound goes off, so you can pretend to be waking up with “nature.” Another bonus? It doesn’t use traditional sounds that like horns, sirens, or old-school clocks, which are super stressful IMO. You can choose different sound methods for waking up, like an FM radio setting that scans through stations, or natural sounds like ocean waves, birds chirping, streams…you know. Relaxing sh*t. As for the lighting, if you’re not into the classic sun yellow, you can swap the colors for blue, indigo, purple, red, orange, or green. Plus, the brightness is totally adjustable.

If you’re one of those people that rise early without an alarm clock, first of all we’re jealous. But second of all, you can use this light/clock combo for so much more than your morning wake up call. It can work as a reading light for all you bookworms out there, a bedside lamp, or a night light if chilling in the dark truly isn’t your thing. At night, the lamp can also replicate a sunset to help you wind down. We know we could use the help after scrolling TikTok for hours…and hearing so many trending sounds that can cause literal nightmares.

All this is great, of course, but what about the most important thing—the snooze button? Yes, it comes with one, but it’s not your standard option. If you press the snooze button, you only get nine minutes of extra sleep before the real alarm actually starts. This thing really wants you to get the f*ck up and not feel like crap while doing so.

Listen, we get it, sleep is precious. But it’s not always easy to reach cloud nine with so many other factors keeping us busy and on high-alert all of the time. The last thing any of us want is to miss a morning Zoom call, hit snooze one too many times, or just feel like overall sh*t by the time work starts. So, if you’re not getting the best sleep of your life right now, why not try and start with this popular sunrise alarm clock? Get yours for under $40 at Amazon today.

 

JALL Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock, $32.88, Amazon

3 Genius Products That Solve Your Most Pressing Adulting Problems

Being an adult is hard. I know, hot take. I’m convinced that there are certain mysteries that no matter how old you get, will never be solved. Things like “how do I lose socks when I do my own laundry” and “what happens to all my Tupperware lids” and “how on God’s green earth do I fold a fitted sheet???” Luckily, this is 2018, and there’s a random gadget or start-up to solve almost every problem we have. I’ve scoured the internet for the most genius inventions to make your life easier. I’m starting with the bedroom because that’s where I spend the most time, and because figuring out how to fold a fitted sheet literally keeps me up at night. Here’s what I found:

Primary Goods Bedding

Probably the bane of my mom’s existence (other than the fact that I work for a company called Betches) is how I never made my bed in high school. I know, I was just so “cool” and “rebellious”. IDK, it’s just annoying, okay? Thankfully, this new company called Primary Goods has invented these kinda genius bedding sets that basically make themselves so you don’t have to make your bed ever again. If you’ve ever gotten annoyed by how your top sheet doesn’t stay in line perfectly with your duvet, then you’ll love how the duvet cover and the top sheet snap together so they don’t separate in the middle of the night. This also makes making your bed easier since you just snap the top sheet to the duvet and then throw them both over your bed at the same time. So no more wrestling with the flat sheet, climbing on top of your bed and trying to tuck it under your mattress and then realizing how not strong you are, and then doing it all over again with your duvet cover. Nope. You can do it in one go. Personally, I feel like the whole point of having a top sheet is BECAUSE it is separate from your comforter, but then again I only use a top sheet when it’s like 98 degrees and too hot to sleep underneath a real blanket. But it easily unsnaps from the duvet cover so it’s like, NBD. Regardless, I did like how the design of the duvet cover made inserting my duvet a lot easier, which is truly a blessing. Also, their fitted sheets really stay put and all their bedding is RIDICULOUSLY comfy.

QuickZip Fitted Sheets

If you’ve ever struggled with folding a fitted sheet (ALL OF US, DON’T EVEN LIE) then holy shit did I find the product for you. It took me a lot of Googling, but I found something. QuickZip fitted sheets are two-part fitted sheets (I know, say fitted sheet again) that have essentially solved this age-old problem. There are two parts to the sheet, a bottom and a top, and they’re separated by a zipper. The bottom part fits around the perimeter of the bed, and it’s basically like a ring. The top part is more or less a rectangle that zips on to it. So basically you have a flat top part that folds easily, and the bottom part that stays put around the bed. This means no more sheets popping off the bed in the middle of the night, and more importantly, no more Youtubing videos on how to fold a fitted sheet. Holy shit, my life is changed. What will I do with all this extra time now? Maybe I’ll start a vlog.

Sock+its

Okay so remember when I implored the universe what happens to all my socks when I wash them?? How do I do MY OWN LAUNDRY with an even number of socks and end up with at least 3 missing ones on any given week? Are they hiding with the Tupperware lids? Are they being transformed into dryer lint? Only God knows. Well, I found this thing called Sock+its that’s basically a sock keeper. You attach your socks into it, throw the whole thing in the laundry and the dryer, and it keeps your little sock couples together for you. No more mismatched socks, unless of course, you’re into that look. What a miracle!

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