How much money and time have you invested in skincare products and treatments over the years? Depending on the price tag and length of use for each, it’s likely worth more than a grocery bill at Whole Foods. Why is it that for many of us, we can easily spend a mint for serums, oils, and facials, and then hesitate when investing in our sleep products, knowing they can have an equally significant effect on the health of our skin and hair?
A quality night’s rest can be the equivalent of a day at the spa, providing you with the rejuvenation you need to wake up with healthy, glowing skin, hence the term “beauty sleep.” While you are sleeping, your skin cells shift into regeneration mode, speeding up the process of rebuilding collagen and repairing damage from UV exposure.
If you are not getting enough (quality) sleep in an optimal environment, your skin will show it with side effects including:
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Red eyes
- Puffy, swollen eyes
- Increased wrinkles/fine lines
- Uneven texture
Your pillow and pillowcase are key components to this optimal sleep environment. Every night your skin unavoidably comes into direct contact with your pillow and bedding for a significant amount of time. So just as you are attentive to the ingredients in the serum you applied to your face, you should also be aware of the materials in your pillow.
Enter Silk & Silver by JUVEA - a pillow with a unique combination of Mulberry Silk, Natural Silver and Talalay Latex that assists in restoring your natural beauty and health. All JUVEA pillows are made using natural latex sustainably harvested from the rubber tree (Hevea Brasiliensis.) The natural latex’s uniquely buoyant properties make it the perfect material for sleep products. For our new Silk & Silver pillow, we took it up a notch and infused the latex with silver fibers, a naturally healing element.
The health benefits of silver include:
- Natural immune system booster
- Can assist in healing wounds and skin conditions
- Helps to prevent and kills virus and common colds
- Naturally hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant
The addition of silver acts as a natural immune system booster helping to regulate body temperature and blood circulation - assisting the body in these processes while you sleep. It can also resist the collection and growth of several types of microbes, including molds, fungi and bacteria - a common occurrence in a product your skin is in contact with night after night. This resistance to microbes can help reduce skin irritations by maintaining optimal hygiene and can also extend the life of the pillow.
To provide a next-level luxurious sleep experience, JUVEA Silk & Silver pillows are topped with a case made from 100% Mulberry Silk - the highest quality silk available for purchase. Sleeping on silk can make you feel like royalty, but similar to Silk & Silver’s counterpart, it also delivers a long list of health and beauty benefits.
The health benefits of silk include:
- Protects your hair
- Less likely to experience acne, wrinkles, and skin irritation
- Naturally hypoallergenic
- Built-in resistance to dust mites, mold, and other allergens
Unlike typical pillowcase fabrics that absorb all of your hair and skin’s natural oils (and possibly all of those expensive moisturizers, serums, and overnight masks) while you sleep, silk’s hydrating properties help you to retain moisture. Silk also eliminates friction on your skin and hair, providing a smooth surface. This helps reduce any creasing on your face leading to premature wrinkles and prevents hair breakage. A natural protein compound found in silk, albumin can also promote cellular regeneration, a.k.a. reduced wrinkles and age spots. To top it off, silk is also naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial.
Insufficient sleep has a direct and significant impact on our health, including the health of our skin and hair. You are likely already spending a large portion of your beauty budget on health and beauty products such as, face creams and serums, hair styling tools, and spa services. All of those products sitting on your bathroom counter won’t have the effect you hoped for, if you’re not getting quality sleep on quality sleep products. An investment in your sleep routine and environment is an investment in your health.