How can silk help your skin?

There’s a reason the term ‘beauty sleep’ was coined, and that’s because getting quality sleep and enough of it is a huge factor in your overall appearance, and of course not only that but also how you feel through the day. While sleep is of course primarily important for physical health reasons, why not maximise it to reap some beauty benefits too. 

It’s no secret that using a silk pillowcase has risen in popularity of late, with cult-beauty fans deeming it their new favourite ‘skincare product’. There’s a reason for this, as not only does silk fabric have many benefits for sleep, but for your skin too. 

In this blog post, we explore the various ways that using a silk pillowcase can benefit your skin.

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What you should wear to bed for the best night’s sleep

The average person will spend around 26 years in their life asleep, yet sleeping can still very much be an unspoken topic and an area that the majority of us really don’t know a great deal about. 

But given the importance of sleep it is useful to understand what can affect the quality of your sleep to improve your everyday life and overall health. 

According to the NHS, one in every three adults aren’t getting enough sleep, and this is due to a number of factors including blue light from tech, stress and diet. 

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Why getting 8 hours of sleep a night simply isn’t enough

When it comes to sleep, we’ve been told for many years that the optimal amount of sleep that we need to feel rested is around eight hours, depending on your age, gender, lifestyle and various other factors. However, what we’re not told is that eight hours of sleep may be enough to feel rested, but is it enough to look rested? 

Even when we sleep for a solid eight hours or more, this doesn’t always mean that during this time we have had the best quality of sleep and we can often still wake up looking a little, let’s say, disheveled. What we’re here to discuss, is how to maximise your sleep quantity AND quality so that when you awake you look as fresh as you feel, every single morning.

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Cotton vs Silk – Which is the Better Fabric?

Cotton and silk are two of the most popular fabrics in the world, commonly used for a wide range of clothes, bed sheets and accessories. But, which is the better fabric? They both have pros and cons, from the price tag to durability and health benefits, we examine a number of factors surrounding the two fabrics. Read more to find out the differences between cotton and silk fabrics, so you can choose the right fabric for you for the perfect night’s sleep. 

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Gingerlily’s Luxury Silk Christmas Gift Ideas

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us and so is the rush to find the most fitting gift for your nearest and dearest. But, Christmas doesn’t have to be running around last minute on Christmas Eve and queueing for miles to grab the nearest gifts in sight. At Gingerlily, we are here to make Christmas buying that little bit easier for you in our luxury Christmas gift guide.

From luxurious silk pyjama sets to our hero product; the beauty box silk pillowcase, read on to find some inspiration for the perfect gift this Christmas. 

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