There is no greater feeling than returning to a bed with new covers, freshly pumped pillows, and a warm comforter after a hard day. What also pushes this feeling to the next stage is the content and consistency of your pillowcase. A basic collection of sheets normally comes with two identical pillowcases, but by deciding to buy the pillowcases individually, you may pick the material that best fits your needs.
The difference pillowcase fabric can make
Talking about silk pillowcase silk has one of the lowest absorption rates of any type of fiber. Its soft, breathable texture pumps oxygen to your skin, while its tightly woven fibers help to protect your skin moisture (and skincare products) from soaking into your pillow.
Silk has the advantage of amino acids. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help maintain the skin safe and smooth while reducing facial wrinkles. Cheaper than the lifting of the mask!
Silk is hypoallergenic (i.e., impossible to cause an allergic reaction) and is perfect for those with delicate skin. Dirt and germs will quickly collect on cotton and polyester pillowcases and cause allergic reactions, whereas silk is the most immune to dust and other allergens.
Since it is made of long, soft, natural fibers that are closely bound together, silk is not abrasive and holds the temperature stable, feeling warm and pleasant in the winter and cool in the humid summer months. As a consequence, individuals with delicate skin are more tolerated than other tissues. When some of my clients, who suffer from rosacea, moved to a silk pillowcase, they confirmed that they had seen a substantial reduction in redness, particularly in the winter when they had the most flare-ups.
Silk is naturally hypoallergenic, which indicates that it is extremely difficult to induce any allergic reactions. This is because silk is free of all possibly irritating added chemicals and includes natural compounds that eliminate a range of environmental allergens (and the associated skin conditions), including dust mites, molds and fungi. It fits well for my baby, who has an allergy to dust mites.
In addition, silk reduces our sensitivity to pollutants and toxic chemicals. Silk is developed from domesticated silkworms which are bred and raised in captivity. They do not have predators to protect from, and they are spoiled all their lives, helping to grow fine silk fiber with little-to-no chemical contamination. On the other side, several fabrics, such as cotton, are made from chemically intensive crops that involve chemicals, herbicides and other chemical treatments before placing them on bed sheets.
Different styles of pillowcase patterns
The housewife is the most common kind of pillowcase. One side is sewn tight, while the other side has a large gap to put the cushion. The pillows match perfectly in this style, and the internal piece of fabric on the open end secures your pillow in the pillowcase. It is the most easily accessible and inexpensive pillowcase on the market.
Oxford pillowcases are a bit more fanciful than the housewife type. They have got a boundary across all the corners, typically around two inches across. A simplified or plainer oxford pillowcase may be used as a main pillow, but many prefer oxford pillowcases as decorative shams for their sheets.
Bag pillowcases are more widely used for hotels and other hotels in the hospitality industry. They have an opening on one side to insert the pillow, but no internal flap to hold the pillow in the bag. Hotels also fold the opening flap under the pillow to protect it. Although still mainly used in hotels, bag pillowcases are becoming more popular on the household market and used in bedding packages.
Forms of pillowcases By Fabric
The pillowcases come in a range of various materials and textures. You may select which fabric to use on the basis of warmth, longevity, ease of care or other considerations. Some of the pillowcase fabrics give unintended advantages, such as appearing to be healthier for your skin. Below are several pros and cons of some of the most common fabrics on the market.
Cotton pillow case
Cotton is a natural, sturdy and comfortable cloth. It is breathable, which ensures that your pillowcase remains cool in the summer and wet in the winter. Many find pure cotton pillowcases comfortable and simple to care for, but comfort still costs more than synthetic fabrics.
You will find cotton pillowcases in all types – regular, queen, king, and body pillow. They often come in multiple colors, but they appear to be solid rather than complex patterns. Any cotton goods appear to wrinkle as well. Although you are having to spend more in advance for cotton pillows, many feel they are going to last long enough to make it worth the money.
Polyester pillow cover
This synthetic fabric is an inexpensive pillowcase choice. It is wrinkle-resistant and lightweight. Some of them are spun to resemble cotton, closely woven into a microfiber, whilst others have a silky texture. But polyester will also run heavy, trap the heat of your body and make you comfortable at night. Bedding researchers also suggest the polyester is more prone to have trouble with pillaging and static sticking. Polyester pillowcases can be found on the market in all basic sizes.
Satin pillowcases are constructed of polyester, but are processed to make them sound like linen. Many enjoy lying on a sleek, comfortable fabric, and some bedding experts claim that satin pillowcases smooth away frizzy hair. It can also help to reduce the production of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead.
Flannel pillow cover
Flannel is soft and comfortable, and a number of people are happily preparing for the cold season to throw flannel sheets on their beds. But the temperature can be too much for some of the sleepers and keep their heads hot at night. If you have long hair, flannel can trigger knots and frizziness. You will need to obey the care directions carefully, otherwise you may ruin the flannel. When deciding the flannel pillowcase to purchase, try a high-quality flannel. It is going to cost more, but a cheaper flannel is going to pill and get destroyed faster.