Bedhead and wrinkles got you down? Not so keen on sharing that “I woke up like this selfie”? Your pillowcase (if not satin) is part of the problem. It’s time to toss out the cotton guy and replace him with the latter. Wanna know why? Keep reading…
You can have all the Botox in the world and use every possible age-defying, wrinkle zapping product on the market but you cannot escape the mark of the pillow! Unlike most wrinkles “sleep wrinkles” are not caused by muscle movement, therefore these cannot be prevented/treated with Botox. The only way to prevent these is to make sure to sleep on your back, ya right! I’m still trying to master this one, once you’re knocked out there’s no controlling where and how your face will be planted, unless of course, you strap yourself in, mmm, not an option!
Not only is the positioning of your face an issue, but your standard cotton pillowcase is known to cause hair breakage and split ends due to friction and because of its absorbent properties sucks up all the moisture out of your hair and your skin, yes, that expensive night cream, gone, along with your skin’s natural moisture! All soaked up by your wonderful pillowcase!! No moisture = wrinkly dehydrated skin.
Being made of polyester material, satin doesn’t absorb moisture the way natural fibers, like cotton does and the silky soft feel of the satin pillowcase helps reduce friction, therefore reducing wrinkles and crease marks created from sleep.
Satin is not only good for aesthetic reasons but is also Hypoallergenic and is often recommended by plastic surgeons after facial surgery and Oncologists during chemotherapy and radiotherapy due to the skin becoming very sensitive.
Is silk just as good?… Well, no!… Here’s why
Firstly, farming silk is cruel and in order to make just one pillowcase, thousands of silkworms will need to die. Gasp! Ain’t nobody got time for cruelty to animals, especially for aesthetic pleasure!
And secondly, although silk may reduce friction due to its texture, it is a natural fiber and will therefore do just the same as cotton and suck up all the moisture from your hair and skin.
After finding out these facts! I just had to invest in one of these babies!!! After all, we spend almost a third of our lives sleeping, so why not use this time to pamper your hair and skin.
On my quest for longevity and the perfect satin pillowcase, I came across the most divine little local business, Dear Deer and I feel like I may finally get the beauty sleep I’ve been after.
My experience from start to finish was great! The ordering process was easy and they don’t charge delivery fees for orders within the RSA with no minimum spend required. Love!
I placed my order quite easily online on the 18th of April and received my delivery just 7 days later on the 24th of April. They ask that you allow 3 to 7 days for delivery.
I found a few other places on my google search before settling on Dear Deer but honestly, other providers didn’t catch my attention and after delivery costs worked out to be more expensive.
Also, Dear Deer felt personal and I love the ethos around the brand.
The story behind the brand:
After losing her mom to cancer, founder Chelle Lovat, started Dear Deer as a small weekend project to raise funds for various charities close to her heart. This was her way of giving back whilst honoring the memory of her mom.
She is very much into supporting small local businesses and empowering women/communities. All the ladies who help make, press and pack the product share the same philosophy by passing on their success to help others, from employing single moms to helping families educate their children and even furthering their own education to follow their own passions. Love!
The Dear Deer motto is:
LOOK GOOD – FEEL GOOD…
“While my customers are enjoying their “Sweet Dear Deer Dreams”, they can also rest up knowing they are supporting a brand that supports those helping to make this world a better place.”
My final verdict:
It’s a no-brainer!!! Everyone should have a satin pillowcase!
I have been using mine for just over a week now and I can confirm that my hair and skin are definitely reaping the rewards.
Go get yourself a satin pillowcase from Dear Deer! They come in a variety of different colors and sizes. You will not be disappointed!
Also at the time of writing this, I have been informed that they have just released a brand spanking new coffee colour! You heard it here first 😉
P.S. This is not a sponsored post. Just sharing the love x