Silk Benefits In The Heat
It's almost summer time here in New Zealand, which means hello humidity, and hello hot sleepless nights.
So while Pohutukawa trees are almost ready to burst into their festive crimson display, what can you do to prevent reddening up at night?
Silk can really help moderate body temperature - great for those of us who might be experiencing peri-menopause, menopause, or just don't like getting hot. (Read: Can silk ease menopause systems?).
Stop the night sweats
Unlike cotton which soaks up body sweat like a towel (and then soggily clings to you for the rest of the night) Mulberry silk's unique fibre does the opposite. Silk's original wicking acts almost like a repellant.
Being completely natural - (ooh, stay away nasty polyester) - Mulberry silk has thermo-regulation qualities - so whatever the temperature is up to, silk naturally adjusts to suit you. And unlike other, more textured fabrics (such as cotton or bamboo) it does not cause friction or abrasion. That's great for your sleep, skin and hair.
Silk is smooth, but not slippery
If you're worried silk might be slippery to sleep on, don't be. That's the experience of satin - another man-made fabric that is prone to this. Whereas silk is not slippery at all. Yes it is smooth, but it also is non-static and completely natural, which complements being next to skin and hair.
And, let's be honest, it's a luxurious and sensual fabric that is just as beautiful to touch as it is too look at.
A little silk in your life can bring a lot of good.