Silk Face Mask
Although we didn’t see it coming, the coronavirus pandemic has made wearing a mask now ‘the norm’.
We’re now required to cover our faces in bars, restaurants, shops, and public transport.
Although a mask is an integral part of our daily lives, it doesn’t make it any less comfortable. Both those with sensitive skin and those with normal skin are complaining about the’maskne’.
It makes perfect sense, however. It is possible to get irritated skin by wearing something tight around your face for long periods of time. This can lead to everything from acne to rashes.
Synthetic materials can be harsh on the skin. Constant rubbing can cause micro-tears in the skin. This can lead to dirt and oils getting deeper into the skin. They can be a breeding ground of bacteria and trap moisture from sweat, oils, and your breath. These can block pores, causing whiteheads and blackheads.
All of this, combined with the discomfort of nylon, poly – or worse, biodegradable bog-standard face masks, makes it easy to see why many people are choosing higher quality silk masks .
Truthfully, the beauty and health benefits of silk have been known for centuries. Silk pillowcases and silk pyjamas have been worn for centuries because of the undisputed benefits it has on hair and skin.
All of these benefits are also found in silk face masks, it goes without saying. Here are some reasons to swap your regular face mask for a silk version.
Silk face masks have many benefits
They are gentle on the skin
Silk is gentle and skin-friendly, unlike any other fabric. Silk is well-known for its silky smooth texture and soft touch.
Silk glides on the skin and doesn’t irritate or bind it. Silk is a great choice for people with sensitive skin, or who find maskne to be a problem.
They are antimicrobial
Antimicrobial properties are a natural property of silk. It has antimicrobial properties that allow it to slow down or kill the spread of microorganisms, which can include viruses and bacteria as well as fungi.
This is a very important step in preventing or reducing the chance of developing maskne. It helps keep bacteria at bay and prevents your pores from becoming clogged.
They are hypoallergenic
Sensitive skin is not limited to those with sensitive skin. Some people can be allergic to other fabrics. A silk face mask may be the best choice if you have skin reactions such as eczema flare-ups, skin rashes, or other allergic reactions.
Silk is naturally hypoallergenic, and does not contain any irritating chemicals. Silk is not allergic because the fibers have a sericin residual which naturally repels common allergens like bacteria, dust mites, and mold.
They are breathable
Although this is something we haven’t discussed yet, it is one of the most bothersome aspects of wearing a mask for long periods of times. Masks restrict airflow to the area. It’s easy to feel like you’re being suffocated.
Silk masks are cool and breathable. Silk is extremely lightweight, making it more comfortable to wear and allowing you to breathe freely without retaining any heat.
They are trendy
If you want something, why not make it trendy? We’re not mad at the trend of face coverings. Matching your mask and outfit is like matching your bag and shoes.
This is something we won’t forget to mention, but disposable masks aren’t the height of fashion. They can not only cause skin damage, but they can also ruin well-put together outfits. Silk is fashionable and trendy.
It is elegant and luxurious.
They are affordable
We understand what you are thinking. Silk sounds expensive. Silk is expensive because it’s expensive. Silk face masks are available at very affordable prices.
You don’t have to pay more for a silk mask than you would for a regular high-street cover.
Our sister company Adamley Textiles offers a wide range of 100% silk masks starting at PS9 each. Face masks are made with 100% silk twill and printed with beautiful, unique designs.