Ever wish you could go back in time and tell yourself something you now know? Same! We all know wearing a mask keeps everyone around us just a little bit safer from airborne sicknesses. We also know that not all masks are made equally, both in capabilities and comfort and for most of us, the search has been high and low, looking for a better, more comfortable solution.
Synthetic materials can be harsh on the skin and with constant wearing can create micro-tears, leading to dirt and oils penetrating deeper into the skin. This becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, trapping in moisture from sweat, oils and your breath which can clog the pores and lead to whiteheads or blackheads.
With all of this considered; the general discomfort of nylon, polyester – or even worse, bog-standard biodegradable face masks, it’s clear to see why so many of us are opting for a higher quality silk face mask.
Truth be told, we’ve known about the health and beauty benefits of silk for centuries. We’ve been wearing silk pyjamas and sleeping on silk pillowcases for years due to the undeniable advantages it can have on our hair and skin.
The benefits of silk face masks:
- They’re gentle on the skin and a perfect alternative to just about every other fabric on the market
- Natural antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties
- Reusable after a simple warm wash with other delicates
- Nothing quite compares to it in terms of being ‘silky‘ smooth and soft to the touch!
As opposed to rubbing and snagging on the skin, silk glides and is so lightweight and soft that you won’t even notice it on. This makes it a logical choice for anyone with sensitive skin or those who are finding ‘maskne’ (mask-acne) becoming a real problem.
Silk naturally contains antimicrobial properties. This means that it has the ability to kill or slow the spread of microorganisms – which includes anything from bacteria and viruses to fungi. This is pretty important when it comes to preventing or reducing the risk of ‘maskne’, as it helps to keep the bacteria at bay so your pores remain free from clogging.
It’s not all just about sensitive acne-prone skin, some of us can also be reactive in other ways to certain fabrics. If you find that you’re prone to eczema flare ups, skin rashes or any other allergic reactions whilst wearing a face mask – a silk face mask could just be your best option as it's hypoallergenic.