Here’s What Sleeping on a Blissy Silk Pillowcase Taught Me About My Beauty Routine

Sleep lines. Bedhead. Oil stains all over my pillowcase from expensive skincare. Yeah, I thought these things were normal too. Until I started sleeping on silk.

Am I fancy? I wouldn’t say so. But I do care about my skin and hair, and have admittedly fallen into a rut with both (more on that below). So, when I had the chance to swap out my cotton cases for Blissy 100 percent-pure mulberry silk, I jumped.

I was familiar with the brand of silk essentials (they not only have pillowcases, but sleep masks, scrunchies, face masks and more) because they already have a pretty massive following—over 30,000 five-star reviews, to be exact—and have made sleeping on silk cool again. (Flash back to my hot pink satin bedspread from middle school.) Turns out, I learned exactly three crucial things about my current sleep routine in the process. Here, my Blissy schooling in three parts.

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1. Good hair doesn’t require heat

I recently chopped off a lot of my hair. I’m talking like six inches. I wanted a style where I could just wake up and go (downstairs to my computer) with a little product here, a comb there. Overall, something low maintenance. But with this new cut, I unfortunately bypassed that into a territory that was even more maintenance. I was waking up every morning with hair that looked like what I can only describe as one of the skater kids’ from Brink (90’s Disney kids, you know what I’m talking about).

So, I would dry it, attack it with a flatiron or crisp it with a curling wand. My once super healthy strands were suffering. Fast forward to a few nights after sleeping on Blissy, and my hair (and, IDK, life?) are forever changed. Seriously. Last night, I went to bed with 75 percent air-dried hair. This morning, I woke up and raked a pea-sized drop of finishing cream through the ends, sprayed a little dry shampoo at my roots, and I walked downstairs. Just like that.

Bedhead isn’t just something you have to accept—it’s the result of rough cotton and other damaging fabrics. Silk, on the other hand, is frictionless, so you’re less likely to wake up with tangles and frizz. I noticed that my hair was as smooth as if I had blow-dried it the night before, and where I normally had weird cowlicks, I didn’t anymore. My hair was actually being its best self—a relief, because I genuinely do like my natural hair for who it is (missed you, girl).

2. Reinstating moisture at night is, in fact, possible

My skin concerns? Dryness and inflammation, exacerbated by the strong sun and lack of humidity in my climate bubble, also known as Colorado. And while most skincare enthusiasts insist that nighttime is the time to replenish I wasn’t so sure, because how could your skin comfortably drink its refreshing skincare mocktail when it’s competing with your pillowcase for every sip? I’d wake up with dry, irritated cheeks and nothing to show for my efforts, aside from a greasy spot exactly where my face (and face oil) had been. So, I’d layer up in the mornings instead—cue the skincare pilling and major T-zone reflection on Zoom meetings.

But you know what I did this morning? I skipped my heavy cream. I used just a few drops of my favorite hydrating serum, followed by a dollop of SPF...and I’m still hydrated. That’s because over the last several nights, I’ve gone all-in on my most nourishing skincare products because silk absorbs less moisture than cotton. It’s also worth mentioning that the 100 percent pure mulberry silk Blissy uses for their pillowcases is hypoallergenic and Oeko-Tex® certified, meaning it’s eco-friendly, non-toxic and great for anyone who is sensitive to allergens. Can you say that about your current pillowcase?

3. Not all rest is beauty rest

I don’t have to tell you that a good pillow makes all the difference when it comes to falling and staying asleep, but did you know the pillowcase makes a difference too? Because Blissy pillowcases fight against allergens, offer better temperature regulation and are incredibly soft and smooth, they’re pretty transformative when it comes to your sleep experience. Think: Sleeping in a roadside motel vs a five-star resort.

The quality of rest is heightened when you sleep on silk, and Blissy’s premium mulberry silk is enough to make you want to leave a chocolate on your own pillow. From personal experience: I’ve been waking up less in the middle of the night with a stuffy nose and the extreme coziness I feel when I lay my head down has helped me drift off more quickly. I know this because I don’t remember falling asleep when I use my Blissy versus nights in the past where I feel like I would lie awake forever. When I go to bed, I love seeing the pretty case (Blissy comes in tons of colors, from shades of pink to silvers to blues and even tie dye), and when I wake up, it’s genuinely easier to get out of bed because my sleep was a higher quality. We all know what that means for my under-eyes (buh bye).

To sum it all up, I’m pretty mad that I’d been *sleeping* on silk pillowcases this whole time, metaphorically speaking. It was time I moved into the literal, and now that I’m here, I don’t see myself going back.

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Director, Branded Content

Cristina Polchinski is a director of branded content at Gallery Media Group. She produces sponsored content campaigns across all verticals and platforms, in addition to...