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Here we are again- back on The Hill. After a very long winter break, second semester is off to a quick start. Jumping right back into classes, studying, working, maintaining a social life, and getting up before 10 o’clock can really do a number on your energy levels. Especially in the winter, 7:00 p.m. feels like 11:00 p.m. and all you want to do is curl up in bed for eternity.


I’m drawn to my bed even more now that I started using a… wait for it… silk pillowcase! Crazy, I know. I’ll admit I was a skeptic at first; I thought that sleeping on a silk pillowcase was pointless and would do nothing but make my hair all staticky. But when the stress of finals wreaked havoc on my face last semester (and the Christmas cookies certainly didn’t help), I looked into the magical, hypoallergenic powers of silk. 

Okay, not magic, but it’s been pretty nice. Turns out, silk pillowcases are really good for your skin and hair. It is softer on your hair and doesn’t pull out as many strands as a normal pillowcase normally would and I’ve noticed that my hair doesn’t get as greasy as quickly as it used to. It also helps keep your skin moisturized. If you’re like me and you apply facial moisturizer/ other products to your skin before bed, then you’d be wise to find yourself a silk pillowcase. It absorbs far less moisture than a normal cotton or polyester pillowcase. This leaves more of the product that you put on your face- on your face!


(Added bonus- silk also helps to lower the appearance of wrinkles)

I have noticed a positive appearance in my skin and hair after sleeping on a silk pillowcase for about a month. My skin is more supple and my hair is soft to the touch. I would highly recommend sleeping with silk, and it definitely won’t break the bank. I’m not sure how far I will venture into the silk world, however; I have a fear that I’d slip right off of my bed if I slept with full silk sheets!


The link to my silk pillowcase is posted below. Happy sleeping!


Claire is a Cleveland native in her fourth & final year at Denison University and is excited to continue her role as the Co-President for the Denison chapter! While she studies Spanish and Political Science, she loves to write in her spare time. She wants to emphasize topics that she is passionate about, spread positivity and optimism in the world, and connect with people through her writing. When she isn't writing or studying, you can find Claire spending time with her family and friends, staying active, enjoying the outdoors, or listening to music.
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