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Why Silk?

Silkworm cocoonsSo, you may be wondering “Why Silk?” What makes silk bedding better than traditional bedding choices?

Considered among the “finer things in life”, silk is truly a luxury that does not come without its rewards. Technically, silk is an organic protein assembled in nature as a specific sequence of amino acids. Sleeping in silk bed linens has proven to reduce stress and signs of aging. Elle & Alix’ silk fibers allow your body to maintain its optimal natural hydration levels while you sleep. Silk helps heal various skin conditions, like psoriasis and eczema. It has been scientifically proven that silk fibers not only repel bed bugs and dust mites. It also naturally helps reduce airborne allergies as well as asthma when compared to cotton bedding. Soft and breathable, our pure silk bed linens provide natural temperature-regulating properties, keeping you warm and cozy in the winter, yet cool on those hot summer nights. Indulge yourself in Elle & Alix fine silk and sleep like Mother Nature intended us to.

6 Healthy Reasons to Sleep in Silk

1. A Youthful & Glowing Complexion– When you emerge after sleeping in Elle & Alix silk, your skin will be better hydrated than if you had slept in cotton. Silk absorbs up to 40% of its weight in moisture, letting your skin breathe while you sleep. This is a great beauty tip for those suffering from dry skin. Hydrated skin cells show fewer wrinkles and more luminosity.

2. Relief from Skin Irritation– The 18 unique amino acids in Elle & Alix Silk have amazing abilities to help maintain our body’s natural oils. This directly aids dry skin and eczema sufferers immediately. Since silk is composed of long, smooth, natural fibers tightly woven together, it helps decrease skin’s loss of moisture and is far better accepted by our DNA than other natural fibers.

3. Asthma & Allergy Relief– Silk is a naturally evolved and produced fiber coated with silk sericin. Elle & Alix silk repels dust mites while our naturally hypoallergenic quality helps to eliminate allergies and asthma caused by cotton and other spun or synthetic fibers. Because we twist and weave single strands, also known as filaments, Elle & Alix silk is naturally hypoallergenic. Shorter bedding fibers create airborne microbial particles when we shift around in them. These particulates get inhaled when we sleep and cause allergies in millions of people every day.

4. Healthier, More Lustrous Hair– Each individual filament in Elle & Alix bedding is a natural silk protein coated with silk sericin. Mulberry silk has been scientifically proven to aid our hair’s growth by allowing it to maintain its natural hydration and rejuvenate. Unlike cotton, silk is a protein which heals and rejuvenates our DNA. Moreover, silk proteins. And not spun fibers so they glide over our hair making it great for those with hair extensions. Silk also has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and fatigue as well as eliminate wrinkles on our skin. [Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research Vol. 63, April 2004]

5. Relief for Menopausal- Sleepless Nights– Women who suffer from hot flashes during Menopause should sleep in light, breathable silk pajamas or in silk bedding to help turn down the heat. Silk’s natural temperature regulating property gives you the ability to stay warm and cozy in the winter yet cool in the summer and easy to shift around in. It also drapes over your body like liquid, eliminating hot and cool spots at night in your comforter.

6. A Great Night Sleep– Silk, with all its aforementioned benefits, is the fabric that will dress your bed for the sweetest possible slumber. Other bedding can sometimes irritate your skin, bunch up when you sleep, or invite dust mites in will interfere with a good night’s rest.

What are the benefits of sleeping in silk?

  • Silk is naturally hypoallergenic and repels dust mites due to its single-strand filaments
  • Silk’s natural temperature-regulating properties keep you comfortable in every season
  • Silk can absorb up to 40% of its weight in moisture allowing your skin to breathe while you sleep
  • Silk’s 13 amino acids and silk sericin’s unique molecules help our skin reabsorb moisture easing dry skin and eczema
  • Silk’s smooth filaments coated with silk sericin rejuvenate hair by stimulating growth and fighting frizz
  • Silk has been scientifically tested to reduce signs of stress and fatigue and eliminate wrinkles

— Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, Vol. 63, April 2004