You’ve done a lot to establish the best beauty routine – you’ve invested in powerhouse beauty serums, you wash and style your hair less often, and you wouldn’t dare leave makeup on before hitting the sack. But what if what you’re sleeping on could help up your beauty game? Here are three reasons why sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help you do just that:

Better complexion

Silk is woven more tightly and is smoother than other fabrics (like cotton), which means your skin will retain moisture better – such a win if you want to get most out of any expensive night creams you’ve splurged on. The best part is that the more hydrated your skin is, the less noticeable fine lines and wrinkles become. So trading a cotton pillowcase for a silk one can actually lead to better skin? Move over cotton, looks like we have a new fabric of our lives.

Reduced allergies

Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? The thing with most fabrics is that they’re known to house all kinds of allergens like mold, fungus, and dust mites. These can result in everything from allergies and asthma to skin conditions like eczema. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic, and it contains inherent properties that repel environmental allergens, leading to a more restful night’s sleep.

Healthier hair

Cotton is a material that’s meant to absorb moisture, and sleeping on it will zap the moisture right out of your precious locks. Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase can also cause your hair to knot easily, break, and get staticky – leading to a not-so-perfect hair day. Since silk is so smooth, your hair will slide around on it (rather than rub), which equals less damage and more shine. Time to say goodbye to bed-head!

P.S. A fabulous silk pillowcase is included in Month 5 of The Year of Wellness!