I love the saying 'You have two lives. The first one - and the one that starts when you realise that you know nothing and can never stop learning.'
I am already living the second part of that saying.
Now I have two beauty lives.
The one before silk pillowcases, and the one after.
I don't know what to tell you. I hate the touch of silk. Actually borderline-OCD-cannot-touch-it. I don't hate it as much as cotton wool, *GAGS, SHIVERS* but I hate it. No silk negligees over here. Rock band t-shirts all the way. I'm a cheap Valentine's date... You see where I'm going.
So I avoided the silk pillowcase phase/trend, not because I thought the idea was poop, merely because 'HOW COULD YOU SLEEP ON THAT?'
That was before I was sent one of these Ginger Lily Beauty Box Silk Pillowcases. And it was monogrammed. A lovely big 'CH' in the corner. Now, you can take the girl out of Mississippi, but you can't take the monogrammed-loving-Southerner out of the girl.
I thought: 'Ooh that will be pretty on the bed!' and used it. And now I'm panicking about ever having to sleep on cotton again.*
No more dear reader. No. More. There are lots of reported benefits to using silk, namely less absorption of products (true), less perspiration (true), fewer lines upon waking (really true) and I don't want to necessarily start a stampede, but for me, speaking completely personally, I have not had one of those hideous red, sore cysts in the jaw region ever since I started using this pillowcase. I know. I kid you not.
I wouldn't say that lightly, I understand the desire to do anything possible to prevent breakouts/acne/cystic annoyance, but the 'leftovers' of my increasingly erratic food allergies are swollen, almost burning hot spots in the jaw region that don't come to a head, just linger like a bad smell, then scar. RANDOM. I don't know if this is the reason, or if you will get a similar (wicked) result but it is literally the only thing that I am doing differently. Not. One.
If you suffer from these also - you will understand my new obsession. They are also notorious for preventing 'bed hair', but I wouldn't pay attention to/notice/care about that side of it anyway because SPOTS ARE GONE.
Ginger Lily Beauty Box Silk Pillowcase is normally £39.99 from their site www.gingerlily.co.uk/silk-pillowcases but I don't mind telling you that Handpicked Collection have them on sale for £27.97 here: www.handpickedcollection.com/silk-pillowcase because I already ordered mine. *fist bumps self*
*I recognise this is very much a First World problem.
P.S. - I am mortified to admit that I do not know who sent this to me, please do email me if it was you - and accept my sincere apologies and huge thanks.