Why Celebs Swear By Silk Face Masks

Why Celebs Swear By Silk Face Masks

Now that face masks have become a part of daily life, we’re keeping a close eye on the stylish A-listers that are swearing by a silk face covering whilst out and about (or locked down in our case).

If you’ve been on the hunt for a fashion-friendly option donned by the likes of Gigi Hadid, Priyanka Chopra and even Adele during her appearance on Saturday Night Live - we might just have the perfect option for you.

Put simply, silk has beauty benefits. Just like how sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help with hair growth and prevent sleep-wrinkles, wearing a silk face mask can prevent maskne. The onset of maskne is now a more common skin frustration around the world thanks to the pandemic, but luckily, a few solutions have surfaced to help combat those bumps around the chin. Wearing a silk face mask is one great option. 

That's because silk is known to possess antibacterial and antimicrobial properties inherently as it is naturally hypoallergenic. What’s more, silk is incredibly soft on your skin, and because friction and irritation between cloth and your skin barrier is another leading cause of maskne, opting for a gentle fabric is a no-brainer.

While silk face coverings might be a new thing, caring and nurturing for your skin is not. Looking after your sensitive, dry or acne-prone complexion starts from the outside - and we’re talking the very outside. You might have spotted Jennifer Lopez and Chrissy Teigen at the recent inauguration sporting their silk face masks which is a top bonus for those dry-skinned among us. The fibres in a heavily weighted silk mask (22 momme or higher) absorb less moisture than cotton so it won’t dry out your skin. Meaning the 8 step skincare routine you’ve religiously applied to your face that morning will stay right where it belongs. They are especially beneficial if your skin type is sensitive where certain mask materials (cotton, polyester) can be irritating and lead to spots.

We’ve come a long way in terms of mask options to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. And trust us, you won’t be forgetting our 100% silk face mask when you’re popping to the shop. From its breathable, pleated design to antibacterial mulberry silk, you can protect your community and skin.

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