Rest your pretty little head on the 5 pillowcases you didn’t know you needed

The term “beauty sleep” is kind of misleading. Because it’s not like getting eight hours of sleep means you’ll wake up looking like Gigi—it just means you won’t wake up looking like a red-eyed zombie. Unless you have a magical silk pillowcase, that is.

These soft, simple pillow covers have the ability to help heal your most daunting beauty issues overnight. It’s our daily dream: hiding under the covers from our problems and waking up with them solved.

Now, you’ve probably heard of the benefits of silk pillowcases before. But if you’re like us, you haven’t realized that there’s a specific version on the market that targets your own particular beauty blunder. Ahead, the five pillowcases made to tend to all your skin and hair needs. From preventing the signs of aging to playing a critical role in your lazy-girl lifestyle, these upgraded bedroom necessities will make getting your beauty sleep a more promising thing.


best pillowcases for skin and hair
The pillowcase that prevents wrinkles
Instead of burying your face into your unforgiving, cotton pillowcase, opt for a 100% pure silk option that’s softer, smoother and gentler on your skin. Silk pillowcases are recommended by dermatologists as they’re proven to help minimize wrinkles. Try Spasilk’s version, which is natural and hypoallergenic, therefore ideal for those with sensitive skin.

Spasilk 100% Pure Silk Facial Beauty Pillowcase ($20, amazon.ca)


The pillowcase that keeps skin and hair hydrated
When the cold winter winds have gotten the best of your skin, stay hydrated with a silk pillowcase that’s designed to keep your face hydrated. Slip’s pillowcases are cut from luxurious mulberry silk and have been specifically crafted to reduce friction while you sleep in efforts to protect your skin.

Slip Embroidered Silk Queen Pillowcase ($80, net-a-porter.com)


best pillowcases for skin and hair
The pillowcase that help soothe eczema and rosacea
For those with eczema or rosacea, investing in a special silk pillowcase can help soothe your red, itchy and irritable skin conditions. Slumber Slumber offers pillowcases made from 100% mulberry silk. What’s special about them is that they resist dust mites, fungi, and mould—which are common triggers for allergic reactions — making them great options for those with certain skin sensitivities. Furthermore, they help your skin maintain its natural moisture to not irritate it by drying it out.

Slumber Slumber Natural 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase ($44, allersafe.co.uk)


best pillowcases for skin and hair
The pillowcase for blemish-prone peeps
This is really gross, but researchers say your pillowcase can be as dirty as a toilet seat. And to avoid sleeping on such a germy, pimple-triggering pillowcase, they advise you to wash it every 2-3 days — but who has time for that? If you have blemish-prone skin, Nüfabrx’s silk pillowcases are the way to go. They’re hypoallergenic and are infused with acne-fighting essential oils such as wintergreen, lavender, and tea tree oil. And yes, these ingredients will remain entrenched in the fibres of the pillowcases after each and every wash, to keep your skin healthy, hydrated and blemish free.

Nüfabrx Pillowcase For Blemish-Prone Skin ($34, nufabrx.com)


best pillowcases for skin and hair
The pillowcase for the girl who washes her hair at night
Not a morning person and prefer to wash your hair at night? Avoid waking up for work with that awkward bed head look by investing in Beautyzzz’s Natural Silk Pillowcase. This trusty bed necessity maintains the moisture in your hair as not to dry it out, and is soft enough to not cause dents, frizz, and kinks in your mane. Have curly hair? The silk pillowcase will help keep each and every tendril silky smooth and in tact.

Beautyzzz Natural Silk Pillowcase ($47, beauty.com)