It is already common and popular to pay attention to what we apply on our faces, what cosmetics we use, and even what is composition of clothes we buy. But have you ever asked yourself what touches your face for a third of your life when you sleep?
Natural fabrics improve the rest time
The skin is the largest organ in the body. So, it is important to protect and nurture it on a daily basis. From morning to evening and throughout all night. Skin care, hygiene, rejuvenating and whitening products are important, but we also have to pay attention to what bedding we choose for our skin.
Redness, swelling, rash, itching of the skin are often associated with malnutrition, stress, cheap cosmetics. But cheap home textiles can be another reason for this. Allergic contact dermatitis can also develop from daily contact with a poor-quality bathrobe, bedding or towel. Finally, damaged skin risks becoming a "gateway" for other pathogens to enter the body. And this already poses a severe risk to imbalance the whole body's immune system. So, what to choose to prevent this from happening?
There are just a few good choices for sleep
The range of natural fabrics is really wide: from merino wool to viscose, from cashmere to leather. However, when looking at bedding textiles, the choice is a bit narrower. Especially when considering what kind of textile would suit a baby crib as well.
As if at a resort, the body and skin will rest surrounded by silk, natural cotton or linen. Bedding of these fabrics is the most royal gift for your sleep. First of all, because all three are permeable to moisture and allow the skin to breathe. Both linen and cotton are also off-season choices - they keep you cool in summer and have a pleasant warmth in winter.
These fabrics repel mould and other dirt, thus awarding us (especially when it’s linen) with another valuable property as it also is antibacterial. As if that was not enough, high quality and 100 percent natural cotton is hypoallergenic, i.e., it does not cause allergic reactions and does not irritate the skin.
Is the night textile important for hair care as well?
Even very! Some tissues can weaken the hair and others can revitalize it. Also, some fabrics, such as linen, have antistatic properties, so you can rest assured that you won’t wake up to “antennas” in the morning.
Linen absorbs up to 20 percent moisture and still remains dry. So, if you are accustomed to going to bed with at least some damp hair, this is another strong advantage in favour of linen. And if you often wake up warm or even sweaty, linen should definitely be your first choice.
However, if your hair or skin is a bit on the dry side, it is better to put them on a satin-covered pillow. True, it is important to note that satin is not a fabric. It is a way of weaving fabric. So, when choosing a widely praised satin bedding, always check that it is 100% natural.
Let conscience sleep well!
Sleep tends to be good when not only the environment is adapted to ensure quality sleep, but also when the conscience is clean. After all, by choosing natural fabrics, you contribute to ecology. In almost all cases, materials for the production of natural fabrics come from renewable resources and can be recycled for reuse.
In addition, sustainable choices benefit not only nature but also small local businesses, especially farmers. After all, natural fabrics are made from human-nurtured natural resources: plants and animals.
Finally, the wisdom “buy cheap, buy twice” is also great when choosing bedding for your home. After all, better quality guarantees longevity. In addition, it is an investment in both yourself and the environment. So, in this case, everyone wins.