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Who knew that the secret to keeping skin moisturized and crease free has a lot to do with the type of pillowcase we sleep on? I tend to pay more attention to the feather count of my pillow then the material type of the case so have been a cotton queen for most of my life. However, although cotton might be comfy for a lot of us, it's also one of the reasons we wake up in the morning with crease lines all over our face. In fact, doctors can actually tell what side of the face you sleep in just by looking at your face! I used to think that was a talent only given to some but I've noticed over the years in pictures that my right eye lid crease isn't as high as my left and have equated that to my favorite side to sleep on. After many years of pushing the right side of my face into the pillowcase I fear I'm stuck with a slightly droopy lid.
However, I can do something to prevent if from drooping anymore by using the Beautyzzz Natural Silk Pillowcase. Unlike cotton, the amino acids in silk proteins resemble those found in human skin, creating a virtually perfect pH balance that does not deplete hydrating moisture. Simply by replacing your pillowcase with a silk one, you will maintain a higher moisture in skin since silk doesn't pull moisture from skin or hair. That also translates to a lot less post sleep frizzes! Studies show our skin and hair is more receptive to active ingredients while asleep so it makes perfect sense to be doing everything we can to give our skin the best beauty sleep it can get by using the Beautyzzz Natural Silk Pillowcase!Read More »
A guide to longer and healthier hair
You know your hair is growing, but does it seem like it isn’t getting any longer? You may be right, and the answer could lay in your hair care routine. Excessive heat styling, friction styling, and your nutrition can all be factors in causing brittle, damaged hair that is prone to breakage. Here are some pro-tips to maintain your length.
Your Hair’s Integrity
It’s important to know how much your hair can handle and how you can give back to your locks. If you have chemically treated hair, especially if it has been lightened with bleach, its integrity is already compromised. If you are also doing a lot of heat styling (i.e. round brush blowouts, flat irons, curling irons) you need to be careful about how often you are doing this. Firstly, use a heat protectant whenever heat is applied to the hair. Try to limit blowouts and heat styling to no more than twice a week (ideally only once a week). You should also be doing a weekly hair mask to strengthen and maintain protein levels.
A lot of breakage can occur during regular styling (like pony tails or buns and braids) because the hair is being pulled and manipulated by elastic bands and hair pins. Try switching your style, and don’t wear your pony tail or buns in the same place all the time. This will avoid stressing the same hairs over and over, which can lead to, you guessed it, breakage.
Plus, tossing and turning in your sleep against cotton pillowcases can cause your hair to get stuck and snap off, so we also recommend a silk pillowcase.
Too many washes can dry your hair, making it brittle and frizzy, which typically drives people to more heat styling. Everyone’s hair is different, but we suggest no more than three washes in a 7-day period (two is ideal for most hair types). We know it can be tough, but with a good dry shampoo by your side, you can keep your hair looking refreshed rather than oily.
Your diet affects your overall health, including the health of your hair and nails. Once you have a routine to keep your ends happy, it’s smart to maintain healthy hair growth. Vitamin- and iron-rich foods, such as blueberries, spinach, and salmon can aide in the regulation of your hair cycles. Adding a supplement with biotin can also give hair growth a boost.