One thing that always seems strange is the idea that anything that’s good for our health is devoid of luxury, decadence or fun, and certainly some of the most pleasing healthy elements of our lifestyles are the ones that don’t feel like there is any effort involved.
Ranking high amongst the clandestine do-gooders is the tactile fabric favourite – silk. Invariably reserved for special occasions and favourite garments, while the decadent fabric is known for its aesthetic benefits, it is actually quite a practical beauty-booster as well – a fact not lost on CARITA, who incorporate it into their Silk Revelation treatment.
From a health perspective, due to its natural protein structure, silk is actually one of the most hypoallergenic fabrics around meaning that it is a particularly good bed partner for anyone with breathing difficulties and allergies. Due to its natural composition containing many amino acids in common with the human body it can also help the skin to absorb moisture, which in turn can aid the healing of Eczema and Psoriasis … a less glamorous use for it perhaps, but nonetheless a handy piece of trivia to have at your finger tips next time you’re choosing bed linen.
On a more aesthetic level, sleeping on silk can also have a big impact on your hair – where the friction of cotton makes hair knot, silk can help to prevent static and keep hair smooth, which also allows it to retain its style if you have just expended a small fortune at the hairdressers.
Perhaps a favourite feature of silk however, which will probably explain why one of its most prolific uses is as the small and mighty scarf, is that it has the capacity to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer because it absorbs moisture far more quickly than other fabrics; meaning in the summer time the evaporation of moisture from the silk makes it feel cool against the skin, while in winter it provides a thermal barrier against the cold.
Of course, aside from all of that one of the greatest pleasures derived from this tactile fabric are that it looks and feels wonderful to wear, so we are giving you the chance to win an Olympic ‘Special Edition’ Hamsa Union Jack scarf from luxury design brand YAELLE. In keeping with the aura of the product, the brand specialises in individual designs that are made to be noticed, and with their latest collection there is the added bonus of looking glorious while waving the designer flag for team GB as well!
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