8 Exquisite Benefits of Silk
Silk is known for its beauty, lustrous, softness, and luxurious natural fiber, which earn its title as The Queen of Fabrics. Silk is the proud cultural heritage of China. The discovery of silk production is considered one of the oldest agriculture exploration believed to start about 2700 BC, although some records point to silk cultivation as early as 5000-3000 BC. Below are the 8 Exquisite Benefits of Silk
1. NATURAL AND ORGANIC FIBERS
Silk is a natural fiber and the strongest of all natural fibers. It consists of animal protein containing natural amino acids found on the silk cocoon. Silkworms are fed with Mulberry leaves, from the Mulberry trees farming with organic compost and bio-fertilizers to organically promote soil health.
Sericulture is the production of raw silk from the cultivation of silkworm caterpillar that builds its cocoon by producing and surrounding itself with a long, continuous fibre or filament.
2. SKIN CARE
Silk contains 18 Amino Acids or SERICIN1, which is a glycoprotein created in the production of top quality silk greige or raw silk yarn obtained exclusively from the Mulberry silkworms known as Bombyx Mori.
Sericin improves skin relief and decreases TEWL2. It forms a moisturizing, semiocclusive, protective, and anti-wrinkle film on the skin surface, a good indicator of the integrity of the skin barrier function which inherently refers to the skin’s ability to retain moisture for an immediate, long lasting, smooth and velvety feel. Raw silk also contains fibrion.
The high hydroxy amino acid content of SERICIN (approx. 46%) is of particular importance for the water-binding capacity which regulates the skin‘s moisture content. On the other hand, it has a unique carbohydrate moiety and a unique repetitive amino acid sequence which give SERICIN its high affinity for proteins resulting in a tightening, anti-wrinkle effect.
Silk is beneficial for people with sensitive skin and those who suffer from skin condition such as rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, shingles, sunburns, vascular sclerosis, and others.
3. HAIR CARE
SERICIN has a unique affinity with other proteins which allows it to bind very effectively to the keratin of skin and hair, to form a multifunctional protective film, sealing in moisture and prevent hair breakage, frizz and dryness. Silk scrunchies, silk headbands, silk head scarves and silk bonnets are beautiful silk products and beneficial in creating healthy and shiny hair.
Silk is naturally Hypoallergenic, and resistant to mold, mildew, fungus and dust mites due to the protein in silk. Our silk fabrics and silk products are made without harmful chemical substances. Silk is beneficial for people who suffer from allergies and asthma.
Silk is a natural fiber that is antimicrobial. It creates less friction between the silk fabric and your skin. According to researches, silk garments have been used as a textile-based therapy for Atopic Dermatitis due to their hygienic properties including antibacterial properties. The fine and smooth fibers of silk have no or very little abrasive effect on atopic skin. This enhances the recovery of the irritated skin.
Hygienic properties of silk act as a skin barrier, protecting the skin from bacteria, viruses and other contamination that reduces the inflammation. Silk garment can be used as a non-pharmacological therapy to impede the severity of Atopic Dermatitis and other related dermatology conditions.
Silk is also widely used in hygiene and health care products according to this book Applications of Silk in Biomedical and Healthcare Textiles3.
Silk fabric is one of the moisture wicking fabric which pull moisture away from the skin which makes people comfortable wearing the silk garments made using silk fabrics.
Silk Pillowcases and Silk Bedding such as fitted sheet, flat sheets, duvet covers, comforters, throws and pillow shams are known for its year round comfort and humidity control. Silk keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter which gives you a good sleep.
The Silk Fiber has properties such as tensile behaviour, optical properties, viscoelastic behaviour and thermal properties. It has been known that silk has higher tensile strength and excellent resilience and fracture toughness.
Silk fibres – structure, properties and applications4
Silk products that are cared and maintained properly are long lasting. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight. SILKPRADA started on year 2000, and most of our silk products lasted more than 20 years.
Incorporating silk products into your lifestyle creating a satisfaction knowing that the health benefits is out-weight the higher cost of the silk products. The luxurious of silk fabrics on your clothing, the good night sleep using the silk pillowcases, silk bedding, silk comforters, silk throws and the exquisite of wearing silk accessories are the ultimate satisfaction benefits of silk.
8 Exquisite Benefits of Silk REFERENCES
- Applications of Silk in Biomedical and Healthcare Textiles
- Silk fibres – structure, properties and applications
8 Exquisite Benefits of Silk