Most people think of silk as an expensive fabric that is the ultimate in luxury, smoothness but everyone should know how it could also benefit your health too.
These advantages of silk have rightly earned silk its reputation as the queen of fabrics.
Silk is a 100% natural fabric, so it is a really sustainable product.
An all-climate fabric, silk is warm and cozy in winter and comfortably cool when temperatures rise. Its natural temperature-regulating properties give silk this paradoxical ability to cool and warm simultaneously. Silk fabrics thus outperform other fabrics in both summer and winter. Silk worn as a second layer warms without being bulky
Because of its natural protein structure, Silk is highly absorbent: it can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp. Silk will absorb perspiration while letting your skin breathe.
Silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics and contains many amino acids in common with the human body, which help moisture penetrate the skin (aid in absorption) and aid in skin healing.
It has been said that the amino acids in silk are good for a person's skin and help delay wrinkling in the skin as well as being good for a person's hair as well to be helpful to the central nervous system to calm a person.
Silk is a poor conductor of electricity and thus susceptible to static cling.
So silk fabrics will help you with:
- Sensitive Skin
- Allergic rash
- Skin inflammations (psoriasis)
- Post-chemotherapy sensitive skin
- Post surgery sutures
A fiber of silk that is of the same diameter as a fiber of steel is said to be stronger than steel.
Silk will not deteriorate over time because of its natural fungal repellency and because chemicals are not used in processing.
Its smooth surface resists soil and odors well. Silk is wrinkle and dries quickly