the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

It’s The Little Things

It’s The Little Things

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference. And when it comes to beauty, every little bit helps.

Like switching your pillowcase and towel.

You spend a lot of hours sleeping, but it can hardly be considered Beauty Sleep if you are scrunching your face into your pillow (hello wrinkles) and breaking and tangling your hair as you toss and turn all night long.

A satin pillowcase is the solution. As is sleeping on your back, but that might be harder to institute.

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A soft satin pillow cover means your skin and hair stay hydrated while you dream; and it also means you don’t wake up with dry skin and frizzy hair because satin doesn’t absorb moisture from the skin and hair like cotton does. And your day is always improved when it doesn’t start with disheveled locks and facial sleep creases.

I picked up a pearly white satin pillowcase by MORNING GLAMOUR. It comes in many colours and prints, singles and doubles, plus a choice of standard or king size. Designed with a back flap so your pillow stays in place, the satin is soft and comfortable and washes beautifully.

MORNING GLAMOUR standard pillowcase is 20″ x 26″. Made in the USA.  Available at Amazon.

 

So, when Sleeping Beauty finally rises with smooth skin and knot-free hair, she wanders into the bathroom for a shower. The same gentle is good and softer is better theory for pillowcases also applies for towels. Satin for sleeping; microfiber for hair drying.

Those plush, heavy towels so desireable in creating a spa-like oasis at home, are not ideal for wet and fragile hair. Using a microfibre instead of terrycloth is gentler and does not rough up the hair cuticle. It also cuts drying time dramatically. This is especially good for thick, long hair. The towel itself is a generous size yet it is thin and lightweight which makes it ideal for packing in a suitcase when travelling or in a gym bag. It soaks up an amazing amount of water without becoming heavy on the head. You just wrap, twist, and tuck, and the towel stays securely in place.

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A towel and a pillowcase are two everyday essentials you don’t typically think of as beauty items.

But maybe you should.

Because it all adds up.

SPA SISTER MICROFIBER HAIR TOWEL 19″ X 39″ available at Amazon.