Satin sheets may sound like the height of luxury and completely impractical but this isn’t entirely the whole picture. For starters, it has been shown that satin sheets and pillowcases can be good for your hair and skin as well as being smooth and comfortable to sleep on. Plus they come in the most gorgeous colours!
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What is satin?
Satin is a common enough term but what actually is satin? Unlike silk, which is a material made from strands of silk, satin refers to a weave that has a glossy surface and a dull back. It tends to have a high lustre because of the floats on the fabric’s weave and this makes it ideal for producing bed sheets. There are even different types of satin weave such as granite weaves and check weaves. It is also used in a lot of clothing from sports clothes to women’s lingerie, blouses and evening gowns as well as men’s underwear, shirts and neckties.
In the Middle Ages, satin was made from silk so was a very expensive material only available to the most well off. It became famous in Europe in the 12th century and was named for the Chinese port city of Quanzhou, whose Arabic name was Zayton. This port was a major stop on the maritime Silk Road to transport materials from China to Europe.
Benefits of Satin
The smoothness and comfort level of satin sheets has long been known and their ability to sooth the sleeper into a good night’s sleep is clear. However, more recent studies have also shown that satin is good for both hair and skin because it allows both to maintain the natural moistures level they need. Cotton is a great absorber, which can be ideal if you perspire a lot at night, but otherwise this can take away the goodness from skin and hair. It has even been suggested that the softness of satin sheets help to stave off the wrinkles on skin that are associated with getting older.
Similarly, satin sheets and pillowcases can be beneficial for hair quality because they don’t generate friction in the way that cotton does. This means hair doesn’t get too dry and brittle and less snapping or broken hairs on the pillow.
Charmeuse is a type of satin that is lightweight and draping that has a dull reverse side. This particular set features 230-thread count polyester woven satin that is machine washable and doesn’t need ironing.
Available in five different colours and four different sizes, this is a set that will be suitable for almost any bedroom. It comprises a flat sheet, fitted sheet and two standard sizes pillowcases and is a woven polyester satin with a silky, lustrous sheen. The fitted sheet has all-round elastic and can accommodate a mattress up to 17 inches. The bedding can be machine washed and tumble dried for ease of maintenance.
Made from 100% polyester woven satin, this set features fitted sheet, flat sheet and two pillowcases and is available in black, ivory, gold, brass and red as well as the featured burgundy shade. The fitted sheet can cover a 17-inch mattress and the set is machine washable for ease of cleaning.
Whether you like satin sheets for their visual appeal, comfort level or addition benefits, there is something to like about satin for everyone. And with the bold and beautiful colours often used in any satin sheet reviews, there can be a bedding set to coordinate with any bedroom décor.