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Kristen Bell shares the beauty trick she swears by for preventing hair breakage and protecting skin while sleeping.
She loves using Slip Silk Pillowcases, which are made of the highest-grade mulberry silk.
“It changed the way I wake up...it keeps hair smoother and avoids breakage,” the 41-year-old captioned the Instagram video.
You may recognize Kristen Bell for her outstanding on-screen performances and endearing roles (we loved The Good Place!). Her acting chops aside, we’re often taking note of the star’s glowy complexion and smooth, golden locks. Whether she’s running errands or strutting down a red carpet, the 41-year-old actress always looks put together—and now she’s sharing the beauty trick she swears by for keeping her skin and hair looking flawless.
Her secret? The Slip Silk Pillowcase. In a recent Instagram video, the actress shared with fans a round-up of her favorite gifts for Mother’s Day and her first pick was the silk pillowcase.
“Slip Silk Pillowcases changed the way I wake up in the morning...for moms with frizzy hair and saggy skin,” Bell said in the video. She also wrote in her caption that the pillowcases “keeps hair smoother and avoids breakage—which makes going to bed a dream.”
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Slip’s award-winning silk pillowcases are a favorite among many beauty experts like hairstylists and dermatologists. The brand uses the highest grade of mulberry silk, which was tested in a lab and proven to absorb less face cream and create less friction, according to the brand.
The unique silk is also a type of material that has been used for centuries thanks to its beauty benefits for the hair and skin, unlike cotton fabrics, which suck moisture away from the skin.
“Silk pillowcases also provide a smooth surface for your skin—a contrast to the cotton pillowcases that can tug at your face, scrunching the collagen and causing sleep lines to appear on your face,” says Debra Jaliman, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City and the author of the book Skin Rules, in a previous interview for Prevention. Cotton pillowcases can “exaggerate the look of wrinkles and fine lines, but silk doesn’t absorb moisture at all, leaving you looking fresh-faced when you wake up in the morning,” she adds.
The Slip Silk Pillowcases are also specifically designed to help with aging skincare concerns. It works to reduce stretching and tugging on the delicate facial skin, prevents creases by reducing friction and pressure, and it’s also a hair-friendly fabric that reduces tangling and friction (very helpful for those who toss and turn throughout the night).
And Bell isn’t the only person loving the pillowcase, hundreds of Amazon customers do, too—it received a 4.7-star rating and tons of rave reviews.
“This was my first time purchasing a silk pillowcase and I was a little hesitant because of the price,” wrote one Amazon shopper. “I’ve had it for four months now and I really can say I see a difference in my morning in my hair and my skin. I barely ever have blemishes now.”
Reviewers even note that the pillowcase helps them get better rest during the night.
“Great quality of sleep. My face is not as puffy as it is with normal pillows and my hair is so smooth when I wake up. Highly recommend paying the money for this true silk pillowcase,” added another satisfied customer.
We’re appreciative of Bell sharing her timeless beauty trick and can’t wait to catch some Z’s on our own silk pillowcases.
Shop her favorites below and check out a few of Bell’s other must-have skincare picks.
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