Silk is one of the most luxurious natural fibres in the world and has been used for undergarments and base layers for hundreds of years. Not only does silk look and feel luxurious, there are countless health benefits that come with wearing silk undergarments.
Research has found that wearing silk undergarments reduces the severity of yeast infection symptoms and the reoccurrence of infections. Following a 6 month trial wearing silk underwear, researchers found that 90% of participants had fewer symptoms and reoccurrence of infections dropped by 50%.
Wearing underwear made from synthetic fibres (like polyester and spandex) has been found to contribute to the occurrence of UTIs. Synthetic fibres don’t allow your vagina to breathe, leading to a buildup of moisture and bacteria, which increases your risk of infection. Silk on the other hand is breathable, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, contributing to overall vaginal health.
More than 80% of menopausal women experience hot flashes at some point. Silk is naturally one of the best insulating and moisture wicking fabrics on the market, making it ideal for dealing with hot flashes and night sweats. Silk is helpful against hot flashes for two reasons; 1) Silk has low conductivity which means it creates a thin air insulation. This insulation keeps you warm without overheating and helps maintain a consistent body temperature, which can help prevent hot flashes. 2) Silk is moisture wicking, meaning it can absorb sweat without staying damp (unlike cotton). This keeps you dry and helps your body return to a comfortable temperature after a hot flash.
You can shop our new silk sleep short & vintage silk sleepwear collection DESIRE February 3rd.