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What's the difference between Silk and Satin?

What's the difference between a satin pillowcase and a silk one? Many people do not understand their differences. Although their texture and appearance are similar, satin and silk are not the same.

Silk and satin
Both Satin pillowcases and Silk ones have glossy surfaces and silky smoothness. Technically speaking, satin is a type of weaving, not a type of fabric. Although satin is traditionally made from silk, satin nowadays can be made from various synthetic fibers, including polyester, rayon, acetate, and cotton.

With the help of technology, satin made from synthetic fibers can be more flexible and soft than natural silk. Satin could be an attractive material for making underwear because of the way it drapes.

Both silk and satin are great choices for pillowcases, but each fabric has its own unique advantages.

Many people like silk because:

Silk can breathe. Your head and hair will not suffocate or overheat.
Silk prevents allergy. Natural resistance to fungi, molds, mites and allergens.
It does not involve synthetic materials. It is a natural fiber, suitable for those who want to maintain natural beauty habits.
It may help your skin tone. Do you have acne? Try a silk pillowcase to see if it helps to clear.
If you want to live and work in pure luxury, then silk is your ideal choice.

The advantages of satin over silk
Satin costs one-third or half of the price of natural silk.
Since satin is made of common materials such as polyester, there are abundant sources of materials.
Easy to clean. You can put the satin pillowcase along with the rest of the clothes in the washing machine.
It might be softer. You may prefer the feel of satin because it is smoother than silk.