Silk has been around for a long time and has always been considered a luxury item throughout history. Silk underwear itself is a popular choice and with it having many benefits, we understand exactly why it’s fan favourite.
Silk lingerie is certainly something to splurge on and below we list the advantages and benefits of silk underwear.
Is silk underwear breathable?
Not only is silk a natural fiber, but the most important benefit is that silk allows your skin to breathe. This is a very important thing to consider when it comes to choosing underwear. By allowing air to circulate, drawing moisture from the skin and allowing it to evaporate, and being naturally hypoallergenic and anti-fungal, silk is the smart choice for both function with a touch of luxury.
Silk is also a lightweight fabric which will keep you warm during winter and cool during the summer. Silk has moisture-wicking properties to regulate body temperature for comfort throughout the day.
Can silk underwear cause irritation?
For those of you who may have sensitive skin, wearing silk underwear can be a great blessing for you. Silk does not irritate the skin like some synthetic fibers can, which means that you can avoid itchy skin, irritation and redness by opting for silk underwear instead of other materials.
Silk is also a material that is incredibly soft to the touch and will feel light and delicate on your skin when you wear silk lingerie. It is certainly the most comfortable option for those with sensitive skin.
In addition, as silk fiber is natural, it is considered hypoallergenic and less likely to cause any allergic reactions that some man made synthetic materials can cause.
Uncomfortable underwear is definitely a thing of the past, you will wonder why you did not switch to silk underwear sooner!
Silk underwear is a luxurious timeless treat
Silk has always been in fashion. Silk is such a classic material because it is durable - that is when you care for it properly.
Silk underwear is the perfect luxury piece of lingerie that you should be treating yourself to. Silk is one of those materials that will make you feel like royalty, and it will always remain in fashion.
Allowing yourself that little piece of luxury will brighten even the gloomiest of days. Silk lingerie is also very beautiful no matter the design. Its natural shine and shimmer adds a glow and lustre that only enhances your body.
Can silk underwear cause yeast infections?
There are a lot of myths on the internet due to misinformation about certain materials causing issues like yeast infections. However, it is a common myth that silk underwear causes yeast infections. It is the complete opposite in fact! Let us explain…
Moisture is a completely normal part of life. So naturally you will need underwear that can effectively absorb any moisture instead of trapping it in.
We know that infections such as yeast infections thrive in moisture and heat. Underwear made from synthetic and man made fibers such as nylon trap moisture which in turn encourages the growth of yeast.
Silk underwear is the ideal choice because it does not trap the moisture in. Silk is a natural breathable material which means it will absorb the moisture, allowing you to keep dry. This significantly reduces the chances of you getting yeast infections.
How to wash silk underwear
Silk underwear is a luxury item and in order for it to be durable and wearable for as long as possible, you will need to wash it the correct way. If you do not wash it correctly, then you may end up ruining your beautiful silk lingerie.
Silk is considered a delicate material and washing in hot water in machines and tumble drying your delicates can cause significant damage and even ruin any lace or frills on your underwear.
Daily wear can affect the quality of silk underwear. Body heat and any lotions or perfumes can also damage the silk fabrics, so extra care should be taken when washing each garment. This can be time consuming, but hand washing them will make them last longer.
Follow our steps below so that you can have silk underwear that is washed and cared for properly.
Step 1. Run your sink full of cool, soapy water and submerge your silk underwear.
You can also use a small tub to hand wash your delicates. Use warm or cool water (never hot water as this can damage the fabric!). There are certain products that are designed to wash delicates such as silk underwear which you can use such as Soak Wash’s specially formulated Soak Rinse Free Wash (which is also phosphate and sulphate free!).
Alternatively you can also use some soapy water but from experience, a specifically designed wash will be much better for your lingerie in the long run.
Step 2. Soak & Rinse your silk underwear
Once you have put your silk lingerie in the soapy water, allow it to soak for a bit. Then start to gently scrub the gusset area and gently swish it around in the water. After a few minutes, start to rinse the silk underwear. Run the tap and rinse gently with fresh water.
Step 3. Remove & dry
Grab your silk underwear and gently press between a towel in order to remove excess water.
Step 4. Hang to dry
Once you have removed excess moisture, you can then proceed to hang your freshly washed silk lingerie so that it can air dry. And that’s it!
Silk lingerie at Caroline Randell
Here at Caroline Randell, we stock a variety of luxury silk lingerie with many unique pieces such as Luna Di Seta’s and our own brand - made from 100% silk. Browse through our collections and treat yourself to a piece of luxury lingerie.