How to choose satin bed linen and how to care for it

Satin bed linen has absorbed the best qualities: soft, silky, and natural (it is the best time to abandon synthetic fabrics). But it is important to understand: satin is just a fabric of a certain type of weaving. Bed linen made of satin will appeal to lovers of smooth materials, but its properties may differ slightly depending on what raw materials are used in its basis: it can be both cotton or more expensive silk, and budget blended fabrics.

Therefore, the first thing you need to pay attention to when choosing bed linen is the material, and not the type of weaving (for the most part, this is just a visual component). If you go into details, the satin pattern is built on the interweaving of one front and four back threads, due to this it looks “more complicated” and more interesting. Such a dense weave makes satin heavier than, for example, percale, so percale is well suited for summer nights, but satin bedding will be comfortable all year round.

When it comes to materials, the most popular raw material for satin bed linen is cotton. It is natural, so it does not cause allergies and provides a comfortable sleep (the body will not overheat or freeze).

It is worth taking care of the fabric (and yourself as well) from the very moment of buying bedding: new sheets should be washed at least twice before sleeping on them since often the packaging can lead to irritating substances getting on them. After the initial washing, bed linen should be washed at least once a week. In addition to dust, bed linen accumulates a fair share of sweat and dead skin cells. Clean bed linen improves both personal hygiene and sleep hygiene.

“The main advice for caring for bedding is to follow the washing instructions carefully. This will help to extend the service life of the products,” says Elena. Julia agrees with her: “It is important to read what the manufacturer writes on the label: he always indicates the optimal temperature of washing, ironing, whether drum drying is permissible … Even how to dry laundry – hang horizontally or vertically.”

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