Why Sleeping on Mulberry silk pillowcase?


My Journey from Accutane (acne) to Silk Pillowcase! Silk Pillowcase and more about Mulberry silk!

Sleeping on silk pillowcase really helped me with my dry skin and hair. I would like to share my experience with you, what it's like to buy a silk pillowcase and what it's like to sleep on it from my own experiences. 

My name is Elena. I am originally from Uzbekistan (ex-republic of the Soviet Union). English is my second language, so please do accept my apologies if this article contains some grammar mistakes. I have been living in New Zealand and Australia for the last 19 years. It was my personal decision to keep this article authentic and without any form of editing.

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For a long time, I was considering whether or not I should tell the true story of how Elite Silk was born. I finally put it together. I feel that my story may help in some way or make a difference and will create hope in someone else’s life today. The story which brought me to create  Elite Silk was based on my health issues. In some way, I find it hard to share my grief, struggle, and humiliation with the rest of the world. But I will try my best.

   More than 10 years ago I have developed the aggressive form of acne skin (mid-age acne. Before my 30th I had fantastic skin).To those ones who have been through Acne Skin problems. I don’t need to explain what it takes for us to look at ourselves in the mirror every day. Personal self-esteem, self-worth, relationship, confidence, socializing and peace of mind which once I knew, no longer existed in my life. My own shade had more personality than me.

 I have visited so many dermatologists, skin care specialists, doctors. I have tried every single treatment available on the market. And only 8 years later one of my Doctor decided to put me on Accutane (Oratane). Which apparently has so many sides effects on human health, that doctors try to avoid it if it’s possible. It only gets prescribed as a last result.  After every other treatment failed.

    That’s when I start my journey with this medication. I call it a JOURNEY. Because every single day for 9 months was horrific. Accutane (Oratane) dry out oil in human body glands, as a result, skin gets worth a million times at the begging for the first 6 months. Cracked lips, skin flakes, blemishes, dry eyes, hair becomes thin and fragile. If you think you have bad hair now, try to wake up on Accutane (Oratane). The hair is breaking down every night. It’s like you have a new shorter haircut every morning. I did end up with a very short Pixie cut, in the end. Everything is itching and deep dark depression surrounded me.

I have turned for the support online and start reading people’s blogs just to find a hope that I was not alone on this one and there is someone else who did go through the full course of Accutane (Oratane). That’s how I have read the first time about the benefits of the silk pillowcase. Someone shared in their personal blog that the silk pillowcase made a huge difference in their routine while being on Accutane (Oratane).

I started my research and to my big surprise, I have learned that many famous beauties including Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Gisele Bundchen, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kim Kardashian and many more are choosing to use Mulberry Silk pillowcases for their skin and hair benefits.  Marilyn Monroe’s choice was Chanel No 5 and silk sheets.

 Also, I have learned that silk contains two types of protein-containing 18 amino acid, it’s naturally hypoallergenic and I have found scientific articles that support all these statements. During my research, I learned that there are many different types and grades of silk. and that’s it’s easy to buy satin silk if you don’t know much difference. I really wanted to sleep on pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase. After all this knowledge I was not going to settle for less.  Therefore, I went to a few local bedding retailers, only one store had silk pillowcases. They were selling for $120 per/pillowcase it was 19 mm! I bought it.

To my big pleasant surprise after the first night sleeping on the silk pillowcase, my hair looked the same as I went to bed.  The first time I could leave the house without washing my hair. This was my first little victory.

During the next few weeks, I have noticed that I started enjoying going to sleep and silk did ease my itchiness during my sleep. So, I began to look forward to going to bed every night.

A year since I finished my last pill of Accutane (Oratane). I have amazing skin and people are often complimenting me about it (I am no longer shy ). My hair slowly but surely is growing back. My confidence and joy are back in my life. I still choose to sleep on a silk pillowcase and I will do that for the rest of my life.   I created Elite Silk, I work with the most beautiful Mulberry Silk pillowcases, Bedding & Bedwear.


Now, I look back and I feel so great full for all that pain because it led me to discover the benefits of Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase. I really hope my story will help today someone else and I just would like to say to you: If you are going through something like what I went through, please don’t give up, just keep going. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, I promise.

With all my love to you all,


Founder of the “Elite Silk”