These new pillowcases are designed to protect your locks, preserve your blowout and even battle signs of aging.

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By Dacy Knight / 

When it comes to prepping for your nightly beauty sleep, you might think you’re doing everything right. Exfoliators and serums for your face, oils and treatments on your hair.

You might also follow age-old beauty rules like avoiding sleeping on wet strands. But if you end your meticulous regimen by lying your head down on a cotton pillowcase, you’ve missed a major step along your route to becoming Sleeping Beauty.

OOSilk 100 Percent Mulberry Silk Pillow Shams Cover, $21
OOSilk 100 Percent Mulberry Silk Pillow Shams Cover, $21

While you catch your nightly zzz’s, cotton bedding pulls at hair and skin, creating friction that leaves creases and damages your strands. But fear not, there are new pillowcases on the market designed to protect your locks, preserve your blowout and even battle signs of aging.

Shhh Silk Marble Silk Pillowcases ($139 for two at shhhsilk.com). Rest your head on these chic, sleek pillowcases made of 100 percent pure mulberry silk. The on-trend marble pattern adds to the cool factor, but solid colors are also available.

Slip Embroidered Silk Queen Pillowcase ($80 at net-a-porter.com). This popular mulberry pillowcase promises to hydrate skin while combatting hair breakage. Nine color options are available.

Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase ($60 at Nordstrom). Treat your skin with this polyester pillowcase that has copper oxide — said to aid in skin renewal and reduce wrinkles — embedded in the fabric.

Drybar Slumber Party Silk Pillowcase ($45 at thedrybar.com). The blowout experts want to help you keep your look longer with this 100 percent silk pillowcase in a goes-with-everything white.

OOSilk 100 Percent Mulberry Silk Pillow Shams Cover ($21 at amazon.com). A less expensive option, these silk pillowcases prevent dry strands and tangles, along with being naturally cooling and hypoallergenic.