Fill a pot with lukewarm water and add a few drops of silk laundry detergent. Submerge the sleep mask in the water and allow to soak for 3 to 5 minutes. Next, use your hands to wash and agitate the mask in the water. Once finished, use cold water to rinse the mask under a tap, and continue to rinse until all the soap has been removed and the water runs clear. Gently squeeze the logged water out of the mask, and then press it between a clean absorbent towel to remove excess moisture. Finally, hang or lay flat to air dry.
This is How to Wash a Silk Sleep Mask
This article gives you step-by-step instructions on how to wash a silk sleep mask.
How to Wash a Silk Sleep Mask
Washing a silk sleep mask (also known as silk eye mask) is a simple process that can be done in 7 easy steps. Items made from 100% silk must be hand washed, and a silk sleep mask is no different. Avoid using the washing machine and dryer when cleaning your sleep mask. Silk sleep masks must be hand washed and air dried.
Follow the steps below in order to properly wash a silk sleep mask.
Things You'll Need
- a pot, bowl, basin, or sink
- silk detergent or detergent for delicates
- an absorbent towel
- a silk sleep mask
1. Fill a Pot With Lukewarm Water
Fill a basin with cool to lukewarm water no hotter than 25°C/77°F. At this temperature if your put your hand in the water, it should feel slightly warmer than room temperature.
2. Add Silk Laundry Detergent
Add a few drops of silk laundry detergent or detergent for delicates.
3. Soak the Sleep Mask
Submerge the sleep mask in the water and allow it to soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
4. Agitate the Mask
Use your hands to gently agitate the mask in the water. Continue washing until it is has been cleansed adequately.
5. Rinse Under Cold Water
Once you have finished washing the sleep mask, remove it from the water and rinse under cold water to wash out the soap. Continue rinsing the mask until the water runs clear and all the soap has been removed.
6. Towel Roll
Lay the mask on an absorbent towel, fold the towel over the mask, and press the towel together to remove excess moisture.
7. Air Dry
Hang or lay flat to air dry in a cool place out of contact with direct sunlight. Never dry your silk sleep mask in direct sunlight or in the dryer machine.
- Do not use the washing machine
- Do not tumble dry in the dryer
- Do not use bleach or powder detergent
- Do not wash with hot water
- Do not dry in direct sunlight
To learn how to properly wash other delicate silk and satin garments and fabrics, please review our step-by-step care guides below.
How to Wash a Silk Sleep Mask FAQ
Can you wash silk masks?
Silk eye masks can be hand washed using lukewarm water and a few drops of silk laundry detergent. Fill a pot with lukewarm water, add a few drops of detergent, and then submerge the mask in the water for 5 to 10 minutes. Proceed to agitate the mask in the water, and then rinse under cold water once finished. Use a towel to remove excess moisture from the mask before air drying in a cool, dim place.
How often should I wash my silk sleep mask?
It depends on how often you use the mask and where you wear it. If you use the mask on a flight, you may choose to wash it immediatly after wearing. If you only use it at home, you may only need to wash it once every couple of weeks.
Do sleep masks need to be washed?
Sleep masks should be washed at least once every two weeks. Hand or machine wash your sleep mask according the to fabric type and care instructions.
How do you dry a silk sleep mask?
Silk sleep masks should be air dried in a cool place out of contact with direct sunlight. Never machine dry a silk sleep mask as this will lead to damage and color fading. Do not dry a silk sleep mask in direct sunlight as this will lead to color fading as well.