Caring for Your SILK Nodpod
Caring for Your SILK Nodpod

Getting something new, especially something a little more luxurious than usual, can make you want to be overly cautious with it. For instance, getting a new and expensive pair of shoes can make you want to tread carefully to avoid any scuffs. The same goes for your new SILK Nodpod. While it’s important to take care of the silk material, it’s more important to actually use and enjoy it! Fear not because properly taking care of your SILK Nodpod can maintain its longevity even with use night after night.

Washing Your SILK

The best way to prolong the life of your SILK Nodpod is to hand wash it as opposed to throwing it in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry. To hand wash your SILK Nodpod, fill your sink, bathtub, bowl, or basin with lukewarm water and let your Nodpod soak with a cap full of the Nodpod SILK wash for three minutes. After three minutes, gently swirl it in the soapy water to fully clean your mask. Rinse with cold water, and then lay your mask flat to dry.

If you find yourself needing to machine wash your SILK Nodpod, though, use a cap full of the Nodpod SILK wash on the handwash or delicate cycle with cold water, preferably in a garment bag. 

Drying Your SILK

For the sake of longevity, it is recommended that you air dry your SILK Nodpod. However, much like the washing instructions, you are able to use your dryer to dry your SILK Nodpod if need be. If you find yourself needing to machine dry your mask, it is recommended that your mask be put in with a full load of laundry in order to prevent your mask from frequently hitting the sides of the dryer. Being knocked around the sides if the dryer can place undue strain on your Nodpod’s stitching, so minimizing the stress on it is crucial to ensuring the longevity of your mask. 

General Care

While the sheen and smooth surface of silk material can appear to be fragile, silk is actually the strongest natural fiber in existence. The material’s resilience serves as a testament to its ability to be used night after night without worry of damaging a seemingly delicate fabric. However, this is not to suggest that your mask should be treated with reckless abandon. Treating your SILK mask as any run-of-the-mill sleep mask you can get for a dollar is a surefire way to compromise the integrity of your SILK. While you don’t need to walk on eggshells simply trying to use your mask, taking into consideration the difference in materials can do wonders for preserving the material. 

For instance, if you find that you are going to store your SILK for an extended period of time, be sure to store them in an airtight container so as to prevent bugs from getting to them. Since it’s a natural fiber, it becomes a draw for pests such as moths that will eat the natural materials. Keeping your SILK away from pests and the elements such as direct sunlight can be tremendous in maintaining the quality of your Nodpod. 

Key Takeaways

Your new SILK Nodpod mask is meant to be used despite how pretty and pristine it may seem upon first opening the package. However, if you wish to keep your mask looking as good as the day you got it for longer, it is important to properly care for the mask and its materials. SILK is a resilient material no matter how delicate it may seem, but this does not mean it can be thrown around like a thicker and tougher material such as denim. Unlike materials like denim, silk should be hand washed and air dried in order to best preserve the material and keep it looking new for longer. It can be machine washed and dried, but this is suggested in a pinch rather than the typical means of washing the SILK mask. Keeping your SILK away from potentially harmful elements such as direct sunlight and pests such as moths also does wonders for keeping your mask in the perfect sleeping condition. Nonetheless, be sure to enjoy your SILK mask for it is and don’t be afraid to use it as your daily sleep companion - that’s what it’s there for!

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