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A Step-by-step Guide on How to Wash Your Silk Sleep Mask

After an occupied and exhausting day, a silk sleep mask can lead you to a night of indulgence. To maintain this luxury, you can invest some time in cleaning it. Here is a cleaning guide helping you keep a silk sleep mask as a new one step by step.

Cleaning methods Application situation What to prepare
Spot clean  New stains A mild stain remover, a cotton ball
Hand wash Only when necessary A gentle detergent, a sink, clean towels, white swabs, lemon juice(or distilled white vinegar)
Machine wash Only if allowed and when necessary A laundry mesh bag, a gentle detergent, lemon juice(or distilled white vinegar)

How Often Should You Clean Your Silk Sleep Mask?

A silk sleep mask snugs your vulnerable eyes all night long. Though used indoors, it could be contaminated by dust, grease and bacteria. Besides, it may get ruined by frequent and improper washing, like other silk items. In a pickle? Do not sweat it! You can perfectly solve the problem with a reasonable schedule of spot cleaning, hand washing and machine washing.

You had better spot-clean your silk mask immediately when there is a visible stain. After that, hand wash it only when necessary. You can do your occasional wet washing by a washer if your silk sleep mask allows it.

How to Spot Clean Your Silk Sleep Mask?

Spot cleaning cleans but the stained area, without wetting the entire item.

  • Step 1: Choose a fitable stain remover.

If not one special for silk, spot test to make sure it is suitable for your mask. 

  • Step 2: Check the silk mask and locate all stains.
  • Step 3: Dab a little remover at the stains. Repeat it until the stains disappear.
  • Step 4: Hang it in an airy and shady place

You can refer to the spot cleaning of a silk tie to get more useful info.

How to Wash Your Silk Sleep Mask by Hand?

Hand washing preserves your silk sleeping mask while cleaning it. You need to get some know-how to do it.

  • Step 1: Spot test for color bleed.

Dip a white cotton swab into the water and dab it at an unnoticeable corner of your mask. If it does not drop dye, it is colorfast.

  • Step 2: Prepare a washing solution.

Preclean your sink, and fill it with cool water. Spread droplets of gentle detergents in it. 

  • Step 3: Submerge and agitate the mask.

Gently swirl the solution, and plunge it up and down. Limit the soak to less than 3 minutes to reduce the damage. Never twist or wring your silk sleep mask.

  • Step 4: Rinse it fully.

Try your best to rid your silk sleep mask of detergent. Drops of white vinegar or lemon juice can ease your efforts.

  • Step 5: Absorb excess water.

Lay the silk sleep mask flat on a clean towel. Then roll them up from one side. Press them to absorb as much water as possible.

  • Step 6: Air dry it.

Never expose any of your silk items to sunshine. It will fade and become yellow.

How to Wash Your Silk Sleep Mask by Machine?

You can do the occasional wet washing without breaking a sweat if your silk sleep mask can withstand machine washing.

  • Step 1: Check the care label to ensure it is machine washable.
  • Step 2: Put It into a laundry mesh bag.
  • Step 3: Set a silk-only setting, or the gentlest one. Add a little detergent. 

You can also add some distilled vinegar or lemon juice as the softener.

  • Step 4: Take it out to dry.

Remember not to forget it in the washer. Line dry it after the machine finishes its work. Pay attention never use a bleach or brightener. They are detrimental to the silk fibers.

Tips for Maintaining Your Silk Sleep Mask

Here are some tips to prolong your mask’s life and retain its texture and shape.

  • If it gets creases or folds, make a gentle ironing or steaming with the lowest temperature.
  • Do not pull or stretch it while using it.
  • Store it flat. Do not fold it while not using it.
  • Avoid high heat, even your cup with hot water.
  • Avoid tumble dry.


Following these steps, you can maximize the aesthetics and durability of your silk sleep mask. Let it help you to get a cozy sleep and moisturize the delicate skin around your eyes. As a professional wholesaler of silk fabrics and silk products, Sinosilk provides silk sleep masks with high quality and great custom services. If you have an interest in our products and services, browse our website and get in touch with us!

More Resource:

How to Wash Silk Bonnets – Source: Sinosilk

How to Wash Silk Sheets – Source: Sinosilk

How to Wash Silk Pillowcases – Source: Sinosilk

How to Wash a Silk Scarf  – Source: Sinosilk

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