Fabrics and Sensitive Skin

How Fabrics Affect Sensitive Skin?

The effect of fabrics and sensitive skin is normal after any form of surgery; after cancer treatment or a cosmetic surgery procedure. Expect your skin to be sensitive to specific types of fabrics.

Natural fibers and fabrics for sensitive skin.

Skin Health Hub Skin Conditions Fabrics and Sensitive SkinAs a general rule; natural fibers such as: bamboo, organic cotton, tencel, linen, silk or hemp will cause the least skin irritation. Woven into fabrics which are created from fibers of animal coats, silkworm cocoons, and plants’ seeds, leaves, and stems are ideal as their characteristics indicate they are:

• Cool, soft and comfortable.
• Able to absorb and releases perspiration quickly which allows the fabric to breathe and this is why cotton and silk is cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
• Durable.
• Versatile. For instance cotton can be woven into Corduroy, Denim, Flannel, Seersucker, Terrycloth, and Velvet.
• Machine washable.
• Can be ironed at relatively high temperatures.

Synthetic fibers and fabrics for sensitive skin.

Spandex, commonly known as Lycra is a synthetic fiber made of at least 85% of the polymer polyurethane. The characteristics of spandex means:

• The elastic-type fiber that can be stretched many times its size and then spring back to its original shape.
• It is lightweight and strong.
• The wearer can enjoy freedom and flexibility of movement.
• Fabrics are resistant to abrasion and deterioration by body oils, perspiration, and detergents.
• To maintain a garment in shape care must be taken when laundering:
– The first time the garment is washed, use cold water with ½ cup of salt (the salt sets the color). Hang to dry.      Do not use bleach, vinegar, or Woolite. Do not iron.
– Regularly wash in cold water and hang to dry. Rinse as soon after wearing as possible, then dry.

Blending several fibers can also be effective when woven in fabrics used for high performance sports-wear. A tri-blend fabric made from 50% polyester, 37.5% cotton, 12.5% rayon will wick moisture away from your body so they are functional and practical too.

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