When we talk about health, Fabric is seldom the first thing we discuss. But it definitely should be considered, when it comes to the health of your skin. Wearing fabrics that irritate your skin can cause breakouts and rashes. Your favorite dress could be harming you!
In summers, especially, you need to take extra care of your skin. Guarding yourself from UV light by pouring sunscreen and still looking fabulous and fashionable sounds like a task, isn’t it? Cotton is your best friend this summer if you are a working women or a college student. It doesn’t irritate the skin; it breathes, allowing good air circulation. It absorbs body moisture, which helps keep the skin dry and cool. It is a good choice for people prone to allergies, asthma and those with sensitive skin. To be sure if the cotton you bought is organic, simply wash it before you wear to get rid of chemical traces.
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4. Natural Fabrics That You Can Explore
Jute is a strong fibre that does not degrade on exposure to sunlight. It is a good insulator of heat, provides UV protection, has low thermal conduction and is anti-static; hence the fabric is inherently cool and doesn’t cause skin irritations.
Linen is a fine fiber extracted from the stem of the flax plant. It is soft and shiny, and stronger than cotton. With its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, it does not cause rashes or allergies and is anti-static too. Moreover it allows the skin to breathe, keeping the body cool in summer and warm in winter. An added benefit is that it has a unique luster and it does not trap sweat and hence allows the body to breathe.
Silk is a soft, natural anti-allergen and is lint-free and inhospitable to mites so doesn’t irritate the skin. The texture and composition of the material discourages bacterial growth. Because of its light and airy texture, it is often used as nightwear.
Bamboo fiber is produced from the pulp of the bamboo plant. Comparatively, bamboo clothes are softer than cotton and absorb sweat in seconds to keep you dry twice as fast as cotton clothes. Added benefits are it inhibits the growth of bacteria, making it hygienic and best for skin comfort.
Banana fiber, obtained from the white trunk of the banana tree, is a biodegradable fiber that absorbs moisture very well. And just like Bamboo fiber is best for skin comfort. For a healthy skin in summers consume plenty of water and use generous sun screen every day. Stay beautiful.