How to Protect Your Hypoallergenic Clothes
Pure organic cotton clothes are the perfect kind of outfit for people with extremely sensitive skin. The fabric used in these clothes is soft and free from harsh chemicals, making them the safest kind of clothes for people with eczema, psoriasis, or multiple chemical sensitivities.
Unfortunately, pure organic cotton clothes are not at par with other clothes in terms of shrinkage and flexibility because cotton isn’t as elastic as other fabrics. Also, pure organic cotton clothes pill easily, can be easily damaged by mildew, and the color dyes can fade easily as well after a few trips to the washing machine.
Fortunately, there are ways to protect your hypoallergenic clothes, and for someone who has extremely sensitive skin, having a whole wardrobe that is safe for you is a must.
Here are a few tips to protect your hypoallergenic clothes:
Buy pure organic cotton clothes that fit you nicely
As we mentioned earlier, cotton doesn’t stretch well. That's why when you start to machine wash them, they shrink a few inches every time. So before you buy a pair of cotton shirts, make sure that they fit you nicely and you have some room in them so that when they shrink, they'd still fit you.
Wash your clothes in cold water
Washing your clothes in cold water will minimize the chances of it shrinking. Also, when you dry them, choose the lowest heat possible to avoid shrinking.
Use the gentle cycle all the time
When you wash your clothes always use the gentle cycle to keep your clothes from fading or shrinking.
Air-dry your clothes sometimes
Putting clothes in a dryer can sometimes shrink the fabric. It is better to air-dry your clothes every now and then.
Turn your clothes inside out when you wash them
Another way to ensure that your pure organic cotton clothes won’t shrink or their colors won’t fade, is to turn them inside out when you put them in the washing machine.
The colors of your clothes won’t fade easily when you turn them inside out in the washing machine because instead of the clothes’ exterior getting exposed more to the detergent, the inside part of the clothes will get washed more. Also, the buttons and other accessories of your clothes won’t rub against the other clothes.
Taking care of your hypoallergenic clothes is very important for someone suffering from extremely sensitive skin. It is our first defense against the harsh chemicals and substances that could potentially harm the skin so it’s very essential that we learn how to take care them, so they last longer.