It’s incredibly important to take care of your skin, but it can sometimes be a challenge when it comes time to do the laundry.
There are some things you can do that will help you keep clothes looking and feeling great while still caring for your sensitive skin. Below are seven tips for washing clothes with sensitive skin in mind:
- Make sure not to use too much detergent or fabric softener as the chemicals in these might bother your skin.
- Run the washer on cold water instead of warm or hot water if possible. Warm and hot water will make clothing feel rougher against your skin, especially during cold weather months.
- Avoid dryer sheets as they have chemicals in them that may aggravate sensitive skin. Try a dryer ball instead!
- If you are sensitive to fragrances, try washing clothes in unscented detergent or make your own laundry soap. This is a great way to avoid any ingredients that could irritate sensitive skin.
- When drying your clothes outside on the line, do not use fabric softener sheets as they may also irritate sensitive skin.
- Be careful when using bleach if you have sensitive skin and/or eczema. Bleach can cause reactions which will only worsen existing conditions.
- Using hypoallergenic detergent can also be a big help. This is usually used with babies because of the lack of chemicals, allergens, and dyes. Because of this, it should not have any effect on your skin.
Sensitive skin is a common condition that can be difficult to deal with. The best way to care for sensitive skin when it comes to clothes is by following some simple practices that can help make your life easier. Doing laundry can already be a pain, so hopefully this guide can help you next time it’s laundry day!