Growing up, my skin has always been quite sensitive and I don’t do well with certain materials. For example, when I got my ears pierced as a teenager, like every other Aussie kid I knew, I would buy these super adorable earrings from places like Lovisa. However, after a few days of wearing them, my ears would get extremely inflamed and irritated because of the material they use.
I’m lucky though that my sensitive skin stops there. For many others however, having sensitive skin means you have to be cautious when picking the type of underwear fabrics to wear, especially as it is so close to your skin.
It’s been long proven that natural fabrics are far better than any synthetic fabrics for those with sensitive skin. When it comes to picking the right natural fabrics for you that not only feels gentle on your skin but also makes you feel beautiful, it can be tough.
To help you decide, we’ve narrowed down three of our favourite fabrics and why we love them, so you can get a glimpse before you start hunting.
Ahh, slik. I can feel it on my skin just by saying it out loud. This luxurious breathable fabric that also has a natural temperature regulator which helps the body retain heat in cold weather while expels excess heat in the warmer weather and is perfect for you if you love the feeling of wearing nothing at all. Silk being hypoallergenic means it does not attract dust mites and is a natural fungal repellant, which keeps all the yucky bacterial from our bodily fluids away.
Bamboo fabrics or Rayon has a similar softness to silk. Due to the fact that the fibres are without chemical treatment, they tend to be naturally smoother and rounder that are less irritable to the skin, making them perfect for those with sensitive skin.
3. Organic Cotton
Last but not least, just like bamboo, organic cotton does not use any chemical treatment either. Thus, people with allergies or with specific chemical sensitivity will greatly benefit from using organic cotton. The main difference between bamboo and cotton is that cotton tends to take longer to dry as it absorbs more water in the wash.
At Soy & Spice, we aim to cater for different skin types and that includes those with sensitive skin. To begin with, we will be using bamboo in our first collection with hope to expand into the other natural fabrics as we grow.
Do you experience skin allergies? Please share your story with us, we would love to know and create products that will make you say bye to them for the last time! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.