If you suffer from sensitive skin arising from chronic conditions like psoriasis, lupus or eczema you will know that living with your condition is difficult. Managing the pain, itchiness, and inflammation of your skin requires ongoing management as it could flare up at any moment.
There are a number of fabrics that can help alleviate skin irritation caused by contact with clothing.
Cotton and bamboo are particularly well suited for a number of reasons. First and foremost, these fabrics can be very soft which helps reduce aggravating areas of the body that are already irritated or inflamed. Cotton and bamboo regulate your body temperature naturally so you will not feel too cold or too hot in different climates. We find these fabrics work particularly well in hot weather as there is nothing worse than your body overheating when it comes to irritated skin. Silk and superfine merino wool are also spoken about positively by those looking for a fabric well suited to sensitive skin.
As a general rule, fabrics to be avoided include synthetic fabrics such as polyester or nylon. However, some natural fabrics like wool are also too scratchy on the skin, so it is not strictly speaking natural fibers only that can work for people with skin conditions.
At Solbari we have developed a Sensitive UPF50+ fabric which is made from a blend of cotton and bamboo for people with sensitive skin who are also looking to also protect themselves from the sun. We have received lots of positive feedback in relation to our Sensitive UPF50+ fabric from customers who manage a chronic skin condition.
The Solbari Team
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult a medical professional.