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.
All is not lost as 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 help reduce aggravating areas of the body thatare 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 andsuper fine 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 fibres only that can work for people with skin conditions.
At Solbari we have developed a Sensitive fabric which is made from a blend of organic cotton and bamboo for people with sensitive skin who are also looking to also protect themselves from the sun. We have received positive feedback from loyal customers who are managing a chronic skin condition to tell us that our Sensitive fabric has helped them.
Solbari is the leading sun protective clothing brand in Australia with customers in over 70 countries. All Solbari fabrics are certified UPF 50+ by the Australian Government.
The SOLBARI Team
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Not all clothing is created equal when it comes to sun protection. Regular summer clothes may have an Ultra Protection Factor rating (UPF) as low as 5.
A UPF of 5 provides little sun protection and lets large amounts of sunlight and UV rays pass through. This can lead to skin damage, premature skin ageing, skin cancer and melanoma.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends sun protective clothing as the best way to protect your skin against the sun's damaging rays. Solbari UPF50+ clothing, sun hats and accessories provide the highest sun protection rating for fabrics and block out 98% of harmful UV rays.