Finding the right clothes to help you look and feel your best can do wonders for your confidence and comfort levels throughout the day – and the same goes for your underwear.
If you have eczema-prone skin, you’ll know that finding breathable fabrics that don’t irritate your itchy skin can be an absolute gamechanger, and that’s why throughout this post, we’re going to break down everything you need to know about:
- Why your underwear might be triggering an eczema flare up
- The worst fabrics for eczema-prone skin
- The best eczema-friendly materials to look out for
Not only is our underwear often out of sight throughout the day, but it should also be out of mind – free from worry, bother, or irritation. Keep reading to learn more about taking back control over your eczema flare-ups today, preventing irritation, and discovering underwear that brings maximum comfort to your sensitive skin.
Allergic Reaction To My Underwear: Is It Possible?
Eczema refers to a set of chronic skin conditions characterized by dry, red patches across the skin.
For people with eczema, the skin barrier may not produce as many fats or natural oils as usual. As a result, the protective barrier of the outer layer of your skin may be less effective at protecting against bacteria and environmental irritants, such as the synthetic materials in your clothes.
Particularly in more severe cases, if your skin is already cracked or scaling, exposure to synthetic fibers could trigger eczema as part of an allergic reaction, particularly in the case of contact dermatitis or textile dermatitis.
Across parts of your body such as the groin or under your breasts, your skin might be extra delicate and sensitive, so it’s essential to think carefully about which garments you’re exposing your body to.
Eczema Trigger – What Should I Look Out For
Do you have particularly eczema-prone skin? Here are some synthetic fibers you’ll want to steer clear of!
Made from synthetic substances, these artificial materials won’t allow your skin to breathe, causing your body temperature to rise, making you sweat, and creating humid climates against the skin where bacteria and yeast can thrive.
Eczema-Friendly Materials: Is There Such A Thing?
Severe eczema symptoms can be very uncomfortable – whether that’s a constant itch preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep or sensitive skin pinching and rubbing against your clothes throughout the day.
Whether you’re experiencing severe eczema or a mild outbreak, when it comes to underwear, you can take several proactive steps to help prevent eczema flare-ups and bring your skin relief from itching.
To relieve symptoms of itchy eczema, choose hypoallergenic clothing made from natural fibers with moisture-wicking properties.
For example, these Pure Silk and Organic Cotton Briefs and 100% Pure Silk and Organic Cotton Wireless Bra offer an incredibly soft, luxury clothing alternative. Made from naturally itch-suppressing materials, the pure silk fabric is highly breathable and moisture-wicking – helping to keep your skin cool and dry.
Alternatively, these Remedywear™ (TENCEL + Zinc) MEN’S Boxer Briefs feature TENCEL fibers embedded with zinc oxide, renowned for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The clinically-proven fibers are woven into a super soft fabric with a comfortable stretch that fits like a second skin, helping to provide instant itch relief without rubbing, sliding, or pinching.
These 100% Organic Cotton Women’s Latex Free Panties have also been created for sensitive skin, featuring cooling, natural 100% organic cotton fabric.
How To Treat Eczema Flares
So you’re ready to switch to natural fiber and breathable underwear to prevent further irritation, but before doing so, you want to heal your pre-existing severe eczema symptoms.
The most prevalent symptom of eczema is itchy scaling skin. Before you put on your underwear, we’d recommend boosting your skin’s moisture barrier with an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory moisturizer, such as the Baby & Adult Soother. Made from just three simple Chinese herbs in a base of olive oil and beeswax, this balm provides relief from eczema, keratosis pilaris, and rosacea-like redness, calming all dry and itchy rashes.
If your severe symptoms persist, we urge you to contact medical professionals to seek medical advice immediately.
Find The Right Underwear For You Today
It’s no secret that managing eczema-prone skin can be challenging, but finding the proper clothing for your body can make a massive difference to your comfort. Follow these tips and tricks to help you find underwear supporting your body’s healing process while you’re out getting on with your day!