Eczema & Psoriasis: Tips For Choosing Allergy-Friendly Underwear
Not too long ago, we discussed precisely how your choice of clothing (especially the undies) can impact eczema or psoriasis. In that post, we emphasized the importance of allergy-friendly underwear to avoid worsening flare-ups when dealing with eczema or psoriasis. We understand that this is one awkward topic many of us wish to avoid altogether. But you don’t have to suffer in silence. So, in today’s post, we focus on helping you make the best decisions when you’re in the market for the best hypoallergenic underwear to keep eczema under control.
1. Avoid synthetic fabrics
- Synthetic fabrics like polyester, nylon, and similar ones could be better at managing heat and moisture. This is why your body may quickly get overheated when wearing underwear products made from synthetic fabrics like these. Heat sets up your skin for itching. And when you constantly scratch the affected skin area, it helps eczema spread to other places. Not just that, it also opens up the skin area to bleeding and skin infection.
2. Choose Breathable Fabric
Breathable fabric underwear products that let your skin breathe’ are some of the best eczema-friendly clothing on the market. Cotton and silk are also some of the best allergy-friendly underwear products for eczema and psoriasis and if you have sensitive skin.
Cotton is breathable and has excellent moisture-wicking properties. This quickly helps take care of heat and moisture. Silk, as well, is excellent and soft to the touch. It also has an excellent heat insulation property so you can stay cool even in the heat of summer. This is the reason we always recommend the
JulieMay line of allergy-free organic Pima cotton underwear for anyone with eczema or psoriasis. These products are made from certified organic Pima cotton (the best of the bunch!) and pure silk inner layers to help you get the best of both worlds.
The Ultra-Soft SILK LININGS can cool down the skin for eczema and psoriasis sufferers, wick away moisture and relieve skin rashes, hives and itchy skin symptoms.
JulieMay organic certified organic Pima cotton underwear products, also do not contain synthetic fabric products. There are no exposed elastics, and they are devoid of latex, nickel, and all of the other harsh chemicals and dyes that may trigger allergic skin reactions or worsen your eczema.
3. Choose dye-free fabric
Regarding allergic skin reactions, chemicals such as dyes, phthalates, flame retardants, and others used during the manufacturing process of most underwear products can induce allergic skin reactions in people with sensitive skin. Part of this problem can be avoided by washing new underwear products properly before trying them on. Better still, hypoallergenic underwear products like the dye-free organic cotton products will ensure you don’t experience any skin reactions and irritations that may worsen your eczema or psoriasis.
JulieMay's Pima Cotton & Silk collections that are free from harmful dyes and synthetic fibres:
4. Choose the right size
- Size and fit can impact your comfort and experience with any underwear. For bras, find the perfect fit that’s not too tight to avoid sweat and oil buildup, especially in the underboob area. The same goes for briefs as well. You don’t want something too loose, but you also don’t want one that’s too tight to the point where it suffocates your skin or causes wrinkles and sores around your waist.
Some of the best underwear and lingerie brands usually feature bra size guides prominently on their product description pages. JulieMay does, too. This ensures you only find something that fits nicely; anything else can cause another problem.