Clothing can be very irritating to those with sensitive skin. Wearing the right type of fabric is not only important for every day comfort but for skin health as well. Many fabrics can cause itching, scratching and rashes. Natural fabrics like organic cotton, linen and hemp are ideal for sensitive skin. There is a common myth that hemp fabric is course and itchy. This may have been true in the past but these days, hemp is usually blended with another material like organic cotton to make it soft and comfortable.
Check out some reasons why should you be wearing hemp fabric for your skin’s health.
- Hypoallergenic and Antibacterial
Hemp fabric is very sanitary. It is highly resistant to bacteria, mold and mildew that can be very irritating to the skin. It also helps to eliminate embarrassing odors that our clothes can hold on to. Because hemp does not require pesticides to grow, there will be no harsh toxins absorbed by the skin as in other synthetic fabrics.
- Soft Against The Skin
Hemp fibers are long and strong. When woven together they create a nice smooth fabric that doesn’t cause itching. There is a saying that hemp doesn’t wear out, it wears in. When you wash hemp clothing it gets even softer over time.
Hemp fibers are very porous. They allow space for air to flow through the fabric, letting moisture escape and your skin to breathe.
- Provides UV Protection
Hemp has the ability to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. This makes it an excellent choice of fabric for outdoor activities. I’m not saying to skip the sunblock, but hemp clothing will give you added protection.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Take care of it by wearing eco-friendly, durable and comfortable hemp clothing.
Check out the latest hemp fashions from Effort’s Eco-Essentials.