Eczema is an uncomfortable inflammatory condition that causes itchy, rough, and inflamed skin. Painful flare ups can be caused by several things including food, environmental factors, and clothing. Discomfort can be eased by home remedies, moisturizers, medication, and changes is your lifestyle. Your choice of clothing can make symptoms worse, so it is important to choose the proper materials to make you feel comfortable. Most natural fibers are best, and, in this blog, I will highlight five benefits of bamboo clothing in the hopes that it will help those who suffer from eczema and sensitive skin.
Synthetic fabrics such as polyester and nylon are not breathable, causing sweating and overheating that may trigger flare ups. Bamboo’s hollow fibers allow air to flow through clothing, keeping you cool and dry. Bamboo is one of the most breathable fabrics out there!
Bamboo material is highly absorbent, wicking moisture away from the skin and quickly releasing it into the atmosphere. In fact, it is four times more absorbent than cotton.
Smooth and Soft
Rough fibers such as wool and acrylic have jagged edges and can be very irritating to sensitive skin. Bamboo fibers are long, round, and smooth, and when woven together produce a luxuriously soft fabric. Bamboo fabric has been compared to cashmere and silk but without the expensive price tag. It feels so good next to the skin!
Bamboo is naturally anti-microbial and hypoallergenic. It resists the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew which can cause irritation to sensitive skin. Bamboo clothing is resistant to odors, keeping your clothing smelling fresher for longer.
Bamboo fabric has the unique ability to regulate your body temperature. It keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
If you are on the hunt for bamboo clothing that will be kind to your eczema-prone skin, check out the men’s and women’s fashions from Effort’s Eco-Essentials.