“If you have dry, sensitive skin, skip the fabric softening sheets you put in the dryer. They can leave little fibers in clothing and linens that can get onto your skin. This can irritate your skin which will lead to itchy red splotches all over your body. Watch this especially after working out, when your pores tend to open wide from sweating. To avoid irritating your skin, wash all your workout wear in gentle hypoallergenic detergents and put clothes through an extra rinse cycle.” ~ David E. Bank, MD
If throwing away your dryer sheets doesn’t do the trick, dig a little deeper. You might have to take a closer look at your shampoo, conditioner, soap, and detergents. Many of these products contain fragrances, drying agents and harsh chemicals that will irritate your skin. Sometimes, these additives can cause an allergic reaction.
Luckily, there are several products on the market that are fragrance and chemical free. Here is a list of laundry detergents recommended by yahoo that are chemical free. The Arbonne FC5 is a great line of bath and shower products that avoids harsh chemicals.
Sometimes, we buy into the hype of the latest and greatest new cream, wash, and scrub when all we need is a simple change in our routine. Beautiful skin is not as complicated as we sometimes think it is. If you go back to basics, you might be amazed at how great you look, “naturally.”