Platinum Shopping: How to Avoid Skin Irritation Caused by Clothing

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Platinum Shopping: How to Avoid Skin Irritation Caused by Clothing

The skin specialists at Platinum Dermatology love clothing, but not troublesome skin problems caused by textiles and the chemical additives used in processing fabrics. Many patients who visit us for help with skin problems never realised that the clothes on their backs (and the shoes on their feet) can be the source of contact dermatitis, yeast infections, and more!

In this post, we invite you to take a virtual visit to the shopping centre with Platinum Dermatology, with a do’s and don’ts shopping list that will keep your skin soft and irritation-free.

Platinum Dermatology Reveals 5 Fabrics that Cause Skin Irritation

Many of the skin problems that bring people to Platinum Dermatology have nothing to do with actual fabrics. It’s quite common for the source of allergies, rashes, and contact dermatitis to be the toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing process:

  • Dioxin-producing bleach
  • Petrochemical dyes
  • Chemical fabric softeners
  • Volatile organic compounds
  • Formaldehyde (to prevent shrinkage)

These substances are found in abundance in man-made fabrics such as:

  1. Acrylic
  2. Acetate and Triacetate
  3. Nylon
  4. Polyester
  5. Rayon

Platinum Dermatology’s List of 6 Fabrics that Are Good to Your Skin

The skin specialists at Platinum Dermatology like to say that the best textiles and the best foods have one thing in common: they’re natural, and sometimes even organic. If you have trouble with skin irritation caused by clothing, look for garments made of:

  • Cashmere
  • Cotton
  • Hemp
  • Linen
  • Silk
  • Wood

Although all fabrics, including those marked “organic,” are treated with chemicals at some point during the manufacturing process, these six natural fibres are the kindest to your skin.

Platinum Dermatology on G-String Hygiene

A g-string can irritate vaginal tissue by causing micro-abrasions or cracks in the skin. This irritation can leave delicate female tissues more susceptible to infection.

If you are careful with your hygiene and wash your g-strings carefully, but find that your skin is becoming irritated regularly, the skin specialists at Platinum Dermatology recommend that you consider retiring your g-string for now and wearing them for special occasions only.

Platinum Dermatology Warns There’s A Fungus Among Us

Most natural fabrics are breathable, but silk is an exception. Like polyester, nylon, and certain other man-made fabrics, silk traps moisture against the skin. This can lead to the development of fungal irritations similar to athletes’ foot.

Check clothing tabs for fabric content and, whenever possible, stay away from synthetics.

Contact Platinum Dermatology for Answers to Skin Care Questions

Our dermatology experts acknowledge that technological advancements such as wrinkle-free and stain-resistant clothing are wonderful for making life easier, but is the cost to your skin worth it? That’s something only you can decide.

If you want to discover how Platinum Dermatology’s skin care specialists can work with you to maintain your skin’s health and beauty, we urge you to contact us on 02 8014 6500 or use the contact form on this page to schedule an appointment at our practice in Ultimo.

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