If you suffer from eczema, allergies or just have sensitive skin, you know how uncomfortable it can be to wear clothes that irritate your skin. What if we told you that your detergent could be to blame?
In this article, we will teach you how to recognize an allergy and we will give you tips for choosing the right detergent, thus avoiding those annoying sensations.
How to recognize allergies and irritations on your skin? Signs that your detergent may be affecting your skin.
When your skin reacts to detergent, it can manifest itself in different ways. Some of the more common signs include:
- Redness: The skin turns red and may feel hot to the touch.
- Itching – Irritated skin can cause a constant or intermittent itching sensation.
- Dryness: the skin feels dry and rough, and it can become cracked.
- Inflammation: The skin swells and can be painful to the touch.
Also, it is important to note that detergent reactions do not always manifest immediately. In some cases, it can take hours or even days to appear.
How to choose a suitable detergent for sensitive skin?
To avoid irritations and allergies, it is essential to opt for natural detergents, without harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrances. An excellent example is our Laundry Soap for babies and sensitive skin Nº12 . Formulated with organic virgin olive oil soap of Spanish origin, it is free of harmful enzymes, GMOs, petroleum derivatives, dyes and preservatives. In addition, it is vegan and 100% biodegradable.
When it comes to caring for sensitive skin, it's crucial to choose a detergent that doesn't contain irritating ingredients. Here are some tips to make the right decision:
- Look for natural detergents: Detergents made with natural ingredients, like our #12 Laundry Soap, are usually less irritating to the skin.
- Avoid synthetic fragrances: Artificial fragrances can cause irritation to sensitive skin. Opt for detergents without perfume or with natural fragrances.
- Look at the labels: Be sure to read product labels and avoid those that contain harmful enzymes, GMOs, petroleum derivatives, dyes, and preservatives.
- Consult a dermatologist – If you have persistent skin problems, a dermatologist can help you determine which ingredients to avoid and which are safe for you.
How to take care of your clothes and protect your sensitive skin
Proper care of your clothes is essential to keep your skin healthy and free of irritations. Here are some additional recommendations:
- Air dry your clothes: Whenever possible, avoid using tumble dryers, as the heat can cause detergent residue to stick to the fibers of the clothes.
- Clean your washing machine filter: Be sure to regularly clean your washing machine filter to prevent buildup of detergent and fabric softener residue, which could be transferred to your clothes.
- Avoid mixing clothes of different fabrics : avoid washing clothes of different fabrics together, since some materials can retain more detergent residue than others.
- Wash at appropriate temperatures: following the washing instructions for each garment is essential to remove dirt and detergent residue. Our No. 12 Laundry Soap is effective in temperatures from 20 °C, which allows you to wash your clothes responsibly and carefully.
At Home Healthy Home, we invite you to try our Laundry Soap for babies and sensitive skin Nº12 , which has been specially developed for people with sensitive skin, babies and children. It is suitable for white and colored laundry as well as cotton, linen, hemp and blended fabrics from 20°C. Thanks to its high efficiency, it preserves colors, eliminates dirt and bacteria, and can be used both for hand washing and in high-efficiency (HE) washing machines.
Remember that at Home Healthy Home we care about the environment and that is why we offer eco-refill options to reduce the environmental impact of our products. By choosing our natural detergents, you will not only be taking care of your skin and that of your family, but you will also be contributing to a more sustainable world.
In summary, protecting sensitive skin from irritations and allergies is essential to enjoy a comfortable and healthy life. Opting for natural detergents like our Laundry Soap Nº12 , made with organic Spanish olive oil, is an effective and responsible way to take care of both your skin and the environment. If you follow the tips mentioned in this article, you will notice a big difference in how you feel and how your clothes look.
We hope this information has been useful and helps you make more informed decisions about the care of your clothes and the well-being of your skin. We are always here to help you on your way to a healthier and more natural home. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to advise you and provide you with all the support you need.