5 most dangerous skin tissue
What are the criteria for choosing clothes? It should be fashionable, comfortable, beautiful, fit our body shape and color and skin and hair. It’s like that. But often we forget about another necessary quality of the things we wear – about their safety. In fact, many tissues can negatively affect the skin, causing irritation, allergic reactions, even fatigue and headaches.
Synthetics – no?
It is believed that synthetic clothing is harmful, since the body “does not breathe” in it, and natural fabrics should be worn: cotton, silk, wool and linen. Indeed, it was once so. But today synthetic materials have been created that perfectly allow air to pass through, absorb sweat well, and dry quickly. An example would be the so-called membrane materials from which sportswear is sewn.
At the same time, in the manufacture of fabrics from natural materials, often harmful chemicals are used. Do you know that more than 8 thousand chemicals are used in the manufacture of fabrics? And these substances may well penetrate the skin. That is why cotton fabric, for example, processed, can be hazardous to health.
Nevertheless, the most dangerous fabrics for the skin are synthetic.
This synthetic fabric, invented about a hundred years ago, is made from polyamide. It is very durable, wear-resistant, does not crease, it is easy to wash. Use nylon for the production of stockings, tights, swimwear, underwear, as well as blouses, shirts and other clothes. But nylon practically does not let air through, does not absorb sweat. The skin in nylon does not breathe, overheats, moisturizes. And this leads to allergies, irritation, the spread of infection, including fungal infection.
Also a purely synthetic fabric derived from natural gas. Acrylic clothing can be confused with wool. She is warm, soft, bright and beautiful, but only new so far. When washing, the acrylic fabric stretches, rolls and loses its appearance.
The main disadvantage of acrylic is that it does not let air through and the body “does not breathe” in it, which leads to severe sweating. Sweat, accumulating under clothes, irritates the skin. In addition, acrylic is highly electrified.
Very popular material, from it sew and underwear, and outerwear. It is made from oil refined products.
Clothing made of polyester does not crease, keeps its shape, is pleasant to the body, it is easy to wash.
At the same time, this tissue does not let air in, does not allow the body to “breathe,” which, especially in summer, causes tangible discomfort: severe sweating, skin irritation and even a rash.
In addition, polyester accumulates static electricity, so it sticks to the body and collects dust.
But the main danger of polyester is monomers. These are molecules that for some reason were not involved in inert polymer chains. They can interact with air or water, releasing toxic substances, and cause harm to health.
Viscose can not be attributed to fully synthetic materials: it is made from cellulose – a natural material, but chemically. Just like natural fabrics, viscose allows air to pass through and absorbs moisture well. Various clothes are made from it, including children’s clothes, and underwear.
In the manufacture of viscose, various chemicals are used that process the fabric to give it wear resistance. It is these substances that can cause allergies, irritation, especially if the skin is hypersensitive.
Clothing made of bamboo fiber appeared on the shelves of our stores relatively recently. Sew from it and underwear, and bedding, and hosiery, and sportswear. Bamboo things are durable, soft, pleasant to the body, they allow air to pass through and absorb moisture perfectly.
It would seem that bamboo is a 100 percent natural material and should not be harmful to health. Is it so?
Bamboo fiber is quite tough, so it is chemically treated in the manufacture of fabric. And here danger can lurk. Produce fabric in China. How exactly it is made, what is painted, what substances are used is unknown.
It is likely that it is the chemical compounds that process bamboo that can cause allergies, irritation, and a rash. If after wearing bamboo or using bedding you have these signs or other symptoms of poor health, you should discard these products.