CAN THE CLOTHES I WEAR MAKE MY ECZEMA/PSORIASIS WORSE?
If you are currently struggling with a skin condition, this article is for you.
From the time I was diagnosed with psoriasis at 11, no one ever mentioned the importance of the fabrics I chose to wear on my body. Sure I was focused on feeling comfortable and loose clothing was a must so that the clothes didn’t wipe away the greasy creams and ointments I lathered my skin with to simply feel free to move without pain. But I did very quickly realise that the type of material my clothing was made of had the potential to make the psoriasis appear more red, feel itchier and cause extreme pain.
So which fabrics should you avoid?
All synthetic/man made fabric. These fabrics are very irritating to sensitive skin and more so to skin rashes. They cause tiny scratches in the skin rash that leads you to feel irritated and so you start scratching your rash which makes it worse.
Secondly these fabrics don’t breathe so the skin feels hot and irritated. Again causing you to feel the need to scratch your skin, resulting in exacerbated lesions.