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What are the best fabrics to wear if you have sensitive skin?

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Smooth, soft, natural fabrics, such as fine cotton and silk, feel best worn next to the skin. Cotton is cool; silk is warm. Both are absorbent and help draw body moisture away from the skin. Rayon and linen are also comfortable for sensitive skin, but they're heavier. Clothing should be loose fitting with few or no creases and folds.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Sensitive skin;" "Stress and skin;" and "Men's skin care."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Skin Rashes and Other Changes."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Sensitive skin;" "Stress and skin;" and "Men's skin care."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Skin Rashes and Other Changes."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 01, 2018

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