Hypoallergenic laundry detergent for dry, sensitive skin: Tip of the Day 7-29-22
Dry, itchy skin is super annoying. If you’re fighting this skin issue, or just have sensitive skin, experts say your laundry detergent might be contributing to the discomfort. Switching detergents could bring some relief.
Hypoallergenic laundry detergents are typically made with natural, gentle ingredients like enzymes that break down dirt, oil, and stains.
Apparently, the lines are grey for some companies in terms of what can be labeled as “hypoallergenic”. It might be helpful to check labels, check company websites, and look for certifications and verification of testing.
Bonus tip: If you have dry or sensitive skin, experts recommend that you skip using fabric softener or dryer sheets when washing and drying laundry. Researchers say these products have a fabric conditioner that is made with chemicals that can coat your clothing and dryer. Researchers also say these items could also decrease the flame retardant properties of baby clothing and should not be used on children’s laundry.
Instead, you may want to use wool dryer balls to soften laundry.