Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that affects over 10% of the population. It’s characterized by red, dry, and extremely itchy patches of skin. Because of its itchy nature, it can be difficult to get through the day or night without scratching or feeling uncomfortable. To ease symptoms and find relief from clothing irritants, we’ll cover the best eczema undergarments for sensitive skin in this post. Read on!
Please keep in mind that although what we discuss in this post can relieve eczema, we are in no way medical professionals. If you’re experiencing severe eczema symptoms like an infection, it is best to seek medical advice immediately.
Are you Allergic to your Clothes?
Researchers aren’t exactly sure what causes eczema but it’s believed to be linked to genetic and environmental factors. Some of the top triggers for eczema include stress, sweat, certain foods, and even clothes. Known as textile dermatitis, a clothing allergy occurs when the skin has a negative reaction to the fabrics it comes into contact with. The main culprits of clothing allergies include polyester, latex, wool, nylon and spandex.
Eczema Relief Clothing
While skincare is an important part of eczema healing, wearing eczema-friendly clothing can help speed up the healing process. For sensitive skin, it’s important to consider the materials and dyes used in the creation of your garments.
Synthetic fibers such as rayon and nylon should be avoided, while hypoallergenic material is best. Some of our favorite fabrics for eczema-prone skin include organic cotton, biodegradable bamboo and TENCEL. Clothes made from these soft materials are sure to soothe and protect the skin rather than irritate it.
Undergarments for Eczema
As mentioned earlier, clothes can be a top trigger for eczema flare ups. This can be frustrating – especially when you just bought a new blouse or shirt! Luckily, there are some helpful undergarments for eczema that you can wear underneath regular clothes to prevent your skin coming into contact with clothing irritants. Check out some of our favorites below:
Remedywear™ (TENCEL + Zinc) Tank Top for Adults - To protect your back, chest, and stomach, wear this Remedywear™ tank top. Stretchy and form-fitting, it’s a perfect undershirt for eczema as it truly fits like a second skin. Made with cooling TENCEL and embedded with anti-inflammatory zinc fibers, it not only protects the skin but it helps boost the healing process too.
Remedywear™ (TENCEL + Zinc) Tank Top for Kids - This protective undershirt for eczema is great for kids dealing with eczema on their chest or back. Featuring moisture-wicking sweat control, it’s comfortable to wear under every day clothing or as an overnight dry wrap treatment.
Remedywear™ (TENCEL + Zinc) MEN'S Boxer Briefs - These fitted boxer briefs are perfect to wear for jock itch and buttocks or scrotal eczema. Thanks to their moisture-wicking properties, there’s no need to worry about chafing or sweaty irritation. Plus, the latex-free elastic waist band and stretchy material ensures the fabric stays in place without any rubbing, sliding, or pinching.
Women's Latex Free Panties - 100% Organic Cotton - Low Rise Brief - 2 Pack - Protect your sensitive skin with these latex-free panties. The 100% organic cotton is chemical-free and there are absolutely no synthetic materials used! For feminine comfort, the underwear also includes a double panel crotch liner with concealed stitches.
Remedywear™ (TENCEL + Zinc) Bra - This hypoallergenic bra provides light support without annoying underwire. Made without latex, nylon or nickel, it provides soothing relief for bra line eczema and nipple eczema. It also features moisture-wicking sweat control and uses only allergy-safe dyes. For comfort and relief, wear overnight or during the day as you see fit.
Bio: Laura is a contributor and content developer for The Eczema Company. She is in no way a medical professional. Her comments, suggestions, and reflections are not intended to replace any medical advice. Always seek the help of a medical professional before undertaking any diet or lifestyle changes.