Laundry advice for people with sensitive skin

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If you have sensitive skin, you know the problem of itchy sweaters, scratchy underwear and uncomfortable rashes. This may be caused by detergent residue on your clothes. With the right steps, you can wash your clothes thoroughly and minimize the amount of detergent residue, helping to protect your sensitive skin. Follow our tips below to take the first step to itch free skin!

1. Choose hypoallergenic products (from detergents to fabric softeners).
They are free of dyes and fragrances.

2. Try liquid products.
They tend to leave fewer residues than powders.

3. Consider using a liquid fabric softener.
Clothes treated with a fabric softener have a potential benefit for people with sensitive skin.

4. Extra rinse.
Use your washing machine’s second or “extra rinse” setting if it has one.

5. Wash what’s new.
Such as clothing, bedding, and cloth napkins before you use them.

6. Fully loaded.
Only load your washer with just the right amount of clothes so the detergent can dissolve correctly.

7. Take care when hand-washing clothes.
Be sure to allow the detergent to dissolve in the water and rinse well. You may also want to wear gloves.

8. Don’t over-soap.
Use only the amount of detergent suggested on the label.

9. Wash everything your baby comes into contact with.
(plush toys, bedding, blankets, parent and caregiver clothes, towels) before being used for the first time.

10. Babies’ clothes, bedding and towels.
Separate your babies’ clothes, bedding, and towels from the rest of your laundry.

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