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Why Laundry is Important to Skin

Why Laundry is Important to Skin

If you have sensitive skin, you know the effects can range from minor annoyance to major irritation. So, you likely pay close attention to the products you put directly on your skin.

But many people overlook the things that touch their skin the most. Your clothes, bedding, towels, and other fabrics are in direct contact with your skin nearly all day, every day.

Which means caring for laundry is also caring for skin. 

Laundry care is skin care

Just like you choose the right skincare products for your skin, you should consider what laundry detergent works best for your skin.

If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to choose a sensitive-skin laundry detergent. That’s because a tiny bit of detergent stays in your clothes even after you wash them. And that can be enough to aggravate your skin.

A good sensitive-skin laundry detergent does more than just leave out the dyes and perfumes.  Every ingredient should be chosen for its effectiveness at cleaning and gentleness on skin.

And that’s exactly how all® free clear formulates its products. Every ingredient is chosen and tested to be gentle for sensitive skin.

all® free clear is the #1 dermatologist recommended brand for sensitive skin. It’s 100% free of perfumes and dyes, features a hypoallergenic formula, and is the first laundry detergent brand awarded the Seal of Acceptance from the National Eczema Association.

If you want to learn more about how to choose the right sensitive skin laundry detergent, read Selecting a sensitive skin laundry detergent. 

How to build a sensitive skin laundry routine

Skincare routines are an important part of skin health. Now, it’s time to build the right laundry routine for sensitive skin.

  • Keep it clean before you clean – just like your makeup brushes and washcloths are clean before you use them, make sure your washer and dryer are free of mold and lint before washing and drying clothes.
  • Wash before you wear – dyes, chemicals, and other irritating toxins can be trapped in fabric from the store or facility where it was made. Be sure to wash new clothes, towels, and linens before you use them.
  • Choose sensitive-skin products – use sensitive skin laundry detergent like all® free clear. If you use fabric softeners and dryer sheets, make sure those are also gentle on skin.
  • The rinse cycle is your friend – if you have allergies or your clothes are extra dirty, use an extra rinse cycle to help ensure more skin-irritating allergens and soils are washed away.
  • Stain remover alternative –before using heavy stain removers, consider pre-treating or soaking stains in a sensitive-skin laundry detergent.
  • Use the dryer, not a clothesline – drying clothes outdoors can trap allergens. Alternatively, use a drying rack indoors.

Want more information about sensitive skin, including best practices for dealing with it? Head over to the article All About Sensitive Skin to learn more!

Relevant Products in this Article

  • all® free clear liquid laundry detergent, THE ORIGINAL

  • all® free clear MIGHTY PACS® laundry detergent, THE ORIGINAL

  • all® free clear dryer sheets