Do you have sensitive skin? Does the majority of cloth material irritate your skin or even give you rashes? The solution is to use bamboo fabric - especially for items that sit closest to your skin.
Bamboo is Hypoallergenic
Bamboo has a natural component known as bamboo kun. When you use bamboo cloth, which is made from textile naturally spun from bamboo fibres, you get its benefits. Bamboo kun is what protects the bamboo plant from insects and harmful bacteria and microbes in its environment that can damage the plant. Bamboo kun is the reason why the bamboo plant can grow tall and strong without the use of any pesticides.
When you use bamboo cloth, you are giving yourself a layer of protection against harmful elements in your environment that can cause skin irritation. This includes bacteria and microbes as well as allergens. What’s more, because bamboo kun is essentially an antimicrobial agent, you get added odour protection when you use bamboo cloth.
Bamboo is Chemical-Free
Because bamboo grows without the use of pesticides and natural bamboo fabric is made without the use of chemical processing, it is very gentle on your skin. Most items that are used close to the skin are made from cotton because this was the softest and most absorbent material in common use for the manufacture of clothing and bedding.
Unfortunately, cotton is a very sensitive plant that requires the use of a lot of pesticides to keep it from being eaten up by insects and blight. The usual processing of cotton also requires the addition of chemical substances to break it down to make the fibres more accessible. These pesticides and other chemicals are absorbed by the cotton plant as it grows, becoming part of it and the fibres that become your clothes and bedding. This means that you are putting pesticides and chemicals right next to your skin when you wear cotton garments.
Bamboo is Super Soft and Durable
Bamboo cloth is much softer than your average cotton material, comparable only to the most premium of cotton fabrics. Bamboo is so soft because its fibres are soft. Bamboo fibres are rounded on the ends and do not easily fray because they are so durable. This means that there are no sharp edges that can scratch your skin.
Although the individual fibres are quite small, together, they can really make a difference. The fibres of other common materials actually have sharp ends and the cheaper varieties easily fray. This is what makes them rough to the touch. When you use bamboo, you are putting only the softest fibres next to your skin.
Bamboo cloth may be more expensive than the average cotton variety, but it’s well worth the investment. It will not irritate your skin, of course, and you will not have to replace it as often. When you use bamboo, you are making a wise investment in material that will last a long time. Plus, it grows even softer after many washings as the fibres settle instead of piling and fraying like most other fibres.
Bamboo is Highly Absorbent and Thermoregulating
You should use bamboo for sensitive skin mostly because it is much more absorbent than cotton. Many types of skin irritation begin with having too much moisture resting on the skin. Bamboo material is so absorbent and is also moisture wicking. It draws moisture away from your skin quickly and releases it to the surface of the fabric to evaporate.
Cotton is also highly absorbent, which is why it is the preferred choice for undergarments. Cotton, however, stays wet when it gets wet. When you use bamboo, you have a material that aids evaporation so that it dries quickly. That’s also a plus when you live in an area where the rain never stops and it’s difficult to dry your laundry.
If that wasn’t enough, bamboo is also thermoregulating. This means that it leaves you feeling cool when it’s hot out and keeps you warm when it’s cool. This has a lot to do with its wicking properties. When you use bamboo, your body releases only the excess heat. And when it’s really hot, this means releasing a lot of body heat that would otherwise make you sweat more. Bamboo not only absorbs any sweat, but helps you stay cool so you don’t sweat as much. For those with sensitive skin, you know how much your skin gets irritated when you sweat.
Bamboo is the natural choice for people with sensitive skin. Bamboo has a natural antimicrobial agent that protects your skin against harmful substances, including odour-causing bacteria. Natural bamboo is grown and processed without added chemical elements that can cause irritation. Bamboo is also moisture wicking and absorbent as well as thermoregulating so your body stays dry and at a comfortable temperature so you always feel fresh.