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Why choose natural materials ?This may make you smile but it is really not a joke. Numerous studies show that the toxins released by the synthetic materials we wear can be absorbed by the skin and some of their side effects are infertility, respiratory diseases, cancer and contact dermatitis (skin irritations). And the more you wear them, the greater the risk.
Clothes are our second skin and the direct contact with our environment. Our skin interacts with the elements outside by absorbing air, light, heat and rejecting toxins. Any interference with this process can have direct consequences on our body. This is exacerbated when you practice a sport activity and your body needs to receive and reject various chemical elements for its proper functioning.
Synthetic fibers are made from petroleum and are present in the majority of the clothing you wear. These fibers block the exchange of air, capture moisture and thus promote the development of bacteria on the clothes you wear, which is why these synthetic fibers give off bad odors after a few hours and why these clothes cause allergies in some people. In addition, these fibers are electrostatically charged which can alter our nervous system causing stress and affecting the proper functioning of many vital organs.
Most natural fabrics are biodegradable, moisture wicking, breathable, durable, heat sensitive and naturally repellent to mold and dirt.
Those synthetics that hurt you- Polyester is one of the most popular and widely used synthetic fabrics. Although it can be produced with a blend of natural components, such as cotton, to avoid wrinkles and tears, its effect on our health can still be harmful. When you wear polyester, your skin has a hard time breathing. In addition, the increase in body temperature contributes to the release of chemicals from this fabric that are then absorbed by your skin.
- Nylon: Socks, lingerie, underwear, tights and many other everyday garments are made of nylon. It is durable and inexpensive to produce, which explains its popularity. At the same time, nylon is not the best choice for wearing on bare skin. Nylon clothing does not absorb sweat from the skin, which can cause bad odors and skin infections. During its production, the fabric is bleached or dyed with various chemicals. Wearing it on your skin can also cause various irritations.
- Viscose: Viscose is a fiber made from cellulose chemically converted from wood pulp. Not only is the production of this material dangerous, but wearing it can also be unhealthy. Viscose fabric can emit toxic substances that can cause nausea, headaches, vomiting, chest and muscle pain and insomnia. In addition to all this, its production is highly polluting to the environment.
- Acrylic: Acrylic fabrics are made from acrylonitrile, which is a carcinogen and mutagen. Exposure to this substance can cause a variety of health problems. These include headaches, nausea, dizziness, breathing difficulties, limb weakness, and many others. By wearing acrylic fabrics, you run the risk of absorbing some of the acrylonitrile into your skin.
- Spandex or Lycra: These types of fabrics are extremely stretchy and many form-fitting garments are made with them, such as sports bras, leggings, T-shirts, support underwear, tights, bikinis, etc. Like other synthetic fabrics, they are made from harmful chemicals such as polyurethane, which is also considered carcinogenic. Prolonged contact with these fabrics can cause skin irritations like dermatitis.
Natural materials you should adopt
- Cotton: it is breathable, absorbs fluids from the skin, protects from heat in summer and cold in winter, and is hypoallergenic and durable. It is one of the best fabrics you can wear to provide your skin with maximum comfort.
- Merino wool: this is an all-natural material that regulates temperature and moisture and does not lose its shape or sag over time. On the contrary, it is soft, light and offers a great deal of comfort.
- Merino wool: this is an all-natural material that regulates temperature and humidity and does not lose its shape or sag over time. On the contrary, it is soft, light and also offers natural UV protection! Alpaca wool can also be a good alternative.
- Cashmere: This is a very precious and valuable material. No heavy chemicals are used to create the smooth, silky feel of cashmere, and it feels amazing and pleasant on the skin all by itself.
- Hemp: This textile has served mankind for thousands of years. It is known for its strength and durability. It is the best natural material when it comes to keeping its shape and not stretching. Plus, the more you wear it, the softer it gets.
- Silk: Not only does this soft fabric have a luxurious texture, but it also has many health benefits! It can slow down aging, help fight eczema and asthma, have an anti-fungal effect, help avoid allergies, and improve sleep!
- Bamboo: This is an interesting new alternative to traditional natural fabrics. Bamboo textiles are just as soft and silky as other natural fabrics, but also hypoallergenic, highly breathable and thermoregulating. It can absorb moisture from the skin even better than cotton and protect you from UV rays like merino wool. In addition, it is biodegradable.
- Linen: it is a very comfortable and durable material. It is also easy to maintain and suitable for all seasons. Like other natural textiles, it has hypoallergenic properties, is very comfortable and allows your skin to breathe.
Although natural clothing is more expensive, it is relevant to choose it when you can, because not only is it more beneficial to you, but it also helps save the environment. 100% natural clothing is difficult to find and can sometimes be fragile, so choose clothing with less synthetic materials and more natural materials.