ADVICE: Have sensitive skin but still want to slay?

You asked and here is the answer brought to you by a gal with sensitive skin herself.

As a person who has sensitive skin herself, I think about this often! Recently, I've been reading the joker tickets onitems I've purchased to find out what kind of material they are made of. From personal experience, my two go-to fabrics are: 

Cotton and Silk

Cotton is generally highly absorbent and cool - in terms of body heat relation. That's why the majority of socks, t-shirts, underwear and bras are made from cotton because it is perfect for absorbing sweat but is also lightweight. It's machine washable and makes life a whole lot easier.

Photo by @Megbydesign

Photo by @Megbydesign

Now you may say, "but I'm allergic to cotton!" No problem, that's why we have alternatives. You can switch to organic cotton, which is suitable for people with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis or sensitive skin. It is made without pesticides or fertilizers AND is unbleached or dyed (Let the church say amen!).

Silk is my second go-to, because it feels nice against the skin and retains body heat. On the other hand, if you're on a budget then garments made of silk can become expensive. That is because silk is considered a luxurious fabric. The upkeep and care of it is different from cotton. You can toss a cotton t-shirt in the washing machine with no problems. But, with silk garments, it's advised that you hand wash them in cold water.

Vintage Silk Navy Blouse | Photo by @Sulkshop

Vintage Silk Navy Blouse | Photo by @Sulkshop

I hope you enjoyed my little tip as some of you may have already knew this and others, I just saved you an itch!