Enjoying a new outfit too much to notice it’s not the most comfortable thing in the world? We’ve all been there, but research suggests what we wear can have a pretty big impact on our health — and not always for the better. Synthetic fabrics can be especially problematic, potentially causing skin irritation — known as dermatitis — and trapping too much moisture preventing the skin from being able to breathe. Some can even play host to irritating fungus. (Ew.) Check clothing labels for the fabric composition, pay attention to which fabrics cause irritation, and avoid them in the future.
The Takeaway: Pay attention to what fabrics you’re wearing to avoid chronic skin irritation.
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