How to Buy Laundry Detergent for Sensitive Skin


Sometimes you may notice itchy skin after you wash your clothes with new soap. Don't fret--you may have developed a reaction to the ingredients in the laundry detergent. Fortunately there are plenty of laundry detergents that are dye-free, scent-free and hypoallergenic that you can buy instead, which should work for your sensitive skin.

  • Search online for free samples of dye-free or scent-free detergents if you're unsure how your body may react. This prevents you from buying an entire bottle of detergent, only to find out that it doesn't agree with your sensitive skin.

  • Venture to the grocery store or superstore and look through the detergent selections. Some manufacturers have the words "free" or "clear" labeled on their bottles that are dye-free or scent-free. Some people have skin irritations caused by these ingredients, so it's helpful to know which detergents eliminated them. Or look for specific words on the bottle that say "for sensitive skin."

  • Check out organic stores and try out their laundry detergent. Organic stores are more likely to eliminate dyes and enzymes that might cause skin irritation.

  • Purchase baby detergent. It may sound silly, but there are certain detergents for infants that take sensitive skin into account. Many children develop skin irritations or eczema when they're infants, and sometimes it can be eliminated by washing clothes in this detergent.

  • Go green and make your own detergent. Search online for laundry soap recipes that use very few ingredients. Since you know what goes into the detergent, you can be sure that your skin won't break out in a rash due to excess chemicals or enzymes. Plus, it's better for the environment.

Tips & Warnings

  • Laundry detergent for sensitive skin may be more expensive than regular detergent. But it's best to keep your skin healthy and free from irritations, no matter how much money it is.
  • Keep in mind that everyone's skin is unique. One detergent that might work for you might cause someone else to break out.

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