According to multiple studies, approximately 71% of responders around the world self-identify as having sensitive skin. That’s a big number.* If you feel the same way, it may make sense to try laundry detergents that are formulated to be gentle on your skin.
If you are experiencing skin irritation, perhaps explore a few changes to your laundry routine.
- Detergent: Look for non-anionic detergents that are free of dyes and perfumes. We recommend our all free clear product line. Our detergent brand is the #1 Recommended detergent brand by dermatologists, allergists, and pediatricians for sensitive skin, and is clinically shown to be gentle on skin, while removing 99% of top everyday and seasonal allergens.†
- Fabric Softener: If you use fabric softener, we suggest choosing a hypoallergenic option that is free of dyes and perfumes. We recommend all® free clear fabric softener for sensitive skin that can soften your laundry while being gentle on your skin.
- Dryer Sheets: There are also dryer sheets formulated to be gentle on your skin as well. We suggest all free clear® dryer sheets, 100% fragrance- and dye-free, to help reduce static and keep your fabrics soft.
Here are several benefits you may find from using these free-and-clear laundry products.
Because free and clear detergents tend to be hypoallergenic, dye and fragrance-free, and gentle on sensitive skin, they are a good choice for washing baby clothes and linen like onesies and baby blankets. These detergents can still be gentle for baby while taking on the important task of cleaning milk and baby food stains. For tougher stains, we would recommend pretreating before the wash cycle.
You don’t have to be a baby to benefit from a hypoallergenic detergent. If you have dry skin, opting for a mild detergent may make a difference and help minimize potential for skin irritation from irritants in dyes and perfumes.
If you or a family member suffer from eczema, you are not alone. Try a mild detergent like all® Free Clear to see if it helps.
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† Dog and cat dander, dust mite matter, ragweed pollen, grass/tree pollen. all® free clear is not intended to prevent or treat allergies.