Did you know? Cotton helps to keep the vagina free of excessive moisture, hence allowing the area to breathe. This helps prevent yeast infections, and also prevent any disturbance in the natural PH balance which will cause vaginal itching. It is also especially important to wear cotton underwear throughout the day, especially during times of high humidity, as this can prevent heat and odor to build up in the area.
To add on, since cotton is hypoallergenic, by wearing it, you are guaranteed that you’re wearing the safest piece of clothing on your skin. It’s also free from chemicals that can cause rashes or even develop allergies in the long run.
In a recent survey, 45% of people commented that they don’t always change their underwear, while 13% mentioned that they wear the same pair for a week or longer.
Dirt, wet, or sweaty underwear, like the same for all your other clothing, with extended wear, will lead to a build-up of bacteria, yeast and fungi. Wearing dirty underwear also traps sweat, dirt, sweat and oil – which sits on your skin – resulting in not only bad odor, clogged pores, but it also increases the risk of pimples and haemorrhoids being formed.
Going to bed without underwear is always a source of contention. Not everyone is aware of the benefits of sleeping without underwear.
Reduced bacterial and yeast infections is one of them. Bacteria and yeast thrive in warm, moist environments, which can be created by certain types of underwear, such as those that are too tight or made of synthetic fabrics. Sweat gets trapped against our skin and causes bacterial growth, which is especially common in hotter climates like ours.
Without a cloth barrier, the area can breathe overnight, preventing moisture from accumulating and creating an environment for bacteria to grow.
Natural laundry detergent is a type of cleaning agent that is used to clean underwear, bra and other fabrics. There are advantages to using natural detergent, gentle on sensitive skin is one of them.
Formulas containing synthetic dyes, optical brighteners, and fragrances may cause allergic reactions in people with eczema and other skin conditions. To avoid itching, rashes, and other irritations, anyone with sensitive skin should use a pared-down laundry detergent made with natural ingredients.
Not only that, but natural detergent prevents staining and colour deterioration in underwear without compromising quality, wickability, or performance.
Eventhough the risk isn’t high, but wearing worn-out underwear can really pose a health problem. If the pair doesn’t fit anymore, they might seal in moisture that would normally be wicked away. And if the seams of your underwear are frayed, they might irritate your skin and result in cuts or abrasions that increase the risk of infection.
Buying new underwear every 6 to 12 months, and when your underwear shows signs of being past its expiration date. It's not always easy to tell when your underwear is on its last legs. You are the one who must deviate. When your underwear reaches its expiration date or is ready to retire, it will display the following sign: