Washing Powder for people with dry and itchy skin
Clinical research by Clemson University School of Textiles and Polymer Science has found that washing clothes in regular washing powders and detergents add a measurable amount of weight (contamination) to clothes.
Within ten washes, washing with regular detergents could add up to two per cent to the weight of the clothes.
This means that after ten washes, you are effectively adding one whole heaped kitchen tablespoon of washing powder to your clothes, putting your skin in constant contact with the chemicals within the washing powder.
Many well-known washing powder brands include a number of irritants, such as chlorine, benzene and alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs).
APEs are bioaccumulative which means that once they enter a living organism they can accumulate in tissue over time – APEs have been detected in human blood and breast milk.
For people who suffer eczema and other dry, flakey skin conditions, the presence of these chemicals (can further aggravate their condition.
When sensitive skin comes into contact with the residue from these chemicals left on clothes, a chemical reaction can take place, damaging already vulnerable skin.
Natural Washing Powder for Eczema
Tests were undertaken to create a natural cleanser that would effectively and hygienically clean clothes, but without the use of harsh chemicals that damage your skin.
Skin Salve skin care products and the unique laundry powder have been sold worldwide for over 30 years and are known to help beat eczema, dermatitis and other dry skin conditions by minimising exposure to harmful chemicals.
As featured in The Daily Mail (Click to View Article)