As an allergy sufferer, you may have sensitive skin or react to allergens that build up on your clothes when they don’t get washed away. To help keep your allergy symptoms at bay, make sure you follow these tips for doing laundry. Every little bit helps in the fight against pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and other indoor and outdoor allergens!
Use the Right Detergent
The same perfumes and ingredients that make laundry detergent smell incredible are also the ingredients that are harsh on sensitive skin. This obviously means you may have to give up your favorite scent in order to take care of your sensitive skin. On the bright side, there are plenty of great products to choose from that don’t use dyes, perfumes, or other ingredients that are troublesome for allergy sufferers. If you don’t know where to start, this list can help you become familiarized with popular products.
Use Hot Water
Hot water is the best way to get rid of allergens. That’s why it is no surprise that washing your clothes in hot water is the best way to free your wardrobe from pesky allergens. Make sure you are reading the tags on all of your clothes before you wash them in hot water. For clothes that are more delicate and must be washed in cold water, research shows that rinsing laundry twice in cold water is effective.
When it comes to bedding, you want to put in extra effort to make sure that it is allergen free or you may never break free from your allergy symptoms. Laying down every night on a mattress and bedding that has trapped pollen, pet dander, and dust mites is an allergy sufferer’s worst nightmare (pun intended)! Luckily, an allergy mattress protector and hot water washable comforter will keep your bed a sanctuary, and not allergens’ favorite hangout.
With these tips and tricks, you can kick allergens to the curb for good and breathe easy! What are your laundry tips for saying goodbye to pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens?
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