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For many years, my stance towards wool was don’t wear it! since it made me break out in hives. That is, until I went shopping one day and had to buy this beautiful purple wool dress...
It took me two winters to figure out how to wear it without itchiness (yes, yes, I’m a slave to fashion). :D

So here are my 3 tips for you fashion-loving, sensitive skin sufferers.

Note: I strongly advise people who are really sensitive to wool not to try this. If you are like our other sister Andrea, where even looking at wool makes her itchy, Do Not Try This!

 

自從多年前曾因毛衣起過敏感後,我一直對羊毛衣物的應對方法就是不穿!直到某天我看到這條漂亮的紫色連身裙.....
我花上了兩個冬天去研究怎樣穿這條裙子而不起敏感,終於得出以下三個結論,熱愛時裝但又深受敏感問題困擾的各位不妨一看!

注意:不建議對羊毛極度敏感的人嘗試。像是我妹Andrea見到羊毛已覺痕癢的話,就不要穿了!


Tip #1: If you’re going to sweat, ditch the wool

Sweat itself already irritates sensitive skin, and moisture on skin makes wool even itchier. So be lazy and don’t exert yourself too much!

Tip #2: Wear a 100% cotton, bamboo or silk undershirt/slip

Most people are actually not allergic to wool itself. It's wool’s coarse, short fibers that prick our sensitive skin, causing the itchiness and rash. The softness of cotton, the long fibers of silk, and antibacterial bamboo fibers is a protective layer between you and wool.

Tip #3: Wear wool in cool, dry environment

My office, like all Hong Kong offices, is freezing 365 days a year, so it’s the perfect climate to wear wool. Something to look forward to on a blah gray weekday!

 

Tip #1: 容易出汗,就不要穿羊毛了

出汗本身已經刺激到敏感皮膚,穿毛衣時皮膚上如有汗珠則會更加痕癢。所以,讓自己舒服一點吧,不要穿了!

Tip #2: 穿100%純棉、夾絲或絲質底打底衣物

很多人其實不是對羊毛本身敏感,只是因為毛質粗糙及短纖才刺激到敏感皮膚,造成紅癢。而柔軟的棉質、長纖的絲質或抗菌的夾絲纖維可作肌膚和羊毛之間的保護網。

Tip #3: 於清涼乾爽的地方穿

香港所有辦公室一年365日都像冰箱般寒冷,當然是穿著羊毛衣物的最佳場所,點綴一下平淡的上班日!
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