Here’s why you should always wash new clothes before wearing them | The Guardian Nigeria News

by Oreoritse Tariemi

January 07, 2022 | 1:50 pm

If you wear new clothes without washing them, you are doing something really wrong. In the excitement of making new purchases, it’s no surprise that many people wear new clothes just by taking them off without washing them. If this is you, then you are doing everything wrong. But don’t worry,…

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If you wear new clothes without washing them, you are doing something really wrong.

In the excitement of making new purchases, it’s no surprise that many people wear new clothes just by taking them off without washing them. If this is you, then you are doing everything wrong. But don’t worry, this old habit can’t be learned, and we’ll tell you why you should give it up in the new year.

Here’s why you should always wash new clothes before wearing them.

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One interesting detail about adulthood is having the ability to buy anything you want as long as you can afford it, and one of those clothes is clothes. In fact, shopping can be therapeutic, and no one says no to new clothes.

But! Before you put on a great new dress right after you take it off, here are some great reasons to wash it well:

  • New dresses are not entirely new:

Well yes! These items are relatively new, given that you bought them and they still have the tag on, but have you thought about how many other people might have tried them before? Mostly not.

There is a greater chance that at least one person will try to dress before it becomes yours. In the same way, you try on other clothes that you end up owning to other people.

Before you ask what if I buy on Instagram? Here’s some not-so-shocking news, some sellers have models experimenting with pieces to create content for the brand. And even if they don’t, those clothes have been handled by someone and spent some time packing them up before they reach you.

So, you should probably run it through the washing machine.

  • Washing removes skin irritants:

New clothes are usually chemically treated, whether they are stain repellents, color stabilizers, anti-wrinkle agents, or softness enhancers; These chemicals are great skin irritants.

Another well-known secret is that companies sometimes use urea-formaldehyde to enhance the texture of various fabrics and reduce wrinkles in clothes. Now, these irritants may not bother everyone, but if you have sensitive skin, caution is needed as you may find yourself with a rash.

Also, let’s not forget the dyes, dyes in new clothes can cause allergic contact dermatitis, an immune reaction to allergens that affect your sensitive skin. These rashes may last for several weeks and are difficult to get rid of.

Since apparel manufacturers are also not required to disclose their treatments and finishes by law, we don’t know how much harm these chemicals can cause, and there’s no need to risk it.

Cleaning new clothes

If you’re worried that your new clothes may wear out, gentle hand washing or delicate washing won’t hurt anyone. To sanitize your items, be sure to read the label to check if warm water is safe and if it is, dip it in the correct spot. Also, be sure to double-check that the color is not working to keep your clothes in perfect condition.

To ensure that they are properly sterilized, UV rays are a great disinfectant. Before you go to buy one, remember that the sun is full of it. Spread your clothes out in the sunlight for a few hours to get the best result.

Our final world

We now understand that waiting to put on your new clothes can be long and painful, but the wait is definitely worth it. A little reminder to check the care labels on your clothing to ensure the item is not damaged.

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