Experts say – Wash that new piece of clothing before you wear it!

Better safe than sorry!

I don’t know about you but I ALWAYS wash new clothing before I wear it for the first time. My husband thinks I’m crazy but after I show him this article he may think differently.

Experts say that there are a variety of harsh chemicals used in the manufacturing process that are NOT skin friendly.  Many of them can cause skin irritations or serious skin reactions of you are allergic to any of these chemicals.  That’s just one reason you should always WASH new clothing items before you wear them for the first time.

Not to mention how gross it is that someone may have tried the garment on before you and transferred bacteria, an infection, or lice (yes lice) to the garment.

Bathing suits now have a “no return” policy if the protective strip is missing from the private area – I say don’t even try a bathing suit on without your undergarments on.  I’d rather be safe than sorry especially when it comes to my heath and what you can pick up out there.

Moral of this story WASH your new clothing before you wear them!


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  1. I’ve ALWAYS washed clothes before wearing them! If my daughter wanted to wear something I had just purchased her, I’d wash it as soon as I got home for her.

  2. I’m with you all the way. I wash everything before I wear it. The small that lots of clothes have right off the rack is unpleasant.

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