If you have eczema, you know how painful the dry skin and bubbly rash that often occurs with this condition can be. It most often appears in the knees and elbow joints, on the back of hands and even on your scalp, and comes with such intense itching that you may just feel desperate for relief.

But the good news is that there is an easy and natural treatment option: go shopping for new clothes. The only catch, though, is that you have to shop at places that carry hemp clothing. This all-natural, hypoallergenic fabric be a good choice for anyone with especially sensitive skin and in some cases, can actually help prevent, or at least lessen, your worst skin symptoms.

A Common Condition

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, eczema is a common reaction that most commonly affects people who have other allergy symptoms (either themselves or at least within their immediate families), including hay fever and asthma.

If you yourself are prone to the uncomfortable condition, you will likely be willing to try anything, including wearing hemp, which has the potential to help your irritated skin to heal and feel better.

Organic Options

In many cases, people who suffer from eczema believe that the chemicals used to treat modern clothing fabrics can be triggering their eczema itch and other symptoms, or at least making them worse. That’s why some of them are turning to hemp and other similar organic options that are grown without pesticides and other chemicals, making them safer for you and also safer for your skin.

Benefits of Hemp
If you want to wear hemp, of course your choices will be a bit limited. But if you are willing to shop at online specialty retailers that carry eco-friendly items, you will be able to find a range of hemp clothing styles in different colors and designs perfect to fit many sizes tastes. In exchange for the smaller range of choices, you will be gaining hemp’s natural properties that can be better for your health and skin, as well as for the environment.

In fact, the North American Industrial Hemp Council says that hemp grows without the need for pesticides of herbicides, unlike cotton, which makes it a safer bet even if you don’t have skin allergies.  In addition, it is absorbent and mildew resistant, naturally wicking moisture on your body away from your skin. And it can help the body adjust to different temperatures, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It also naturally blocks out the sun’s harmful rays, providing one more layer to the challenge of keeping your skin safe. Finally, it is antibacterial, making it resistant to odors and hypoallergenic, too.  

All of these factors make hemp a wise choice to consider next time you want to invest in some new wardrobe staples and finally scratch that eczema itch for good.