Bamboo for sensitive skin

The Benefits of Bamboo Sheets for Sensitive Skin

Getting a good, uninterrupted night's sleep might be as simple as changing your sheets. You might think that sounds too good to be true. If you have sensitive skin, are a hot sleeper, or simply are environmentally conscious, then soft, comfortable, and eco-friendly organic bamboo sheets might be the answer to some of your dilemmas.

For many people with skin sensitivities, the first things that come to mind when dealing with their skin issues are serums, creams, oils, and medications, all designed to help manage their condition. What if there was a way to improve your skin simply by changing your bedding?

If you're one of the thousands of Australians with sensitive skin, you might want to learn more about the benefits of natural organic bamboo duvets sets, sheets sets and pillowcases.

What Are Bamboo Sheets?

Bamboo bed sheets are manufactured from their namesake, the fibres of the bamboo plant. Due to the extraordinary length of bamboo fibres, it is perfect for creating long and thin threads which can then be woven into fabric. These features allow more space to weave the thread together, increasing the thread count. Unlike cotton, bamboo's thread count weighs less in the softness and overall quality of bamboo sheets. This lighter weight doesn't impact the luxurious feel that people desire in their bedding. In fact, bamboo feels similar to silk.

Why is bamboo so much better for your skin?

Here's what makes organic bamboo the ideal material for duvets sets and sheets for those suffering from acne, eczema, and other skin conditions.

Bamboo resists bacteria

Unlike cotton sheets, which can hold moisture and create the perfect breeding environment for bacteria, bamboo fabric is both antibacterial and hypoallergenic. Bamboo sheets and duvet covers wick moisture from your skin, leaving your sheets fresh and hygienic, resulting in fewer dermal flare-ups. As bed bugs and dust mites can also cause skin irritation or itchy skin, you'll be pleased to know these microscopic pests are much less likely to survive in bamboo due to the fabric's naturally occurring hypoallergenic properties. 

Bamboo is temperature regulating

The thermoregulating properties of bamboo mean you're less likely to sweat at night, keeping your skin hydrated. Bamboo fabric contains millions of tiny gaps, which help keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter. The thermoregulation minimises the risk of itchy skin and irritability due to overheating.

Bamboo prevents friction with your skin

Organic bamboo duvets sets are silky smooth, so the fabric prevents friction between your bedding and your skin. Not only does the fabric's inherent smoothness reduce the appearance of facial 'sleep wrinkles,' the silky-soft feel of our bamboo sheets is like silk, equivalent to 1000 thread count in cotton.

Even better, while many sheets lose their softness and become rough with regular washing, bamboo sheets stay soft on your skin and become softer as you wash them, especially treated with delicate care and eco-friendly laundry detergent.

Bamboo won't absorb skincare products

Unlike cotton, organic bamboo bedding won't absorb as much of the the moisturisers or face creams you apply at night. More product will stay on your face, making them more effective at resolving skin conditions.

Bamboo fabric is manufactured without toxic chemicals

One of the significant reasons to use organic bamboo bedding for sensitive skin is that no harmful chemicals are used during the manufacturing process. Unlike cotton and other heavily processed linens with toxic chemicals, bleach, and pesticides, we make our organic bamboo sateen bedding without any nasty chemicals. It's gentle on sensitive skin, including acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. 

Bamboo is sustainable

As one of the fastest-growing plants on earth, bamboo requires little water and no pesticides to enhance its growth, making it an eco-friendly resource. Bamboo is naturally pest-resistant, can help rebuild eroded soil, and is fast growing.

It only takes three or four years to go from seed to harvest and because the root network is large, it will regenerate without needing to be replanted. The environmental impact that the bamboo plant has, when farmed well, is overwhelmingly positive.

Bamboo sheets and bedding for the win

If you're looking for a quick fix to skin conditions, consider upgrading your bedding to organic bamboo sheets and duvets sets.

The bacteria-resistant and temperature-regulating features of bamboo bedding will do wonders in keeping skin healthier while ensuring your serums and essential skin treatments stay on your face rather than on your pillowcase. 

How to care for your bamboo sheets

How you care for your sheets can significantly affect your skin's reactivity. We always recommend using fragrance-free detergents and skipping dryer sheets and fabric softeners containing fragrances or preservatives.

A good alternative is a set of wool dryer balls. 

Bamboo sheets are also good for your hair

A bonus is that bamboo's silky-smooth properties make it an excellent choice if you're looking to reduce frizz, minimize breakage, and keep your hair looking good after a night of sleep.

While a silk pillowcase has long been touted as a game-changer in frizz reduction, bamboo is more affordable than silk, and it’s manufacture processes are vegan with no animal cruelty.

Enjoy the softness of bamboo bed sheets for years

You can find out more about how to care for your bamboo sheets by reading and bookmarking our guide to caring for bamboo sheets. With good care, you can expect to enjoy our soft, durable, and comfortable on sensitive skin bamboo bedding for a decade or more. With the proper care, your eco-friendly OLARA bamboo sheets will keep luxuriously smooth, wash after wash, year after year. 

OLARA – your one-stop shop for bamboo sheets and bedding.

At OLARA, our mission is to create luxurious home textiles from sustainable natural fibres suited to your aesthetic, climate, and lifestyle.

With a focus on beauty and sustainability, OLARA combines premium quality with comfort and sustainability so that you can create the ultimate self-care sanctuary in your bedroom. 

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