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Do Linen Shirts Irritate Your Skin?

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Linen has often been said to be one of the healthiest fabrics for your skin. It’s a fabric that allows for breath-ability. It gives off the sensation of weightlessness when it is worn. Because of this, linen shirts tend to be some of the healthiest options for summer clothes. Along with being a light fabric, it is also hypo-allergenic and anti-bacterial.  It can absorb water easily without making the fabric feel wet. This is due to the large amount of pectins located inside of the fabric. Pectins are what hold fibers together. A higher concentration of them results in greater ability to absorb water. Linen shirts do not irritate your skin, and instead offer many benefits.

Sources:

Masters of Linen

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