Why is cotton clothing better for odors than polyester?

The fabrics are in contact with the skin practically 100% of the time. We breathe the substances that these tissues can release both through the respiratory tract and through the skin. But we also transfer our natural substances, especially sweat, to our clothes.

What is sweat?

Sweat is the steam that emanates from the pores to cool the skin. If the body temperature rises, we sweat to try to return to our usual temperature of 36.5 degrees on average.

What is sweat made of?

Sweat is made up of 99% water and the rest of salts, fats and waste substances. These last two are the preferred food of bacteria. The sweat itself does not smell since the percentage of water is very high. But what happens if instead of allowing sweat to evaporate freely, you interpose a fabric?

If sweat doesn't smell, why do clothes?

Although sweat does not smell bad when you put a garment on it, the salts, fats and waste substances that make it up condense on the fabric, and it is the favorite food of bacteria. This is one of the main reasons why it is very important to wear fabrics that breathe and prevent the condensation of these substances.

Why does cotton smell less than polyester?

According to a study by the University of Alberta , in Canada, on the impact of fabrics on the human body, cotton and wool are fabrics that absorb liquid sweat while polyester and synthetic fibers repel it. Polyester, by not absorbing this sweat, does not let it pass and stays on the skin, bacteria appear feeding on the salts and fats that it likes, impregnating the fabrics with them. In this way, synthetic fabrics accumulate bacteria throughout the day that remain in contact with the skin.

Likewise, it is concluded that cotton is the best way to prevent odor, as well as other natural fiber garments.

Especially in underwear, the use of natural fabrics in intimate contact areas is highly recommended.

How does the smell affect Udhara's garments?

Udhara garments are made from high-quality organic cotton . We have done an experiment where we wore a bra 12 hours a day for 30 days. And he smelled absolutely nothing. We had to abort the mission due to skin chafing, it was time to wash it.

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