I bet you think about what you eat.
It’s simple logic: what you eat and breathe is what goes into your body. Anyone who’s been to Los Angeles for a day knows that polluted air can send you into a fit of coughs and gags.
What if we told you that similar toxins, with demonstrated carcinogenic and other detrimental effects, could be absorbed by your skin, everyday, no exception, from the clothes you’re wearing?
Most people don’t think of their skin like that of a plant’s. But it is. Just as a rose absorbs the sun so its petals can blossom, our skin is absorbing nutrients from our air, the sun, and our environment. Why else do you feel happy when you’re basking in the sun? Your skin is absorbing its rays, which are being transformed into the vitamin D that puts that spring in your step on a summer day.
Yet just as we’re nourished by our “skin’s diet,” we can just as easily be polluted or exposed to toxic elements. These elements are, more often than not, present in every item you own in your closet.
The cotton that’s used to make your clothes is often exposed to high quantities of pesticides. Not only do these pesticides remain, but as you sweat and your pores open, they will be more easily absorbed. It doesn’t stop at just picking some bad cotton. Your t-shirts, socks, and undershirts get processed with prosilicone waxes, harsh petroleum scours, softeners, heavy metals, flame and soil retardants, ammonia, formaldehyde, and more.
Maybe you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to worry: life is too short to be “high maintenance,” right? Isn’t there always some form of pollution, anywhere?
Well, consider this. The majority of the placenta found from cotton production are carcinogenic, 72% cause abnormal development in infants, and 75% are toxic to the brain or nervous system. Percentages like that provoke thought, especially when (depending how long you’re clothed!) you could be looking at an exposure rate of 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you don’t want to invest in a closet do-over (and who’s blaming you?), consider changing just one piece of clothing, the one that has direct contact with your skin: an undershirt for one made with 100% organic Egyptian cotton.
Not only is Moseri Underwear’s Egyptian cotton more durable, porous, and soft, giving you better comfort and value, but it’s made organically, eradicated of pesticides and the harmful chemicals being absorbed by your skin on a daily basis.
Nourish your skin as you nourish yourself. It’s the logical thing to do, isn’t it? Contact us at Moseri Underwear for more information on our organic cotton undershirts.