How to Choose Bedding for Sensitive Skin

Erik Linzander @ 2019-02-15 12:09:01 +0100

How to Choose Bedding for Sensitive Skin

If you struggle with skin allergies like eczema or dermatitis, then you know that quality sheets aren’t just a luxury: they’re a requirement if you want to sleep soundly at night. It can be challenging to find bedding that doesn’t irritate your skin more.

Lyocell Bedding is an option if you’ve become frustrated with cotton sheets. Made through sustainable and green growing practices, this fabric is crafted from wood-pulp and toxin-free solvent. With Lyocell bedding, you can finally find those itch-free nights you’ve been looking for.

There are many reasons to choose Lyocell Beddings regardless if you have sensitive skin or not, especially since it –

Is Smoother Than Cotton Sheets

You might not guess at first that a fabric woven from wood pulp could yield such a soft and smooth fiber. The smoothness of Lyocell bedding is visible because of its sheen and flexible flow. It won’t irritate rashes and glides easily over the skin without being slippery.


Unlike the clammy density of cotton fibers during warm nights, Lyocell fibers release moisture easily. The sheets won’t cling to your skin, and thus offer your skin easy access to fresh air outside the sheets. The solvent used to create the fibers is also toxin-free and won’t inhibit the breathability.

Discourages Bacterial Growth

Lyocell bedding is 50% better at absorbing moisture than cotton bedding. This prevents the space below the sheets from becoming a perfect moist environment for bacteria, as with cotton sheets. Instead, Lyocell beddings absorb the moisture and release it outside. This gives your skin a better chance to heal at night, rather than being further irritated.

Has Thermal Regulation 

It’s not just frustrating, but sometimes painful to wake up hot and sweaty. Lyocell bedding can keep your body cool and dry the entire night. The increased moisture absorption helps your body regulate your natural temperature.

Benefits the Environment

This isn’t a direct benefit for those with skin allergies, but it’s definitely a perk and another reason to choose Lyocell-based beddings. These fibers are derived from sustainably-managed forests of fast-growing trees. It may seem like harvesting trees are worse for the environment than cotton, but actually, the Lyocell fabric actually requires a lot less water than an equal amount of cotton fabric and is much more eco-friendly.

If you’re tired—tired of restless nights and tired of itchy cotton sheets—Lyocell bedding may be a good fit. It may not be the bedding everyone on the block is using (yet), but usually, stepping outside of convention and try something new is worth it.

You can find beautiful, silky smooth Lyocell-based bedding at HIT THE HAY. Supporting businesses like HIT THE HAY is a way to promote sustainable farming. Most of all, however, they’re a way to finally get back to those restful nights of long sleep and soothed skin.