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The Best Sheets For Sensitive Skin

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Most people don't think too much about their bedsheets beyond ensuring they are soft and comfortable. If you have sensitive skin, allergies or a skin condition such as eczema, though, choosing the wrong sheets can lead to a lot of discomfort. In this article, we'll take a look at how low-quality sheets can leave your skin irritated and itchy before discussing the best sheets on the market today for people with sensitive skin. 

Why Are My Sheets Making Me Itchy? 

Beds and bedrooms serve as a prime stomping ground for allergens such as dust mites, pet hair and mold. These hidden irritants can make your life miserable ― especially if you have asthma or allergies. Prolonged exposure to such allergens can lead to headaches, sore throats, sneezing, or coughing. Thankfully there are materials and fabrics that can provide relief and keep these allergens at bay. 

The Best Sheets for Sensitive Skin

When choosing sheets that will be the most comfortable for those with sensitive skin, the most important factor to pay attention to is the sheet's material. Hypoallergenic sheets made out of special fabrics like Athletic Grade SMART Fabric, organic cotton and silk are your best bet against dust mites while still remaining breathable enough to keep you cool while you sleep. With that in mind, let's take a look at the various types of sheet fabrics available to choose from for sensitive skin:

Athletic Grade SMART Fabric

Made with ultra-fine tightly woven fibers, Athletic Grade SMART Fabric is among one of the best hypoallergenic bedding options on the market. Its tightly woven fiber structure makes SMART Fabric naturally microbial, creating a harsh environment for allergens to live and reproduce. It also forms a barrier between the allergens residing in your mattress and your skin, creating the perfect environment for sensitive skin. Additionally, SMART Fabric doesn't contain pesticides like some cottons and silks which can be a skin irritant. It's also moisture wicking and dries quickly, making it a low-maintenance fabric.

Organic Cotton

As a natural fiber, cotton is inherently hypoallergenic. Cotton sheets are also tightly woven, making it difficult for dust mites to build up inside the sheets. Cotton sheets are soft and comfortable, minimizing friction against the skin and making it less likely that your sheets will irritate any existing skin conditions. Something to watch out for is sheets made from cotton not organically grown, as they may contain trace amounts of pesticides and other chemicals that could irritate sensitive skin. Cotton sheets are also prone to deteriorating over time and organic cotton can come at a premium. 


Silk sheets are prized for their luxurious comfort. In addition to being one of the softest types of sheets on the market, silk sheets are also ideal for those with sensitive skin. Like cotton, silk sheets are naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mite buildup. However, silk is a delicate fabric that needs special care and attention so that it can maintain its quality and durability. Silk pillowcases and bed sheets are prone to snagging, tearing, and fraying, which can lead to premature wear and tear. Additionally, silk can be easily damaged by heat, sunlight, and chemicals, so it may not be the best option for individuals who prefer low-maintenance bedding.

Additional Bedding Tips for Sensitive Skin

In addition to choosing the right sheets, there are several other measures that you can take to prevent your bedding from irritating your skin:

  • Use a Hypoallergenic Mattress Pad - Placing a hypoallergenic mattress pad underneath your bedding is a great way to further prevent allergens from growing in your bedding. 
  • Shower Prior to Going to Bed - Many allergens such as pollen can be transferred from your skin to your bedding, making it important to shower before you go to bed each night. 
  • Wash Your Bedsheets Regularly With Unscented Laundry Detergent - It goes without saying that you will want to wash your bedsheets as frequently as possible if you suffer from sensitive skin. It's also important to use unscented laundry detergent to prevent further irritating your skin from the chemicals found in scented detergent. 
  • Consider an Air Filtration System - If you are especially sensitive to dust mites and allergens, installing an air filtration system either in your bedroom or in your HVAC system is a good option to consider. 

Stay Comfortable All Night Long With Help From PeachSkinSheets 

At PeachSkinSheets, we have specifically designed our hypoallergenic, ultra soft Athletic Grade SMART Fabric to be perfectly suited for those with sensitive skin. If you are searching for soft and comfortable sheets that will eliminate the buildup of dust mites and allergens, you are sure to enjoy our selection of high-quality, hypoallergenic sheet sets. To get started choosing sheets that will help you sleep comfortably while at the same time protecting your sensitive skin, be sure to browse our selection of classic sheet sets. If you have any further questions about choosing the ideal sheets for sensitive skin, or to find out about are SMART Fabric features, feel free to contact us today!