Choosing thermal underwear varies from person to person

2023-04-24 16:01

As the Spring Festival approaches and the weather is cold, many citizens have entered shopping malls and supermarkets to buy New Year's warm underwear for their families. Traditional pure cotton thermal underwear is comfortable to wear, but it has poor thermal insulation and is prone to deformation after multiple washes, resulting in insufficient durability. In recent days, reporters have visited the market and found that more and more new materials of thermal underwear are gradually replacing pure cotton thermal underwear in the minds of consumers. With so many varieties of thermal underwear, it's dazzling and confusing to choose from. Yesterday, the reporter specifically consulted professionals from the Nantong Entry Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, who stated that they should choose thermal underwear that suits their physical characteristics according to individual circumstances.

Polyester underwear is not suitable for people with dry skin

According to experts, thick underwear with fluff has a good warmth retention effect, but the fur on it is mostly polyester (polyester fiber), which is not suitable for the elderly, especially dry and sensitive skin groups. Wearing polyester close to the body can easily generate static electricity, making the skin drier. Moreover, polyester has poor moisture absorption and breathability, which to some extent hinders normal skin breathing and sweat evaporation, making it easy for the human body to "cover up sweat". After sweating, urea, salts, and other substances in the sweat will adhere to the body surface and warm underwear, and release a small amount of dye on the underwear. If not cleaned in time, it may cause skin allergies, itching, and even lead to diseases such as dermatitis and eczema. Meanwhile, the breathability of synthetic fiber underwear is relatively poor, which can easily cause discomfort such as palpitations and chest tightness for elderly people with cardiovascular and endocrine system diseases.

Therefore, they suggest that for the elderly, people with particularly dry skin and people with sensitive skin, it is best to choose cotton, modal and other thermal underwear with good moisture absorption and breathability.

Far infrared underwear is not suitable for those with a tendency to bleed

For high-tech thermal underwear, not everyone is suitable either. Taking far-infrared thermal underwear as an example, it has attracted many consumers with the characteristic of "far-infrared whole body health care, which can improve human microcirculation", but not everyone is suitable to wear it. Infrared is mainly used in medicine for pain relief, improving local blood circulation, etc. However, there are some special populations who cannot be exposed to infrared or cannot be exposed to infrared for a long time. For those with malignant tumors, cardiovascular dysfunction, or bleeding tendencies, they should be cautious in wearing far infrared thermal underwear.

Down underwear is not suitable for people with allergic constitution

This year, high-end thermal underwear such as wool, cashmere, and down have also entered the counters of major shopping malls. These types of thermal underwear have excellent thermal and moisture absorption properties, but they are also not suitable for everyone. Women wearing warm underwear with components such as cashmere and wool close to their body may cause the fine fibers of cashmere and wool to enter the mammary ducts and cause blockage, leading to non lactation mastitis. People with allergic constitution, allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, wheezing tracheitis, and emphysema can become allergens when the small fibers in down underwear come into contact with the human skin or inhale into the respiratory tract. Allergic reactions in the human body may cause skin itching, rash, urticaria, and may also lead to worsening respiratory difficulties, asthma, rhinitis, and other diseases.

Experts also pointed out that the more expensive thermal underwear is, the better. Consumers should prioritize soft, comfortable, lightweight, elastic, and warm fabrics when choosing, and fully consider the age, gender, physical condition and other characteristics of the wearer to make the most suitable choice.