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Merino wool therapeutic for skin: Study

Wearing superfine Merino wool next to the skin is therapeutic, and can offer natural relief to those suffering from eczema, according to a study.

Research funded by The Woolmark Company has demonstrated benefits of wearing superfine Merino, read a statement.

According to the report, dermatology trials have shown that adult and infant eczema sufferers have reduced symptoms when wearing superfine Merino wool garments next to the skin.

The report states: “When worn next to skin, superfine Merino wool works as a dynamic buffer, helping maintain a more stable humidity and temperature in the micro-climate between the fabric and the skin.

“Wool garments are the most breathable of the common apparel types, absorbing and releasing twice as much moisture vapour as cotton and thirty times as much as polyester. It appears superfine Merino wool acts like a second skin for these people whose ‘first’ skin is too dry.”

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