New clothes irritate my skin, making me feel itchy. This is why:
"It comes as a surprise to many that new clothes can actually result to allergic reactions. Since it is new, they do not wash it.
"The problem is, new clothes contain formaldehyde which is toxic and can trigger skin itchiness or irritation. This chemical compound is used to keep clothes crease free while displayed or stocked in department stores."
Professor Donald Belsito, a dermatologist at Columbia University Medical Centre in New York, says clothes should be washed at least once as soon as you get them home – and warned that fabric can also harbor bugs and insects left by people who have tried items on in the store.