WHY YOU NEED TO WASH NEW CLOTHES BEFORE WEARING THEM, ACCORDING TO A DERMATOLOGIST

The Independent | 2/25/2018 | Chelsea Ritschel
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It may be hard to resist putting on your new outfit as soon as you leave the store but a dermatologist has revealed why you absolutely need to wash new clothes first.

In addition to being unsanitary - think of all the people that handled them before you - wearing new clothes without first throwing them in the wash can also lead to some pretty gross consequences.

Donald - Belsito - Professor - Dermatology - Columbia

According to Donald Belsito, a professor of dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center, wearing unwashed store-bought garments can lead to skin irritation, scabies, lice, or even fungus.

Because, while you may love the dress, the previous person who tried it on could have hated it - and also been a carrier of lice.

Today - Belsito - Occasions - Lice - Scabies

Speaking on the Today show, Belsito recalled occasions where both lice and scabies were “possibly transmitted from trying on in the store.”

And if bugs weren’t bad enough, store-bought clothes can also be host to a variety of chemicals that can wreak havoc on your skin.

Dermatologist - Lindsey - Bordone - Columbia - University

According to dermatologist Lindsey Bordone from Columbia University Medical Center, washing new clothes before wearing, even if they are ordered...
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