Linen products bactericidal, antifungal and hypoallergenic properties.
The art of spinning threads from flax has been known for more than one thousand years, and until now, linen fabrics do not lose their relevance in everyday life, fashion, and in production. The unique properties of linen fibers make fabrics not only pleasant and durable, but also beneficial to health.
Flax fiber has bactericidal properties. This means that the pathogenic microflora dies upon contact with linen fabrics. The silica (silicon dioxide) found in flax inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause fermentation and putrefaction. Regular sleeping on linen underwear or wearing linen clothes accelerates the healing of wounds and sunburn, moreover wounds in linen bandages heal faster. Linen can be ironed and boiled for maximum sterilization.
Flax's antifungal properties help it treat fungal diseases. For this reason kitchen linen towels will not turn into a “bacteria bomb”. Your entire body gets a similar effect when you sleep on linen bedding.
Not dyed linen fabrics are hypoallergenic. There are known cases of allergy to synthetic fabrics, wool, silk, to linen, however, - not recorded. In addition, while grown, flax is much less processed with chemicals than cotton. The high strength of flax fibers does not require manufacturers to use fabric improvers or apply shrinkage protection to it. A piece of advice for allergy sufferers and asthmatics - choose linen fabrics that wrinkle easily and are difficult to iron - they do not have chemical treatment against creasing.
Linen fabric “breathes” very well as it’s a natural material; it lets air, steam in and out. Linen ensures optimal ventilation of the skin, helps us regulate heat – it warms when it comes into contact with the skin in winter; it removes heat, reducing body temperature in summer. The hygroscopicity, or the ability to absorb and evaporate moisture, is higher for flax than for cotton (12 and 8%, accordingly). This property is important not only for our summer clothes, but also for bed linen and kitchen towels at any time of the year.
Linen does not electrify. It means that your hairstyle will always look neat if you wear linen shirts or sleep on linen pillowcases - no more “fly-away” hair on your head in the morning or flat hair. In addition, the minimum electrification ensures the cleanliness of the fabric: it gets dirty less and more slowly, does not collect fibers of a different color and dust.
How to use the beneficial properties of flax to the maximum?
Wear linen clothing. In the summer heat, linen dresses and shirts are a real find. Linen removes moisture and heat well, so the body temperature in linen clothes is 4–5 ° C lower than in cotton. White linen protects the body from UV radiation and the entire spectrum of sunlight, protecting the body from wilting and early aging.
Sleep on linen bedding. If you have problem skin, dermatological diseases, or just sit out in the sun, sheets, pillowcases and a duvet cover made of unbleached linen will relieve itching and help relieve skin irritation while you sleep. Linen sheets are recommended for bedsores, since flax provides the ventilation they need, heals bedsores, and increases the growth of fresh epithelium.
Hang linen curtains. In addition to the ecological cleanliness of the interior, curtains made of unbleached linen will help create a stylish decor in the house, they will gently diffuse light, and will not become electrified. You will feel the bactericidal properties of linen fabrics, even if you hang them in the form of curtains in the bedroom, nursery, in the kitchen to maintain a favorable microflora. Linen curtains will become your "natural conditioner" - in winter they will help to keep warm, in summer they will protect you from the heat of the street. The curtains will be easily washed and will need to be replaced no earlier than in a few decades.
Incorporate linen products into your wardrobe, put them in your bedroom and you won't regret your choice. After all, there is nothing more valuable than your excellent health and the health of your relatives.