We all know how soft, fluffy, warm, and just glamorous cashmere is. But there is more to explore. Besides its cozy nature, it is also very beneficial to the wearer’s health. You might’ve heard from somewhere that cashmere is hypoallergenic. But what else?
- It regulates body temperature
Cashmere goats grow the fiber accordingly to the climate they live in. As they tend to live in extremely cold conditions, their fiber is finer than any other fibers such as wool. Because it’s super fine, natural, and breathable, in the winter the insulating nature allows the body to keep its warmth, and in the summer, does the reverse by discharging the perspiration as vapor. The heat generated by the friction made between skin and cashmere has a good effect on blood circulation.
Due to the reasons above, cashmere is as soft as silk. Thus, it doesn’t itch the skin that helps prevent scratching which allows bacteria to enter the skin through open sores.
Bacteria tend to thrive in a moist environment. However, since cashmere is a dry fiber and discharges collected moisture as vapor, it is not an attractive place for bacteria, fungi, and dust mites that feed on shed skin scales covered in bacteria.
- Improved sleep quality
Due to its temperature-regulating abilities, it keeps the body at its desired temperature throughout the night despite the change in outside temperature. By doing it, the person sleeping under a cashmere blanket tends to sleep through the sleep cycle. By improving sleep quality, it helps to fight depression, insomnia, and other health deficiencies.
Cashmere doesn’t contain lanolin. Even though lanolin is believed to lock in moisture and prevent water loss that it is used in many cosmetic products, it also irritates sensitive skin and causes allergic reactions. Therefore, cashmere is naturally hypoallergenic.
Wear cashmere for fashion, for warmth, but also for your health.
Ph.D. D.Enkhtuya. (2018) “Wool and cashmere: The health product”.