Are Egyptian Cotton Sheets the Best Option for Sensitive Skin?

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Of all the bedding components in your room, sheets make the most contact with your skin. So, it’s only natural that those with allergies or skin sensitivities would need to choose their linens with care. Not only can lower-quality sheets rip or pill, resulting in irritation, but they also tend to be less breathable. The end result is that sleepers wake up in a pool of sweat or with rashes destined to ruin their day. Fortunately, those of us with sensitive skin don’t have to give up on the goal of purchasing bedding that looks as good as it feels. 

Made from all-natural fibers, Egyptian cotton sheets have a reputation for being at once durable, breathable, and friendly to the environment. Harvested in the Nile River Valley, these extra-long staple cotton fibers are picked by hand to maintain their length and strength. Skilled craftsmen then weave the long fibers together, crafting a smoother fabric that lasts for years to come. 

Keep reading to discover the benefits of choosing pure Egyptian cotton to protect your sensitive skin and help you get a great night’s rest.

Smooth and Soft

Those with sensitive skin may find that lesser-quality fabrics cause itching and irritation. Moreover, conditions like eczema, acne, and psoriasis can actually get worse as a result of the bedding you choose. Free from chemical processes, Egyptian cotton is all-natural, making it a great option for those with sensitivities, including children and babies. As a bonus, the manufacturing process behind Egyptian cotton helps keep it smooth and sleek for years to come. So you don’t have to worry about your blankets developing pills or losing their silky feel.

Cool and Drying

Do you tend to sweat while you sleep? If so, you might want to switch out your current bedding for cool, crisp Egyptian cotton. Made from hypoallergenic Egyptian cotton fibers, this material boasts a high absorbency and breathability. That means moisture is absorbed rather than collected on the skin. So you don’t have to worry about waking up in a pool of sweat when you’re trying to get a good night’s sleep.

Unlike other fabrics, extra-long staple Egyptian cotton excels at temperature regulation because the increased airflow prevents heat from gathering around the skin. It’s well known that overheating in bed can impact sleep quality for the worse while contributing to heat rash, hives, and other issues. With Egyptian cotton, you’ll stay cool all summer long while keeping warm on those nights when the mercury drops.

Washable and Durable

Those with allergies or skincare issues need to launder their sheets regularly. After all, failing to wash bedding can lead to a buildup of dust, dander, and other allergens. One of the benefits of opting for Egyptian cotton over other bedding materials is that the fibers are strong enough to survive years of washing with ease.

Choosing the Best Sheets for Your Skin

It’s clear that Egyptian cotton offers benefits for those with sensitive skin. The good news is that Egyptian cotton sheets come in an array of weaves and styles, so you can choose the best option for your taste and preferences.


Those who appreciate the fresh, clean feel of luxury hotel bedding will surely enjoy spending the night swathed in fine percale. If a crisp fabric is your ideal, consider the Ultra Percale Sheet Set. Part of our Hotel Collection, this Giza cotton bedding set boasts a delightful matte finish that’s at once silky and cooling. Featuring a sleek, timeless design, this collection comes in White and Carbon and is available in sizes Twin through California King.

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Then again, maybe softness is everything when it comes to your bedding preferences. If you love the feel of silk but want to enjoy the benefits of Egyptian cotton, sateen sheets are a logical way to go. Our Triple Luxe Sateen Sheet Set is a Hotel Collection bedding option made from 100 percent long-staple Giza cotton. This ultra-smooth set is a truly luxurious option sure to suit those with skin sensitivities or a penchant for comfort. This modern collection boasts a subtle yet trendy stripe design that comes in an array of colors. Choose from classic yet clean Arctic or go bold with shades like Teal, Ocean, or Gold.

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Trust Pure Parima with Your Family's Health

Whether you’re shopping for the best Egyptian cotton sheets or a duvet cover to protect your comforter, we’re confident you’ll love Pure Parima’s offerings. To that end, we offer customers a 100-day risk-free trial on all our products. If for any reason you aren’t fully satisfied, simply return your items for a full refund. We look forward to helping you discover the difference good sleep can make in your family’s life and health.

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