Many of us have sensitive skin and might actually have allergic reactions to laundry soap. To avoid this, try adding a cup of vinegar or baking soda to the wash.
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Stain Removal 101 cites this tip from dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie. The vinegar or baking soda, when added to the final rinse of the clothes, helps remove excess detergent residue. Skin irritations and other symptoms like itchy watery eyes or not, using vinegar and baking soda in your laundry also boost towels.
Finally, consider using hypoallergenic laundry detergents and use less detergent -- most of us are wasting money because of tricky detergent measuring cups.
Laundry Detergent Allergy Symptoms and the Cure [Stain Removal 101]