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A Wood Watch: The Right Choice for Your Skin

There are lots of reasons why you might want to wear a wristwatch--maybe you’re trying make a bold fashion statement, or maybe you just don’t want to have to deal with the inconvenience of pulling your phone out of your pocket every time you want to know what time it is. However, many people shy away from wristwatches because of what they can do to sensitive skin. Often, wristwatches irritate the skin, leading to dryness, changes in color, itching, and even pain. If you want to wear a wristwatch without having to deal with the associated skin problems, the solution is to start wearing a wood watch.


The main reason why most wristwatches cause irritation is that they are made from materials that just aren’t friendly to the skin. Your skin simply isn’t used to exposure to heavy metals and their alloys, which are the primary structural components of traditional watches. Also, many watches on the market today are painted or tinted with toxic dyes and chemicals, which have the potential to trigger a wide range of reactions--from mild irritation to a significant allergic response like a rash. In contrast, wood watches are hypoallergenic. Wood is a carbon-based, all-natural material, so your skin won’t rebel in response to regular exposure. 


Temperature is another factor that can play into negative skin reactions to traditional watches. Metal watches are notoriously cold on your wrist, even when you’ve been wearing the watch all day long. Not only can this be generally annoying and distracting for you, but it can also be another trigger for a negative skin reaction. Sensitive skin doesn’t respond well to variations in temperature, which is another reason why you might end up with discoloration or irritation. 


An indirect way in which choosing a wood watch can help protect your skin from harm is the fact that keeping a wood watch in good shape requires you to avoid wearing it when your wrist is immersed in water. Unlike a cheap sports watch, it’s best to remove your wood watch when you take a shower, wash the dishes, or go for a swim in the pool. As a result, you decrease the odds that water droplets or soap suds will get caught under the watch face and end up irritating the skin on your wrist. 


If skin concerns have been holding you back from wearing a wristwatch, a wood watch offers a practical solution. You can find a wide range of stylish, hypoallergenic wood watches on the Select Wood Watches website. Contact us today for more information!