Have you been living in your jogging pants for the past few months? Then you’ve probably wondered when it’s time to throw it in the laundry basket. Because how long can you actually wear jogging pants without washing them?
We give you the redeeming (and rather shocking) answer here.
How long can you wear sweatpants without washing them?
Now that we sit and work from home much more often , the temptation is to walk around in your sweatpants. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but is it smart to wear your sweatpants for several days in a row? You probably won’t really like the answer to this question: if we are to believe Dr. Joshua Zeichner of Mount Sinai Hospital, you should wash your sweatpants every day, just like your underwear.
Do you wear it for sports or as a home suit?
If this does not work, then two days, according to him, is really the maximum. “ Leggings and jogging pants can be seen as underwear that is exposed to body temperature and perspiration. And if you also exercise in it, you really should wash it after every use. If you wear it as a home suit, you can skip a wash or two to maintain the elasticity of the material. That also depends on your personal preference. ”
Viruses on your pants
If you’re not only wearing your jogging pants indoors, but also outdoors, then, according to Lindsay Boyd, founder of ‘The Laundress’, it makes sense to wash them after you’ve been outside. “Because viruses can live on dust, you can’t be too careful.”