Over the years, my skin has gotten so sensitive that I can't tolerate wearing a bra!
Part of it is allergies: I'm allergic to black rubber and disperse dyes.
But it goes beyond that.
I can't tolerate spandex, lycra or elastic anywhere on my body. Absolutely nothing stretchy.
Even 5% spandex hurts like the devil.
And even cotton is too rough on my skin. It feels like sandpaper.
I am able to wear a sports bra made of extremely thin spandex 1-2 times week (with breathers in-between) if I coat myself with Cerave Therapeutic Hand Cream twice a day.
As soon as I'm done exercising, I have to remove the bra, shower, and coat myself again.
For special occasions, I can wear a very silky nylon bra with very minimal, very thin spandex -- again, after coating myself up with the lotion.
But on most days, I'm forced to go braless (I'm a 38C), which makes me look and feel like a pasture animal.
Any advice out there?