It may be hard to resist putting on your new outfit as soon as you leave the store but a dermatologist has revealed why you absolutely need to wash new clothes first.

In addition to being unsanitary – think of all the people that handled them before you – wearing new clothes without first throwing them in the wash can also lead to some pretty gross consequences.

According to Donald Belsito, a professor of dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center, wearing unwashed store-bought garments can lead to skin irritation, scabies, lice, or even fungus.

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