Due to wool’s hollow fibers, pure sheepskin has a natural breathing property that allows it to absorb sweat instantly and omit it into the air up to seven times faster than faux sheepskin. This helps regulate a steady body temperature when it is in contact with human skin.
The average person typically thinks sheepskin is only for keeping you warm in the winter-time. This could not be further from the truth, however. Sheepskin is temperature self regulating, meaning that in the winter it will feel warm in the summer it will feel cool.
Sheepskin is very gentle on human skin, and not just because of its soft and fluffy wool fibers. Sheepskin contains Lanolin, which is a substance secreted by wool-bearing animals. It is known to repel dirt and bacteria, and therefore has been used for the protection and treatment of human skin. It is also widely known that sheepskin is hypo-allergenic.