Allergic reactions to beauty products affect more and more people. Skin irritation, redness, pimples, itching, peeling – these are the symptoms of a cosmetic allergy. To do away with it, you must know the allergy-triggering substances in beauty products and check how to fight with the symptoms.
What exactly is the cosmetic allergy?
It occurs when the skin tries to defend itself from the contact substance. Therefore, an allergic reaction has nothing to do with a product’s quality. It happens when a cosmetic includes a substance which has a bad impact on the body.
Allergic reaction to beauty products – causes
An allergic reaction occurs when we use products with substances that are harmful to the body and skin. While shopping for cosmetics, we tend to skip checking the list of ingredients. Instead, we go for a good deal, special offers, nice scent or reviews. So, what matters the most? A number of components, fragrance, colorants, missing info on the packaging (in case of the sensitive skin, a product should be organically certified). If you struggle with some skin diseases, you must pay attention to the choice of makeup and skin care products.
Skin Allergy – symptoms
Allergic reactions to beauty products appear through less or more intense skin blemishes. It is known as contact dermatitis. The most common symptoms include redness, itching, rash, dryness, epidermis damage, small wounds.
How to fight the skin allergy?
It’s simple! Give up on beauty products containing ingredients that you are allergic to. Another key thing is doing a patch test before using a new cosmetic. Apply a bit of the product e.g. behind your ear, wait for 48 hours and check how your skin reacts. Last but not least, in your everyday beauty routine, go for products that reduce the allergy, work in a gentle way and are designed for the sensitive or allergy-prone skin (hypoallergenic).