If you find yourself constantly having breakouts or your skin being irritated, then you may need to examine some of the everyday products that you are using on your hair, face and body. According to the American Academy of Dermatology "the average adult uses seven different cosmetic products per day." Products such as deodorant, hair spray, lotions and make-up can cause several different reactions, if an individual is allergic to them. Generally these bad reactions may come from fragrances or preservatives. Signs you may be allergic to items such as cosmetics may include the following:
- Having red or itchy skin
- Rashes, red bumps
- Itching and dry patches
There are two different categories that summarize an allergic reaction. The most common is Irritant Contact Dermatitis, which leaves you with itchy patches or a red rash. This type of irritation can happen to anyone. The other more severe type is Allergic Contact Dermatitis. This type of allergic reaction can leave an individual with swelling, itching and hives. To learn more about the two different types of skin allergic reactions, click on the following links below.
If any of these symptoms occur, it is imperative that you see your local dermatologist. He or she will be able to identify if your problem skin is externally or internally related. Always take notes about when these reactions occur and try to think of any new products or foods that you may have eaten. This will help determine what the cause of your rashes may be.
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