Some people are allergic to different things and may have various reactions when they come in contact with these substances. However, it is essential for people to know what they are allergic to and avoid the things that cause them problems. We cannot overlook the fact that products we use on our skin can also be a source of allergens, such as fragrance ingredients, preservatives, or dyes.
There are many types of allergies out there. But for this article we will focus on contact allergies which is when you come into contact with something or someone and your body reacts by developing a rash, swelling, hives or eczema. An allergen is something that sets off an allergic reaction in the body.
What Types of Skincare Products Are Likely To Cause an Allergic Reaction?
The most frequent cause of allergic reactions is the presence of a harmful substance in a human body. When an allergen enters the body, it produces antibodies that attack it. We are now able to identify some of the substances that are more likely to cause allergic reactions.
Products like fragrance, preservatives and colourants can trigger allergies. Products with these ingredients often include soap, shampoo, hair dyes, nail polish and cosmetics. If you have known allergies, you should avoid these products to prevent worsening your symptoms or even developing severe reactions like anaphylactic shock.
What Types of Makeup Products Are Likely To Cause an Allergic Reaction?
Some examples of makeup products that are prone to causing allergic reactions are: lipsticks and lip glosses if they have fragrances; fragranced eye shadows and blushes; mascara if it contains perfume or latex; some fake tans; and some hair dyes.
You can find out what type of makeup is likely to cause an allergic reaction by reading the ingredients list on the product’s container. If you do not know how to pronounce or spell a word in the ingredients list, then you should consult with a dermatologist for further advice before using that product.
Know The Signs Of A Beauty Product Allergy
Mild: Redness of skin, itching, swelling or tightness of skin, hives, bumps on the skin that appear suddenly and then disappear over 12-24 hours.
Severe: Difficulty breathing or swallowing; hoarse voice; wheezing; throbbing headache; dizziness and loss of consciousness. These symptoms may be signs of a severe allergic reaction and can sometimes be life threatening.
Always Patch Test!
Different people have different sensitivities to different products. That’s why it is important to do a patch test before applying any new beauty products to your skin. A patch test is a simple process of applying a small amount of the product in question onto the skin and observing for any signs of irritation. If you notice any redness or itching, you can discard the product and avoid any further application.
The only downside is that some people may not be able to tell if they are allergic until after they have already applied the product all over their face. But it’s better than risking an allergic reaction later on and not knowing why or what caused it!