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Dermatitis? 8 Tips For Protecting Sensitive Skin - Articles Surfing

Sensitive to Cosmetics?

Tips for Preventing Contact Dermatitis

Skin care products, makeup, perfumes and other cosmetics are a large part of our life.
Here are some practical tips which can reduce your chances of experiencing skin reactions to cosmetics:

1) Look for products that are hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Select products with simple formulas, thus fewer ingredients. This will help you narrow down the offending ingredient if you experience a problem.

2) Try a skin test by applying the product to your inner wrist and wait 24 hours to see if you develop a negative reaction.

3) If you use a product that irritates your skin - Stop applying any cosmetics to the affected area at once. If the irritated area does not clear up in a few days or gets worse contact a dermatologist for treatment options.

4) Do not share makeup or makeup applicators. Use disposable applicators whenever available. Clean reusable applicators frequently.

5) Discard outdated products. Many products require preservatives. Over time they may no longer be effective against bacterial contamination.

6) Perfumes and fragrances are frequently a cause of allergic contact dermatitis. Try putting these on your clothing rather than on your skin.

7) Follow the product's directions for use and any warning labels. Avoid excessive or inappropriate use of any skin care product.

8) Make a note of the product's ingredients if you experience a negative reaction. This is the 1st step in the process of eventually identifying the ingredient that you should avoid in the future.

Following these simple tips cannot guarantee success, but they may help you avoid that rash before your next Big Reveal. You should always consult your dermatologist if you experience a negative reaction to any product applied to your skin. While these tips may prove helpful in avoiding undesirable reactions, they are not intended to replace sound advice from a medical professional.

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Mark Thevenot

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