Skin allergies complicate our lives completely unnecessary, they are annoying, they rob us of sleep and make us worry. They may be caused by many things, however, some components of care products and cosmetics appear on top of the list. Therefore, it is good to know what to look for when buying them.
The fact that people are allergic to artificial fragrances, occurs more frequently, probably because there are more and more products containing such substances. Fragrances can be found in shampoos, soaps, body lotions and household products, just to name a few. So anyone who wants to prevent their skin from reacting to fragrances should specifically look for products that do without them.
The problem is similar with nickel: Even this metal can be found in more and more products, we all become increasingly exposed to it.As a consequence more and more people react with skin allergies to nickel, which can be found in watches and earrings, in closures and buttons and last but not least even in detergents or cleaning agents. Therefore, read the labels carefully.
In addition to the fragrances, also the preservatives added in the cosmetics can cause annoying allergies, among these the most common are formaldehyde, parabens and thiomersal. Here, too, it pays off to read the labels carefully. And also avoid using products beyond the expiration date.
What to do if you have a skin allergy?
Itching, redness, swelling: If symptoms of skin allergy appear, it is usually advisable to gently cleanse the affected area with water and neutral soap. At the same time, it is important to avoid contact with anything that could have caused the allergy.
Usually this is enough for the symptoms to disappear again. And most of the time it helps to limit the possible triggers, so that you can identify the cause of the allergy. Once determined, you can do without it and avoid further problems. Nevertheless, it is always true: If you show really strong symptoms of allergy, a visit to the dermatologist is in any case appropriate. He is the only one who can really give you expert advice and tailor-made help.