If the makeup is turning red and itchy your skin you may have allergies to cosmetics and you did not know it. The common symptoms of skin allergies or irritation due to make-up are rashes, red pimples, itching, dry skin, blisters and pain.
Cusses and Symptoms of Cosmetic Allergies
Those who have reactions to cosmetics and other skin care products usually suffer from one of the two conditions.
The first, irritant contact dermatitis, which occurs when the skin reacts to a substance, leaving itching or a red rash. This skin irritation is more common than a real allergic reaction and can happen to anyone. Especially with the chemicals in beauty products, irritant dermatitis can appear after using a product all at once.
The second reaction, allergic contact dermatitis, is more serious and is a true allergy to an ingredient in a product you use. The symptoms that you can develop can present swelling, itching, among others.
How to know if I have an allergy to cosmetics
To determine if you are really allergic to cosmetics and your makeup, you may have to visit a dermatologist. He or she will probably perform an allergy test, in which some of the substance that you think you are allergic to is applied to your skin. Then, the doctor after about 24 to 48 hours can see the magnitude of the reaction.
Once a true allergy has developed, it stays for some time; it is not recommended that you return to have a small amount of the substance of that cosmetic on the skin because it can cause a major reaction again.
Mild reactions can be treated by avoiding the product that caused them, but for the most serious cases that persist and interfere with daily life, or if the cosmetics have caused an infection on the skin you should consult a specialist.
If you have experienced makeup allergies, you need to use special precautions when buying cosmetics next time or the best idea is to use homemade preparations of beauty products.
Signs of allergy to cosmetics
The allergies to cosmetics may occur in many different ways since each individual these may occur from inflammation and very keen to others that almost no symptoms ardour, though they may feel some discomfort and attribute it to other kinds of skin problems.
Burning and inflammation
This may be one of the most obvious causes of allergy after applying the makeup, the burning may extend beyond the area where the makeup has been applied and may feel the skin more sensitive to contact, and there is also inflammation, especially in those areas where the skin is thinnest.
Stains, dryness or scales
If your skin is prone to stains, for example to sunspots, even more so if you have an allergy to cosmetics this may be the first sign to reveal it (beyond the chemicals that contain these products, which in themselves are harmful to the skin) The appearance of dryness and flaking of the skin is another factor that can reveal a cause of allergy to the makeup components you are using.
Appearance of acne
For people especially sensitive to the appearance of acne, rosacea or psoriasis it is more common for these to appear as signs of allergy to cosmetics, and for these people, conventional cosmetics are not recommended at all, even if they do not suffer from allergies since chemical compounds can aggravate the acne situation.
Useful tips for using cosmetics
If your cosmetics have been stored on your bathing platform for a while, it may be time to throw them away. Old cosmetics can cause irritation and also cause infections. The p products powder typically has a maximum of two years. But almost all have a shorter lifespan.
It is not advisable to hold on to lipstick for more than a year. Keep these items for longer and the growth of bacteria will be enhanced.