Ever wondered what is causing that rash or redness on your skin? Redness and skin irritation don’t just come out of nowhere. It must be triggered from by some form of reaction to a food you eat, something you have inhaled, the changing environmental factors or a skin care product applied.
The scientific term contact dermatitis falls into 2 categories: allergic and irritant. An allergic reaction is normally triggered by a reaction of the immune system. An irritant on the other hand is a reaction on the surface of the skin.
Most of us would have a sensitivity to some sort of ingredient and a recent survey conducted shows that at least 50 percent of women believe they have sensitive skin. MOST personal care products, makeup and skin care products are filled with ingredients that can cause skin irritation and allergies. Most people have a hard time finding products that won’t cause a reaction.
We are surrounded by allergens and irritants and its difficult to escape all the triggers. Many factors we can’t control, but for the things we can, such as the products we apply on our skin, we should try to eliminate as much as possible the ingredients that cause us irritation.
Here is a list of the most common skin irritating ingredients to avoid when purchasing your personal care products.