Cosmetic Problems of Skin
Any cosmetic product which you have used for the face, hair and body and it causes irritation to the skin is a cosmetic allergen product for you. The nature of skin is different for individual persons. One cosmetic product may useful to one person may be irritant for the other person. So, not a one product is suitable for each person. You should always consult your skin doctor before using product. The vatta ,pitta and kapha nature of the skin is firstly studied and then the producted is choosed for the individual person
Signs & Symptoms of Cosmetic Allergies
The patient may not experience any problem with the cosmetic initially.
An allergic reaction can occur even after repeated exposure to the incriminating substance.
Symptoms of cosmetic allergy include
- Severe Rashes
What to do when You suspect that I have irritation from cosmetics ?
Stop using all cosmetic products at once and remove the cosmetic with luke warm water from face. Consult your doctor. Do not seek treatment from beauticians or unqualified persons. Your doctor will treat you with effective medicine.
The Following are the Most Common Cosmetic Allergies
- Irritant contact Dermatitis.
- Allergic Contact Dermatitis
- Cosmetics Induced Acne- Pimples
- Cosmetic Allergies
- Sunscreen Allergies
- Face Wash –Scrub Allergies
1. IRRITANT CONTACT DERMATITIS
This is the commonest skin disorder that can arise from the use of cosmetics. The most frequent presenting complaint is facial itch and rash.
Types of cosmetics causing irritant contact dermatitis include :::
A. Cleansers : Facial cleansers, which often contain surfactants, that is necessary to facilitate proper cleansing of the skin.
B. Toners and astringents : Toners and astringents may contain alcohol or acids, like alpha-hydroxyacid (AHA). Some patients may develop skin problems from these products.
C. Facial treatment : Facial treatment involves the use of manual manipulation and application of chemicals on the skin, often resulting in exfoliation of the upper skin surface. Mild irritation is inevitable, but severe skin inflammation, like dermatitis can occur.
Excessive or inappropriate use of any of these skin care products and procedures can cause skin irritation, especially in individuals with sensitive skin or underlying skin diseases.
2. ALLERGIC CONTACT DERMATITIS
Another important skin disorder caused by cosmetics is allergic contact dermatitis. It occurs less frequently than irritant contact dermatitis. It is often difficult to differentiate between an allergic from an irritant contact dermatitis by the appearance of the rash alone. Cosmetics ingredients that can cause skin allergy include fragrances, preservatives and sunscreens.3. COSMETICS INDUCED PIMPLES (ACNE)
Acne or pimples can occur in patients who may or may not have past history of adolescent pimples. Some cosmetics, e.g. foundation and moisturizer which are left on the skin for long period of time can cause comedones.