We are going to look at some of the most popular problems women face today in allergic reactions to cosmetics. I see more and more women acquiring rashes, flakey dry skin and peeling lips, like never before. Here we will take a look at the problems, symptoms and solutions to these complicated conditions.
Problem: Time Sensitive Skin Care Products
Symptoms: Some women think by using the same skin care product for years is good for the skin. Sometimes it is okay, but if women are suddenly having skin problems, like rashes, breakouts, and dry flakey skin, the product you have been using may have harmful effects, causing the skin to be irritated. It is hard to believe that their precious products they’ve been using for many years, could possibly harm their skin. What women don’t know is that companies will try to cut costs, sometimes taking out the expensive ingredient and using fillers in their product, with a less expensive ingredient. What used to be a wonderful product is now causing havoc on the skin.
Solution: Check the label from time to time to see if the ingredients are different, especially if the bottle or jar has been changed. Changing the label, jar or bottle is a red flag; because the packaging has not only changed, but they most certainly altered the ingredients. It would be worth the time to research a new skin care line that is updated and with the latest technologies for optimum skincare health.
Problem: Dry Chapped Lips
Symptoms: When you are allergic to a lip product, lips will peel, dry and crack. Lips do not irrupt in rashes or bumps they peel and dry out. Women think they need to use more of the lip product, almost like an addiction, to keep their lips moist and hydrated, but what they don’t know is they are making the problem worse, by using the same product. Chapstick and mineral oil based lipstick are the number one problem associated to dry, peeling, cracked lips.
Solution: Stop using the lip product immediately and find a lipstick or lip hydrator that has a Vitamin E base. This will not only solve the allergic reaction of dry cracked lips, but it is a healthier choice.
Problem: Dry Peeling Skin Around The Eye Area
Symptoms: The skin peeling and drying around the eye area indicates a severe allergic reaction to the product the consumer is using. Like the lips, the delicate area around the eye, does not irrupt in rashes or bumps, it dries out and peels. It could be the eye cream, the concealer or the eye shadow the user is applying that is causing this inflammation. In addition, old eye shadows and dirty cosmetic brushes cause severe allergic reactions to the eye area, causing it to break down, dry out and wrinkle.
Solution: Clean all instruments, including eye shadow brushes, with an anti-bacterial soap. Try a different concealer, eye cream or eye shadow. Throw away all old eye shadows, if they are older than one year. After changing products, you should notice a dramatic difference in the eye area in less than a week and the eye area should look smoother and healthier, not dry. Diagnosed early you can save your eye area from future damage and wrinkles.
At The Rouge we are committed to excellence in analyzing skin and the problems associated with cosmetic related conditions. If you are suffering from unexplained rashes or if you have problem skin, we are here to suggest options and offer you skin care consultations, so you can get on the right path to a healthier looking skin.