Some beauty products contain ingredients that are toxic to the immune system.
Here’s what you need to know.
By Jennifer MascaroAssociated PressIt is the most common allergy to cosmetics, and people have a hard time identifying it as an allergy because of the distinctive packaging, and the absence of warning labels on the product.
But it is possible for allergic reactions to be triggered by one of the ingredients in some cosmetic products.
These include skin-conditioning, hair-care, eye-care and fragrance.
People with skin allergies have been reporting allergic reactions in droves.
Some allergic reactions, like eczema, are more common in people with eczemas than others, and more commonly occur in people who have not yet developed a skin allergy.
Some people may also have more common allergic reactions.
In some cases, it may be difficult to identify the allergic reaction and can take weeks or months to get an accurate diagnosis.
Symptoms may include:Irritability, swelling and itching, which may include a burning sensation in the skin or a burning feeling in the eyes.
Some may have skin rash.
Other reactions include:Fever, shortness of breath and chest pain.
Some allergic reactions may not appear as severe as other allergic reactions because they may not require immediate medical treatment.
Most people with skin allergic reactions can tolerate these products.
But some people with a skin sensitivity to these products can develop a reaction when they use them.
People can develop an allergic reaction to certain skin-care products even if they do not have a skin-allergy.
For example, some people allergic to certain types of lotions or other products may have difficulty with these products after using them.
Some of the products containing the ingredient could also contain ingredients known to cause allergic reactions:Coconut oil, which contains fatty acids, can cause skin irritation or dermatitis, an allergic inflammation.
Cocoa oil, also known as coconut oil oil, contains glycerin, a substance that can trigger an allergic response.
Many of these products are marketed as sunscreens, and it is important to avoid using sunscents that contain glycerins, or other ingredients that may irritate the skin.
Some other products containing ingredients that can cause allergic reaction include:Antiperspirants, which include DEET, are usually made from petroleum and are known to irritate or trigger an allergy.
A few examples include the following:Eyeshadow cosmetics, which are typically made from cotton, are sometimes made from animal fats, which can cause allergies.
These products can cause swelling or redness of the eyes and eyelids.
They may also irritate skin or trigger a skin reaction.
Athletic supplements, including creatine, are often made from a type of amino acid known as arginine, which causes allergic reactions like anaphylaxis.
Many other ingredients may be present in skin- allergenic products.
Here are a few of the more common skin-related ingredients:Athletes use their bodies to generate sweat and other bodily fluids.
When they use a product that contains these fluids, they may be allergic to them, even though the product is made from natural ingredients.
For more information on how to recognize and manage skin allergies, see the links below:To help with the process of identifying skin allergies and managing them, there are some products that contain ingredients used in other areas of your life.
These are:For more tips on avoiding skin allergies that can develop during pregnancy and lactation, see our article, Understanding the signs of skin allergies.
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