Sensitive Skin - Three Tips for Preventing Allergic Reactions

Sensitive Skin - Three Tips for Preventing Allergic Reactions

By Soap Blogger

For those with sensitive skin, the threat of an allergic reaction is never far away.  Most people will encounter a mild sensitivity or allergy a handful of times in their lives, but for those with the most sensitive of skin types, each and every new product trialled has the potential to breed a rather hideous outcome.  

Of course the good news is that now more than ever, extensive research into the subject of sensitive skin and skin allergies has led to the creation of a whole world of products where the risk of allergic reactions is brought down to absolute minimums. Still, it can often seem almost impossible to completely avoid the threat of an allergic reaction when and where skin sensitivity is at its highest, though a few tips from the experts can certainly help:


1 – Avoid Anything Synthetic


First and foremost, one of the best tips to follow at all times is that of removing anything synthetic or chemical based from your hygiene and beauty regime altogether. Now, that is of course not to say that there are not plenty of natural products out there that some individuals may indeed be allergic to, but in terms of the worst allergic reactions and the most commonly experienced allergic reactions, it more often than not comes down to synthetic ingredients, chemicals and toxins.  It’s still important to figure out exactly what it is that you react most strongly too, but in most instances it can make a difference to cut off anything synthetic and perhaps make the switch to 100% organic products.


2 – Forget Fragrances


While there can be exceptions to the rule, it often tends to be the case that the ingredients featured in skincare products that are most likely to cause allergic reactions are those that are included for fragrance purposes. There’s a dizzying array of chemicals and compounds that find their way into everyday cosmetics for no reason other than to make them smell nice, despite the fact that most of these ingredients are in every way a million miles from what it is they are actually trying to replicate the fragrance of. There’s nothing to say that switching to fragrance-free products will definitely eliminate the chance of allergic reactions, but it may improve things for some.


3 – Keep a Diary


Last but not least, even in a professional environment it can be incredibly time-consuming and difficult to figure out exactly what it is you are allergic to.  However, you can take control of things yourself to an extent, simply by keeping a diary of the products you use and when you use them. This way, if and when you find yourself showing signs of an allergic reaction to anything, you can keep out of the ingredients it contains and by process of elimination – i.e. by using other products – you could eventually work out exactly what products and ingredients you can and cannot get away with.



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