Irritation and inflammation are bad for skin, but especially so if your skin is extra-sensitive or prone to allergic reactions. Learn what to do (and use) to keep sensitive skin looking its beautiful best!
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Whether or not you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin, chances are that you've had a reaction to a skin-care product or cosmetic somewhere on your face or body. Here's what you can do to calm and help correct your skin's irritated response.
As nice as it is to have a product with a wonderful aroma, it just doesn't make for good skin care. Whether the fragrance in the product is natural or synthetic, it is almost always a problem for skin.
If you have extra-sensitive, allergy-prone skin, using fragranced skin- or hair-care products can result in misery. Although fragrance is a problem for those with extra-sensitive, reddened skin, using fragrance-free products benefits everyone’s skin. Read on to find out why!
You can be irritating your skin and not even know it because irritation, more often than not, doesn't show up on the surface of skin. Even though you can't see it, irritation is taking place beneath the skin's surface, causing damage, mutating skin cells, destroying collagen, and making large pores and oily skin worse.
Whether it is a cleanser, lotion, toner, blush, foundation, or mascara, without preservatives like parabens these everyday items would become overloaded with bacteria, mold, and fungus, making them harmful to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Good to know: parabens aren't the enemy!
You're using a new product and love the results—at first. Then, out of the blue, your skin reacts strongly, breaking out in red bumps, itching, and more. Is it the new product? Is it something you've used for years? Find out how to get to the bottom of negative skin reactions, fast!
Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:
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