Admit it or not, skin irritation is not just embarrassing but also painful at times. While you might not be aware of what exactly is making your skin angry, you can be rest assured that the culprits are lying right under your nose in your own house.
Don’t believe me?Well, take a look at these top 12 convicted products you want to check before purchasing and using it on your skin.
Soap – Always be wary of these Sodium Laureth sulfates laden soap bars, hand-wash, detergents, and dishwasher. It leaves your skin dry, coarse, and rough. Stop obsessive hand-wash now!
Liquid Cleaners – Quite the fad these days, restrict your skin contact with these badass cleaners. While they are meant for cleaning furniture, dishes, glass table tops, and toilets, skin contact can cause redness, irritation, and itching.
Dryer Sheets – Limit your usage of fragrant fabric softeners and dryer sheets as studies find it can cause skin inflammation. Go for non-perfumed products to prevent interaction with chemicals.
Fabric – Fabrics like wool causes skin rashes in adults and children. Try to use natural hemp, cotton, soft jute for your clothing if you have any skin diseases like eczema.
Heat – Another major cause of skin issues. Avoid wearing body-hugging clothes to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of rashes on the skin due to heat.
Latex – Found in many products like condoms, gloves, bra strap, it can be sensitive to skin. People allergic to latex should avoid consumption of tropical fruits like bananas and kiwis.
Perfume – It’s quite common among people to develop skin rashes when in contact with certain fragrances and perfumes. It’s not easy to pin down the sinner chemical component in perfumes. Reactions are subjective, and while some may be sensitive to musk, others can find themselves being affected by vanilla scent.
Cosmetics & Creams – Facial creams and other cosmetic products like anti-aging creams, anti-wrinkle creams, under eye creams often use ascorbic acid and paraben as its key ingredient. This can cause burning sensation on skins, redness of the skin, and itchiness. Careful examination of ingredients is important before purchasing of such products.
Plants – Yes, it’s true. Some plants like poison ivy, poison sumac have been reported to be the common cause of skin allergies in people. Avoid keeping such plants indoor, and avoid contact with such plants. Skin infection through these plants can last anywhere between 5 to 30 days depending on the severity of the skin inflammation.
Food – This is not unknown to us. Certain foods and fruits can cause an allergic reaction to our skin. One must consult the doctor and take allergic tests to identify foods to avoid. For example, contact with lime on peeled or cut skin can cause severe burns.
Metal – Metals like Nickel found commonly in jewelry, zippers, watchbands, can cause allergy easily especially on sensitive skin.
Sunscreen – While sunscreen protects our skin from the harmful UVA and UVB radiation of the sun, certain chemical components found in the sunscreen like PABA-based chemicals can cause skin allergies. Try to go for organic sunscreens with no PABA-chemicals.