Skin Reactions to Beauty Products

The vast majority can securely utilize most excellence items – yet that does not imply that most magnificence items are free of issues. Skin responses and other hypersensitive matters related to excellence things happen every now and again.

In fact, the FDA said, almost all cosmetics can cause a reaction in some people. In a survey of the FDA, to 25% of individuals reported a skin response to one or more beauty products.
Problems can range from simple skin irritation or rashes to true allergic reactions. Symptoms may appear after several uses or sometimes occur spontaneously after years of trouble free use.

Skin reactions to cosmetics are divided into the following categories:

1. Irritant contact dermatitis

Irritant contact dermatitis is the most common skin reaction a beauty product. May cause fire, burning, itching, and redness in the area where the product is applied.

If the skin is dry or injured, you lose part of the natural protective barrier against irritants. This means that reactions can be more severe or occur more quickly.
2. Allergic Contact Dermatitis

In this case, sensitivity or a true allergy to a particular ingredient in the product causes redness, swelling, itching or blisters. The most common causes are fragrances and preservatives.

As for the fragrance, it is important to note that even products that say they are “unscented” may contain a masking agent – in essence, the fragrance used to cover up the chemical smells. While you can not smell, is there, and could cause an allergic reaction.

To ensure that perfume is not included, look for products labeled or unscented, unscented.

Virtually any product containing the water should contain preservatives. The most common parabens, imidazolidinyl urea, Quaternium-15, DMDM ​​hydantoin, phenoxyethanol, and formaldehyde methylchloroisothiazolinone. All have been linked to skin allergies.

Beauty products more likely to cause a skin reaction :

Beauty products most likely to result in skin reactions include bath soaps, detergents, deodorants, eye makeup, moisturizers, permanent lotion (especially those containing glyceryl mono thioglycolate), shampoos, long lasting lip stain, nail polish (especially those containing formaldehyde), and nail glue holding methacrylate.

Hair dyes can also be the origin of skin reactions, especially those containing p-phenylenediamine and ammonium persulfate used to lighten hair.

Also, the beauty products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids seem to be a problem for some people. The FDA has received reports of redness, swelling, blistering, burning, bleeding, rash and itching after using AHA-containing products, particularly those with a concentration of more than 10%, or a pH (acidity level) of 3.5 or less.

In some people, Retin-A creams and serums can also cause irritant contact dermatitis.

Also, many people have what is called “sun sensitivity.” In these people, almost all sunscreen products may cause allergic-type dermatitis. If this is the case for you, talk to a dermatologist about how to best protect your skin from the sun.
Treatments for skin reactions.

The most important step to take when you have a skin reaction in a beauty product is to discontinue use immediately. Often this is enough to solve the problem. Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream can also help reduce inflammation. In most cases, will have prescription strength creams.

How to avoid skin reactions to beauty products

  • Look for products containing the least amount of ingredients. This will reduce the likelihood of a response. It will also minimise the possibility of cross-reactions due to multiple exposures.

  • Make a test before using any product. Place a small amount on the inside of the elbow and wait 48-72 hours. If redness, swelling, itching or burning, do not use this product.
  • Always apply the fragrance on clothing, not skin. This can help reduce the risk of a reaction to the fragrance. It can also lessen the possibility of the fragrance ingredients that interact with other products and causing a skin reaction.
  • Note that the labels with the word “hypoallergenic,” “dermatologically tested,” “sensitivity tested,” or “irritating” do not guarantee that products are kinder to your skin. Although some companies do the testing, some not, and there are no rules to enforce these terms how you can use on the label.
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How to Tame a Frizzy Beard

Beard Care

How to Tame a Frizzy Beard

Are you always trying to work your beard, but the longer it gets, the more the hair goes in the weirdest direction? Are you constantly wondering if this is the way in which natural facial hair is supposed to grow?

Nature has its way and there are guys out there that don’t have the slightest idea what we’re talking about. They are the lucky ones that have perfect breads as nature wants it that way, but we tend to think that it’s not the case for most of us.

Whatever you may think, it takes years of practice to get the perfect beard and it’s not an easy job to learn how to tame your frizzy beard. Putting a unruly beard under control does require patience and constant use of a good beard trimmer, but there are also some tips you’d need to follow in order to get good results.

How to do it

Try to see the nuance in this one: don’t wash daily your beard. Maybe your lady is gonna say something, but don’t do it anyway. We all see how even the supermodels have a bit of greasy hair as they don’t wash it daily. When you wash your beard daily, the beard gets wiry as you do get rid of the natural oil that would have helped you work your beard. Don’t misunderstand us: don’t wash it daily, but do wash it from time to time, as you do want to look and smell good just as well.

beard maintenance

Growing a beard does request some time and patience from you and we all hate the two weeks that you need to wait until your beard really looks like a beard. Some transition periods are also quite natural and you just have to patiently wait, hoping that they will work on themselves. Maybe this isn’t the best solution, but it certainly doesn’t require any effort from you.

A longer hair should add more weight to your beard, but in some cases, this isn’t enough. The hair still lays flat and you may use a regular hair conditioner once a week so you can obtain some control over the hair. Even though you may find beard conditioners out there, some use successfully a hair conditioner that really does an amazing job on your beard.

Now that we’re here, have you ever tried soap on your beard? We all know that washing your beard strips the beard out of all the oils and soap is a definite “no” when it comes to that. The good part about using soap though is that the entire beard gets bushier and helps any patch blend in. this method may look extreme to some (especially if you only have one or two patches on your beard), but it’s a great way when everything else has failed. Not having a bushy beard is far more important, right?

Did it ever happen to you to wash your beard and…see a total mess afterwards? Don’t hesitate to comb the beard in the complete wrong direction and let it air dry. It may look weird so it’s best to remain subtle for a while and you should comb the beard the right way the moment it’s all dry. You may use a damp hand to smooth it out a bit. The beard may look a tad bigger than typically, but the beard is gonna know “who’s the man”:).

It’s very common to have portions of the beard growing in weird directions and it’s essential to put them under control. It may sound and look funny for many, but don’t be shy and get a black, plastic comb (steal it from your grandpa) and run the fine end of the beard. You may want to do this for 15 minutes daily to really put the bulk under control.

When not all of the above worked at all for your beard, you simply have to prune the unruly hairs and go with the extreme measures. Grey hairs seem to be some big troublemakers and it’s quite mission impossible to put them in line. This may seem a painful thing to try, but have you considered get a different style? There are plenty of beard styles that you may try and maybe this one simply doesn’t do it for you. No matter how much you like it or how much you’re struggling.


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Using A Hair Texturizer Vs. A Hair Relaxer And The Damage They Can Cause

Hair Relaxer featured

People with Black, or African American, hair often struggle in order to get the styles they desire because their hair is sometimes too frizzy. They also have problems with dryness, making their hair more frizzy and uncontrollable. Then they attempt to straighten it with hot irons and hair straighteners which can damage the hair and make it even more dry and unmanageable. There are a number of types of treatments which can be used, however, that help the hair become more healthy while making it easier to handle.

From Shaving The Head To Going With Jeri Curls, Everything Is In Style Now

The great thing about the new millennium is that nearly all the styles of the past and those of the future, are all acceptable now. You can have your bald head, flat top, Jeri curls, or what have you, if you take good care of your hair, you’ll look fine. On the other hand, if you let your hair go, don’t condition it regularly, then you’ll end up with a massive mess of frizz that won’t do anything.

Being clean cut and well groomed now goes with having nice clothes and a good car. If you look at the top music stars they all strive to have a unique hair style, clean and nice clothes, and a lifestyle that matches. You’ll never see the frizzies, though, they’ve all been taking good care of their hair (even the shaved heads are perfectly smooth too).

Using A Hair Texturizer Vs A Relaxer

When you have afro type hair, one of the ways to get it straightened is by using relaxer chemicals. These can be quite harsh on the hair and scalp, so they can’t be used to much or the hair and follicles can be damaged. Then you’ll be stuck with using weave-in hair, which can be high maintenance, and limits your styles.

When you use a hair texturizer you get a half-way look, it still has lots of the natural curl left, but it’s also much more relaxed and far less frizzy. Texturizers are made to only be left on the hair for a short time, then removed so that the hair has a nice, soft, loose pattern of curls, but isn’t totally straight.

The Problem With Most Texturizers Is They Are Harsh Too

Even though the package may boast great natural ingredients, the actual chemical that does the job is similar to drain cleaner. It’s not good for your hair or scalp at all. The biggest difference between relaxers and texturizers is mostly the time left in the hair and the concentration of the chemicals involved.

The chemicals do their job, however, and the hair will be permanently straighter until you grow it back out. But, if you leave it in too long, or use a poor quality product, you could end up with split ends and burnt dry hair.

The bottom line when using these products is to always buy top quality so you don’t get overly harsh chemicals and follow the instructions to the letter. Never think that leaving it in for a long time will be better, you could burn your scalp too, in addition to you hair. Talking to an experienced hair stylist before you proceed is a great idea as they will know which products have worked best for their customers.


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Choosing the right shampoo for your hair

Hair Shampoo

Dr. Amee Daxini talk about the importance to choose the right shampoo for a health hair.

For dry to frizzy hair creamy based shampoo should be used. For oily scalp and hair with less volume transparent shampoos should be used. Because they will add a little volume and they reduce the oiliness on the scalp.

The other important thing that shampoos do are that they have active ingredient which prevent dandruff. Certain anti dandruff shampoos and medicated shampoos do help to reduce oily scrub down the dandruff which is very prevalent in Bangalore. Anti dandruff shampoos also well used discreetly are good for hair.

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