Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Makeup Allergies

You may use a makeup product too much. Something in it does not agree with your skin. Occasionally, makeup ingredients can trigger allergic reactions. These reactions most commonly occur on the upper and lower eyelids from eye makeup such as eyeliner and mascara because of the preservatives these products contain. Don't share eye products, which could spread infection. If you already have an eye infection or eyelid inflammation avoids eye makeup.
Signs you may have a makeup allergy may also include a rash, swelling, or excessive wrinkling of the skin around the eyes. Also, you may develop a sudden breakout on the skin or a rash around the lips (owing to dye in some lipsticks). If you notice a reaction, stop using the product immediately. Take an antihistamine to relieve symptoms if the reaction persists. If reactions continue no matter what product you use, sched­ule an appointment with a dermatologist or an allergist. The physician can admin­ister an allergy patch test to determine what specific ingredient your skin may be reacting to. One way to avoid potential triggers of allergic reaction is to patch-test the product on your skin before use. If you are allergic to your mascara, you might try applying a small amount of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to lashes for a fuller, thicker appearance.

1 comment:

Laureen said...

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