Are my skincare products causing a rash?

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Allergic skin reactions can occur with almost anything that touches the skin. There are times when patients might experience a rash after using a new skincare product. This is typically a sign that a patient is allergic to an ingredient in the product. However, some patients may experience other reactions to new products that might not be just a rash. At the Florida Academic Dermatology Center of Coral Gables, FL, Dr. Francisco Kerdel and his associates often work with patients to help them determine if they are allergic to a product—or maybe just using too much.

What can happen with new skincare products?

Rashes are just one of many reactions that can occur to the skin due to a reaction to certain active ingredients. Other symptoms of an allergic reaction or other problems such as irritation may include:

  • Pimple-like bumps on the skin
  • Dryness and flaking
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Red, raised bumps on the skin
  • Itching and irritation

These signs may not always be a sign of an allergic reaction, however, which is why it is vital to have an evaluation performed by a dermatologist to pinpoint the cause of the problem. A perfect example is itchy and dry skin. While this may be caused by the use of a new product, it may also be a result of dry and undernourished skin. Working with a professional is the best way to get an accurate assessment of the issue and how to address it.

What products tend to cause allergic reactions?

Beauty products that are commonly known to be problematic for patients include:

  • Shampoos and conditioners
  • Certain types of sunscreen products and brands
  • Cleansing wipes
  • Deodorants and antiperspirants
  • Henna ink
  • Lipstick
  • Nail polish
  • Colognes/perfumed
  • Hair dyes and coloring agents
  • Creams, soaps, and gels used on the skin or hair
  • Artificial/fake acrylic nails
  • Makeup, including foundation and eyeshadows

Learn more about skincare products that are right for your skin

Call the Florida Academic Dermatology Center, or FADC, at (305) 324-2110 to request an appointment with Dr. Francisco Kerdel and his associates at 475 Biltmore Way, Suite #207. His facility is here to help new and returning patients who are seeking skincare solutions and deal with common issues such as irritation, allergic reactions, and poor skin texture and tone.

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