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What should I know about skin reactions to beauty products?

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Beauty products can cause irritated skin or an allergic reaction. Problems can range from simple rashes to full-blown allergic reactions. Symptoms can start right after you use something new -- or after years of using a product with no problems.

From: Skin Reactions to Beauty Products WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Garrett, A.W., Drug & Cosmetic Industry, Feb. 1, 1991. 

American Academy of Dermatology website. 

Food and Drug Administration website.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology : Results of patch testing to personal care product allergens in a standard series and a supplemental cosmetic series: An analysis of 945 patients from the Mayo Clinic Contact Dermatitis Group, 2000-2007.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 14, 2019

SOURCES: 

Garrett, A.W., Drug & Cosmetic Industry, Feb. 1, 1991. 

American Academy of Dermatology website. 

Food and Drug Administration website.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology : Results of patch testing to personal care product allergens in a standard series and a supplemental cosmetic series: An analysis of 945 patients from the Mayo Clinic Contact Dermatitis Group, 2000-2007.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 14, 2019

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