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Are hypoallergenic products good for sensitive skin?

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Hypoallergenic skin care products are not necessarily safer for sensitive skin. There are no federal standards governing the use of the term “hypoallergenic,” so it can mean whatever a company wants it to mean.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services group have a Household Products Database online. You can look up products by brand name to see what’s in them and whether they could irritate your skin.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Sensitive skin;" "Stress and skin;" and "Men's skin care."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Skin Rashes and Other Changes."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Sensitive skin;" "Stress and skin;" and "Men's skin care."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Skin Rashes and Other Changes."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 01, 2018

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