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What are the most common skin reactions to a beauty product?

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1. Irritation. Your doctor may call this “irritant contact dermatitis.” It’s the most common skin reaction to a beauty product. You could have burning, stinging, itching, and redness in the area where you apply the product.

2. Skin allergies (allergic contact dermatitis). Sensitivity or a true allergy to a specific ingredient in the product causes redness, swelling, itching, or blisters on the skin. Fragrances and preservatives are some of the biggest culprits.

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American Academy of Dermatology. 

Food and Drug Administration.

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 12, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Dermatology. 

Food and Drug Administration.

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 12, 2017

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