Skincare Products That Cause Rashes

Hi Dr.Irwin, I am a newbie to skincare and had encounter with some problems lately. I am having dry and sensitive skin. After I mixed my pure beauty toner and a cybercolour sleeping mask. Reaction after this step left rashes on my face and was only subside after I brought the La roche posay moisturizer. Recently I notice I get breakouts easily and stopped all products for 1 week and switch to Neogence hyaluronic acid hydrating oil control water gel with the hyaluronic acid hydrating essence and problem didn’t subside. Please advice! Thank you.

Reactions to skin care products are surprisingly common. And we women often use multiple products on our faces, making it difficult to tell which product is the culprit. If the rash is persistent or severe, please see a doctor.

One good strategy is to stop everything you are using and switch to a very bland cleanser and a moisturizer made for  sensitive skin. Try the Free & Clear line sometimes also called Vanicream or Cetaphil. You can find it online. If you clear up on those products you can add your own products back one at a time, one week apart. That way, you’ll be able to tell which product is irritating you.

Dr. Irwin

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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