IMPACT THE SKIN
Skin allergic reactions are not limited to contact dermatitis. In fact, skin is the #1 site of allergy manifestations, with 80% of allergies having consequences for skin*. This is because - contact dermatitis aside - skin allergies can also be caused by the medicine we take, the food we eat (think nuts) or our environment (think pollen or pet “dander”). Typical on-skin effects on allergies? Skin often breaks out in hives, rashes and irritations, associated with itching, stinging or heating and burning sensations. Plus, if you are constantly blowing your nose, it is likely to become red and irritated. If your skin allergies are acting up, your first port of call is the pharmacy: Over-the-counter antihistamines associated with hypoallergenic skincare can rapidly calm things down.
"In this section, you will learn about the difference between sensitive skin, reactive skin and allergic skin. We’ll also share some expert tips on how to avoid skin allergic reactions, as well as the best allergy-prone skin solutions."
*Allergic or intolerant skin profiling. France and Germany. A+A. February 2009