From jewelry to cosmetics, there is always something that can cause irritation, inflammation, or a flare-up of eczema and similar skin conditions.
The best thing you can do is educate yourself on what the effects are and if you do have sensitivities, make sure you steer clear of metals like nickel and aluminum.
Do you know what’s in your deodorant? Many people don’t even realize the plethora of chemicals and potentially harmful substances in the things we put on our body.
Aluminum in its natural state isn’t harmful but the ionic and compound forms can be very dangerous. They are often found in anti-perspirants as part of the active ingredients in the form of aluminum chloride and aluminum chlorohydrate. These toxic compounds have been linked to kidney issues, liver damage, breast cancer and increased Alzheimer’s occurrences.
Nickel is another metal typically found in jewelry. When you read the labels, you will see ‘nickel free’ as it is a common allergen to the skin. When nickel is present in jewelry, you may have itchiness, swelling, a rash or even blisters.
Instead of nickel, if you are looking for inexpensive metal substitutes, try tungsten or copper. Gold, silver and sterling silver are options but can run into higher prices.
Skin allergies are no joke and can cause other skin conditions. Having nickel against your already irritated skin is a bad combination. Nickel or aluminum products are more harmful than you may realize with long term effects.Choose natural cosmetics with ingredients you can read and understand. Nothing with compound chemicals or long, confusing names should touch your skin unnecessarily.
Should you come into contact with something that causes your skin to inflame or have a breakout of psoriasis, eczema or rash, it is important you treat it right away. Make sure the area is clean and apply a combination of ointment and lotions.
It is critical you choose something that won’t make it worse with fragrances or more chemicals. Cheryl Lee MD has kits for all kinds of skin issues and irritations. Find the one that best suits your needs and resolve your itchy, inflamed condition quickly.