Fragrant Body Lotions
Often skin creams and lotions contain harsh chemicals and colors to maintain a “pleasing” smell. The problem is that fragrances is a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis especially in those with eczema or sensitive skin. Avoiding them can reduce skin issues.
Some forms of skin irritations (i.e., dermatitis) are a result of internal conditions such as anxiety—when the stress turns up the heat; the chemical process in the body react and trigger the skin condition.
We love our families, but sometimes our parents or even our grandparents pass down a tendency to get dry skin. For instance, if a parent suffers from eczema, chances are a child may develop it as well.
Seasonal allergies—such as asthma—can trigger an annoying skin reaction, like hives, that form as itchy bumps on the surface of the skin and disappear once the allergen disappears.
All purpose household chemicals contain harsh chemicals—like ammonia—designed to combat grease and remove stains. However, if you don’t wear gloves these chemicals can disrupt your skin barrier, leading to dry and irritated skin.
Campers and hikers are constantly warned to be wary of poison ivy, poison oak, and sumac, which can irritate the skin in different, but not harmful ways. For instance, a brush with poison ivy will leave red, itchy blisters on the skin a few days later due to a plant resin called urushiol. The rash will disappear in a few weeks, but may require topical ointment.