Sunday, July 8, 2012

Allergy Basics and Your Sensitive Skin

You may be surprised to learn that at least two out of every 10 Americans are affected by allergies.  The bottom line of allergies is that your immune system has an abnormal response to substances that others may not have any negative response to.

How Allergies can be Cause of Sensitive Skin
You are exposed to the 'allergen' (substance your immune system negatively responds to) by inhaling it, swallowing it, or absorbing it into your skin.  Over time, your immune system produces certain types of antibodies to grab the allergen.  A domino effect occurs, in a nut shell, which sets off a few chemical reactions which show as symptoms.  Some of these reactions eventually affect the health of many of your organs, including the skin, which is the largest organ in your body.  With continued exposure to this 'allergen', you may develop sensitive skin.  Many of your every day used skin care and personal care products may contain some form of irritating allergen.

Allergic Reaction Symptoms of Sensitive Skin
There are many allergic reactions to skin allergens, including:
  • Rashes
  • Hives
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Red patches
You may experience mild to severe reactions and symptoms.  Usually the reaction disappears once the exposure to the allergen stops.

Sensitive Skin Care is the Key to Minimize Allergic Skin Reactions
The longer you use skin care products with irritating ingredients, the more likely that you may develop sensitive skin reactions.  Many brands sell products with labels indicating they offer sensitive skin care.  But truly sensitive skin care products should be void of the following:
  • Salicylates
  • Gluten
  • Parabens
  • Herbal extracts and essential oils
  • Fragrance
All Cleure skin care products are free of of salicylates, gluten, parabens, fragrance, and herbal ingredients.  With daily use, you will notice a more radiant, healthy skin.

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