What does a reaction to skincare look like? An itchy red rash after using skincare products is a clear sign of an allergic reaction. But sometimes skincare products can cause more subtle symptoms, like dryness and flakiness, pimple-like bumps, and uneven skin tone. This may be due to irritation caused by a certain ingredient.
How do you know if you’re allergic to a skincare product? Symptoms of Allergic Reactions
Allergic reactions can range in severity, but may include hives, itchy skin, a rash, flaking or peeling skin, facial swelling, irritation of the eyes, nose and mouth, wheezing, and anaphylaxis.
How do you tell if your skin is having a reaction? Itching, redness and swelling are common to most skin allergies. Yet there are some differences that help in the diagnosis of specific conditions. Itchy, red or dry skin. It may “weep” or leak fluid that crusts over when scratched, which means that it is also infected.
How do you get rid of an allergic reaction on your face fast? Wash the product off your face with cold water or use a cold compress to soothe some of that stinging feeling. Apply an over-the-counter 1 percent hydrocortisone cream to help manage the itchiness. Take an oral antihistamine to help treat the itchiness.