If you frequently experience skin irritations like rashes, hives, breakouts, itchiness, peeling, redness, or inflammation, a clinical dermatologist or medical dermatologist can help. A dermatologist can determine the biological or environmental causes of your skin irritations, and help you reduce the likelihood of them reoccurring. Here are some tips for reducing your chances of skin irritation.
Choose Skin and Hair Care Products Wisely
Some skin and hair care products contain ingredients that are known irritants, like alcohol, fragrances, alpha-hydroxy acid, ammonium persulfate, tretinoin, and p-phenylenediamine. Before purchasing a product, you should check its active and inactive ingredients. Look for products that are all-natural, organic, additive-free, dye-free, and fragrance-free. Your clinical or medical dermatologist can help you pick out non-irritating skin and hair care products.
Avoid Irritants in Soaps and Detergents
Dish soaps and laundry detergents can also contain irritants. Certain chemicals and fragrances in these products can cause rashes, allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, or can act as a trigger for an eczema or psoriasis outbreak. You can find all-natural, eco-friendly soaps and detergents that don't contain dangerous or harmful chemicals. If you switch to a new soap or detergent and notice that your skin has become itchy, inflamed, tender, red, or dry, you should discontinue use of the product, take note of the ingredients, and find an all-natural replacement.
Protect Your Skin from Sun Exposure
The harsh, UV rays of the sun are another common cause of skin irritation, including heat rashes, sunburns, and breakouts. You should protect your sun from sun exposure by wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, pants, and long sleeves if you plan on being in the direct sunlight for 15 minutes or more.
At Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, we have over 140 locations across the country, and our cosmetic dermatology specialists can diagnose and treat any skin, nail, or hair problems that you might have. We employ cosmetic dermatologists, medical dermatologists, and clinical dermatologists who can recommend skin care products and treatments that won't harm your skin. To make an appointment with one of our dermatologists, call us today at (866) 400-3376.