Beauty products are unsuspected cause of allergic reactions
It’s accepted that permanent hair dyes can cause serious health problems – but researchers have discovered that other beauty products can have an effect too. Moisturisers, cleansers, sunscreens and hair colorants cause allergic reactions, such as headache, sore skin and itching, a new survey has discovered.
Facial and body moisturisers are the most likely beauty products to cause a reaction, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health has reported. Women have reported suffering from eczema, rash, blistering and itching after using them.
Women who have used a hair dye have reported similar reactions, which have usually appeared within a couple of days and have persisted for up to several months afterwards.
(Source: The National Register of Adverse Effects from Cosmetic Products, published by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health).