What To Do About SLS Irritations
What to do if you believe you have an adverse reaction to this irritant? Your doctor can prescribe a patch test, and you can take it from there. Like parabens, many companies have started looking for alternative surfactants that are gentler on the skin. If you are one of those people that cannot tolerate it and need to change, the change will take some getting used to.
Do you remember making the change to SLS-free and fluoride-free toothpaste? You may recall that sensation of brushing your teeth and not feeling the foam in your mouth was… strange?! You don’t have to go that far if it is too much to bear. A popular toothpaste like Sensodyne is SLS-free and doesn’t get that much getting used to. Nevertheless, SLS still remains a popular choice in many shampoos and other products due to its low cost and high level of efficacy. Keep reading to learn more about red flag ingredients and common terms you should be avoiding.