These Skin Creams and Makeup Products Might Cause a Rash and Other Problems

Carefully read the ingredients of your skin creams. Shutterstock.

Tips for Choosing Skin Creams

To try to prevent a reaction from occurring in the first place, here are some tips you can take into consideration the next time you go shopping for skin creams. One of the most natural things you can do is take a gander at the label: choose products with the fewest ingredients. This small effort will make a lousy reaction less likely to take place.

Another good idea is to perform a patch test: this just means that you place a small amount of the new skin cream on the inside of your elbow and wait for up to two days to see if a reaction takes place. As long as there is no redness, swelling, itching, or burning on your test area, the product is safe for you to use.