A few facts
About skin & allergy
More than 27% percent of grown-ups in Europe are allergic to one or more ingredients. This makes skin allergy one of the most common chronic diseases.
If you use it, you risk it, meaning the more often you use allergens such as perfume, nickel or for example colophony on your skin the bigger is your risk of developing skin allergy. This because skin allergy is dose responsive depended. Twenty years ago we called perfume allergy the old woman’s disease because it was only elderly women developing allergy towards perfume. Today children as young as three years get allergic to perfume. This is bad news for the babies because they will have to live with this for the rest of their lives.
What you can do
Can I prevent skin allergy?
Yes! In fact we have collected a number of tips to prevent skin allergy right here. Rules-of-thumb are: Buy products with an allergy certification; Avoid perfume all together; Avoid products with Methylisothiazolinone (MI); Think twice before you color your hair or get a black henna tattoo; Wash your new clothes before you wear it.
PS: don’t blame your parents – you can not inherit skin allergy from them. If you are not exposed to allergens you will not become allergic.