Dermatologists in the U.K. are calling for a ban on a preservative found in many beauty and household products due to its propensity to cause allergic reactions
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, October 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
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But now, dermatologists in the U.K. are calling for a ban on a preservative found in many beauty and household products due to its propensity to cause allergic reactions as reported by "The Telegraph":
"The chemical, methylisothiazolinone, is used to prolong shelf life in everything from face powder to baby wipes. It is notorious for causing allergic reactions such as rashes, lumps, blisters, itchy eyes and facial swelling, which is why the British Association of Dermatologists wants a full ban on the preservative.
"The frequency of reactions to [methylisothiazolinone] is unprecedented in my experience. We've never seen anything quite like it," London dermatologist Dr. Ian White tells BBC. "Contact allergy to this permitted preservative is now of epidemic proportions. Immediate action needs to be taken by industry."
Dry skin is caused by a damaged skin barrier that is no longer functioning properly. You skin's barrier is designed to keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out. When that barrier stops working, your skin is robbed of its own natural oils
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