If in case you have sensitive skin, you doubtless know that one set off for some folks is perfume. Sure, the elements that fragrance your magnificence merchandise could trigger the pores and skin to turn out to be itchy, infected, tight, ashy, or purple. “[Artificial fragrance] is among the most typical elements to trigger sensitivity, puffiness, itch, and rash,” says board-certified dermatologist Loretta Ciraldo, M.D., FAAD.

Basically, hypoallergenic and artificial-fragrance-free comply with the identical beat. That is why board-certified dermatologist Hadley King, M.D., says to search for “fragrance-free” on the label, along with the overarching hypoallergenic. “Even merchandise which are labeled ‘unscented’ should still include perfume and may subsequently nonetheless trigger an allergic response,” she advises. 

And whereas many individuals go straight for his or her face lotions when on the lookout for their irritation culprits, don’t overlook your hair care. Shampoos, conditioners, and styling merchandise are generally scented in some capability, and thus could also be the reason for your tight, itchy, and infected scalp—but in addition any irritation that exhibits up across the hairline, neck, shoulders, and the again (particularly when you have lengthy hair).  

If this sounds such as you, it might be time to look into fragrance-free shampoos. Right here, 9 of the most effective.