With so many beauty products on the market, it’s hard to know what’s best for your skin. One way to narrow it down is by choosing hypoallergenic formulas. While you might have heard that these lotions and potions only cater to a sensitive skin type, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Here’s why.
Hypoallergenic Products Cater To All Skin Types
While you’ll find a handful of products catered towards a specific skin due to the addition of targeted ingredients, the vast majority can be used by all skin types and conditions. They are formulated to minimize both allergic reactions and skin irritations, which makes them ideal for anyone.
Fewer Dark Spots
Some formulas are laden with chemicals, artificial fragrances, and allergens which can unintentionally draw discoloration (from the sun, pregnancy, medication) to the surface. Hypoallergenic products are free from such irritants, and you can even find sunscreen formulas to help keep dark spots at bay.
Don’t Aggravate Skin Conditions
Approximately 35 million Americans suffer from eczema and 7.5 million from psoriasis. Both of these skin conditions cause red, inflamed, cracked, dry, and irritated skin that can appear in localized patches or all over the face and body. Beauty products infused with chemicals put users at risk for increased irritation. On the flip side, hypoallergenic products can actually help to improve these conditions.
Most hypoallergenic products are formulated to be ‘non-comedogenic.’ That means they don’t contain pore-clogging ingredients that can create a dull complexion, breakouts, or overproduction of oil. Hypoallergenic makeup is also easier to wash off, so there’s less of a chance it’ll remain on the skin. You’ll keep your skin clean and clear!