Correlations With The Location Of The Lesions

Like many other contact allergens, cosmetics can reach the skin in several different ways [1,2]: by direct application; by airborne exposure to vapors, droplets, or particles that are released into the atmosphere and then settle on the skin [7]; by contact with people (partners, friends, coworkers) who transmit allergens to cause ''connubial'' or ''consort'' dermatitis [8]; by transfer from other sites on the body, often the hands, to more sensitive areas such as the mouth or the eyelids (ectopic dermatitis); and by exposure to the sun with photoallergens.

The most common sources of cosmetic allergens applied directly to the body are listed in Table 1.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Beauty for Newbies

Beauty for Newbies

Do you feel like an ugly duckling sometimes? Doesn't it seem like everyone else seems to know the best ways to present themselves, from their hair, to their skin, to their makeup?

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment