Skin Care Myths Part 2
"Hypoallergenic is for sensitive skin"
Hypoallergenic lotions and cosmetics are generally safe, and less likely to cause a reaction, but that doesn't mean there isn't some possibility. While the FDA requires that all products sold as cosmetics go through some kind of allergy testing; the tests are overseen by the companies themselves and are not regulated. And even if a formula has been tested thoroughly, there is still a possibility that your skin could have a reaction.
While Hypoallergenic is a great marketing tool, it is not necessarily a guarantee.
Always test your products well before any big event. Know that stress, weather, environment and tap water can react with products. What works for you in your hometown may not work for you on vacation.
If you have never had your skin analyzed by a licensed professional aesthetician, run out and get one. You may be having a reaction or breakout because the products you are using are not right for your skin type! It is much more complicated than oily/combo dry/normal. An Aesthetician can tell you what your true skin type really is.
"Strong scrubs, soaps and abrasives are good for your skin. "