Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Are You Allergic To Your Make-Up?

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It can be frustrating to realize that the cosmetic products you just purchased to boost your appearance has actually backfired and irritated your skin instead. Cosmetic products for the skin, including make-up, bring in billions of dollars in revenue each year. While the FDA and USDA issue safety guidelines when it comes to cosmetics, that doesn’t mean that every skin type will respond without problem. A make-up that works beautifully for one person may produce a red, itchy rash in the next. Finding a make-up that works best for your skin is highly important, especially if these are products you are putting on your skin everyday.

A make-up allergy is not uncommon. It is typically a form of contact dermatitis. There are cosmetic products that may cover up your facial flaws with perfection, but if your skin reacts poorly, you may end up with more problems than you started with. In most cases, a make-up allergy is easily treated, especially with the help of a dermatologist. Beyond stopping the trigger product altogether, your dermatologist may suggest an antihistamine or steroid to treat the rash.

Why is the skin vulnerable to an allergy from make-up? Cosmetic products are composed of varying mixtures of perfumes, emulsifiers, pigments, and preservatives as well as a variety of inert materials. They commonly contain exotic botanical substances as well, which not everyone can tolerate.

If you suspect that your make-up is not agreeing with you, whether it is a brand new foundation or an eye shadow you’ve always used, don’t ignore the issue. Signs and symptoms of a make-up allergy include a red, itchy and/or scaly rash. You may also experience hives or blisters. In many cases, a stinging or burning sensation may be felt after the make-up is applied. It is also possible for a make-up allergy to show up as blackheads, folliculitis or darkened skin.

Just because you have sensitive skin, doesn’t mean you can’t wear make-up. At Olansky Dermatology Associates, we can help determine the specific ingredient your skin is reacting to. There are many cosmetic products available that are designed for sensitive skin. To start, try products that are all-natural, oil-free, paraben-free and/or fragrance free. You deserve to look beautiful and feel comfortable in your make-up!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology AssociatesAtlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484

 

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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.