What can you do @ Home, to test your skin for allergic reactions to products you want to use?
Here is a simple home based test you can do to identify possible contact allergens. Just follow a few simple steps.
1. Apply the cream/ product you want to use, twice a day for 3 days on your elbow crease, making sure you rub it in.
2. Wait for 7 days after the first application.
3. If you experience no itching and can see no evidence of redness or flaking of the skin by the 7th day of application, you are unlikely to be allergic to the product, which can now be safely used on your face or any other part of the body. If you do experience redness/ itching- you are likely to be allergic to the product and should avoid it.
Simple, isn’t it?
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