Everyday products that might be causing skin irritation

Skin irritation products

Everyday products that might be causing skin irritation

Even if you’re an adult, you could still have an undiagnosed allergy. Maybe your skin flares up, and you aren’t sure why. You might not know it, but there are several surprising products that could be causing it.

Sometimes, finding the trigger that’s causing your dermatitis or eczema is challenging. In this part of our continuing series, we have some more lesser-known triggers that just might be causing you trouble.

Hand sanitizer

While this product is useful when there’s no sign of soap in sight, hand sanitizer can, unfortunately, cause irritation. Ingredients such as alcohol can cause sensitive skin to become inflamed, break into hives, or trigger existing skin problems like dermatitis or eczema.

To solve this, why not try alcohol-free hand sanitizer instead?


Have you ever put a plaster over a cut only to find that your injury was worse afterwards? It could be infected, or you might just have an allergy to plasters. The sticky adhesive on plasters contains glues such as methacrylates and epoxy diacrylates.

Unfortunately, these glues – much like the ingredients in hand sanitizer – can cause your skin to become inflamed, itchy, and sore. Luckily there is an easy solution for when you need a plaster – anti-allergy plasters. You can buy them in most supermarkets and drugstores.


If you like to add sweetener to your morning coffee, you might want to rethink doing so. Sweeteners, such as Stevia, can trigger allergies. As the sweetener is derived from a plant, this means it may come into contact with allergens such as pollen. By consuming sweeteners, you could be exposing yourself to triggers.

We highly recommend getting tested for allergies no matter what your age. Knowing what to avoid is important and can make your life that much more comfortable.

If you think you might be suffering from allergies or contact dermatitis, why not order one of our home testing kits today? Find out once and for all what’s causing your skin irritation. Request an allergy test from us or visit our website.

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