Hives are very frequent and may be due to many factors. Itching, inflammation of the skin, redness or hives from different areas of the body that may be very uncomfortable.
Hives are one of the most frequent diseases of the skin, and also the least known exact causes. Many people suffer from hives spontaneously or continuously and for a variety of reasons. In addition, it is quite uncomfortable because of the itching it produces and the brands, which makes many people do not feel at ease constantly. Hives can be due to many factors. One of the most frequent are allergies, be it food, animals, or even tissues.
When the urticaria lasts more than six weeks, it is considered chronic urticaria. This condition alters the nervous system and affects the body in general by histamine. It is a frequent disease that can appear at any age, although children and young people seem to be more sensitive to suffer from it.
- Swelling and itching of the skin.
- The forms vary and disappear and appear in minutes or hours.
- You may experience some pink lesions throughout the body of different sizes.
- Trouble breathing or swallowing.
- The anxiety that can produce rapid and irregular heartbeats.
- Sometimes you may suffer a loss of consciousness, dizziness and/or fainting.
- An intoxicated body or one that is too full of toxins or unnecessary waste that builds up due to a poor diet, high in processed, refined, dairy (from cows), and fermented and spiced cheeses.
- Malfunctioning intestines that do not sufficiently eliminate toxins.
- Contaminated blood (and body in general) due to inadequate toxic waste disposal can lead to all kinds of drug allergies and/or some foods such as milk, nuts, eggs, shellfish, etc.
- Exposure to dust, lint or animal hair such as cat hair, reactions that are generated due to the intoxicated body.
- Wearing very tight clothing as it prevents the circulation of waste material which accumulates in areas where proper blood flow is not allowed.
- Exposure to extreme climates such as extreme heat or cold.
- Contact with sweat (perspiration) when it is very acidic or excessive exposure to the sun.
- A stressful environment, or high pressure.
Contact with some creams can create irritation and redness in some people. Many people are allergic to many cosmetic ingredients such as salicylic acid, causing reactions such as itching, swelling, and heat on the skin. This happens because many creams contain strong and somewhat harmful ingredients to the skin. When it comes to skin with welts or wheals, you have to be careful about what you put on it. All creams should probably be specifically indicated for atopic skin, with redness. In this sense, the best recommendation is that you consult your doctor to know exactly what you can and cannot spread on your skin. Although chronic spontaneous urticaria has no cure, you may find a product that reduces the itching or lessens the effects of the rash on your skin.
Just as there are creams that won't do you any good, you shouldn't apply makeup to an area affected by hives. Perfume is not recommended either since it can increase the itchiness. Sometimes hives or angioedema appear on the face or neck, with the consequent psychological effect, since in addition to the obvious pain or itching, we do not look as good as we would like, which contributes to low self-esteem and therefore we believe it is better to try to hide it with makeup. However, it will not help to solve the problem, since the use of makeup on the area can contribute to increase the itching or worsen the skin condition.
To avoid the risk of allergies associated with using a product that does not suit your skin, choose a hypoallergenic makeup specially formulated to meet the needs of all skin types, even the most sensitive.
In other cases, people may want to use hypoallergenic products to avoid the risk of developing an allergy. People who wear make-up for long periods of time, such as actresses, may benefit from hypoallergenic make-up, as they will be less likely to develop an allergy.
Allergies develop when the body interprets a substance as potentially harmful, causing an immune system response. It only takes one exposure to something to develop an allergy. An allergy can develop at any time and can become more severe over time.
Manufacturers of hypoallergenic makeup ingredients try to innovate with their products to minimize the risk of allergic reactions. Some manufacturers also pride themselves on listing all of their ingredients on the label, so people with simple or severe allergies can confirm that makeup is safe to use.
Tips for using makeup and not suffering when you suffer from skin irritations.
- Moisturize the skin: Moisturizing creams seal the skin and prevent water loss.
- Green concealer: They are perfect if you want to cover reddened areas of the face, as well as other problems: rosacea, scars, and acne.
- Eyeshadow: It is very important that the colors you use do not contain zinc oxide or titanium oxide because they are chemicals that can cause irritation. In the case of mascara and eyeliner, avoid having waxes and gelling agents.
- Seal your makeup: If your skin is sensitive but tends to shine, you can reduce it with a thin layer of translucent powder or with a hypoallergenic formula, to finish off spraying some thermal water.
- Beautiful lips: Choose a moisturizing bar of the color of your preference, besides not being harmful to the skin smoothes the surface of the lips, repairs, nourishes and heals.
Sonia Corredor/Shimarz Blog Writer