One of the great things about permanent cosmetics is that it lacks a risk of allergic reaction. But it’s fairly common for users of regular, help everyday makeup products to develop irritation, swelling, or other allergic symptoms when using these products. Here, we detail a few key signs to watch out for when deciding whether it’s time to cut makeup out of your day.\n\n\n\nSkin problems\n\nAt the most basic level, a bad reaction to a makeup problem can consist of rashes and skin peeling. Often, these reactions result from the body rejecting inactive ingredients, so it’s best to visit a dermatologist to figure out which of these ingredients is the culprit. With skin peeling, though, this might simply be the result of acidic active components in face washes and peels, and the only way to combat this problem is scaling back use of the product.\n\nSkin growths\n\nHives, bumps, breakouts: these are more serious versions of the same reaction that might result in a rash. If you can isolate the product causing these, it’s best to stop using that product immediately and see a dermatologist. As with rashes, the same sensitivity to certain ingredients is the cause here, but these symptoms require even quicker attention.\n\nSkin feelings\n\nSometimes, symptoms of a reaction like this are tactile rather than visual. Skin that feels tight, oily, or itchy without looking unhealthy at all is just as potent a warning that your allergies may be flaring up. It’s vital to stop using the product you think accounts for these reactions, although oily skin may be the result of using overly harsh cleansers rather than an allergic reaction. It can also be combated with a weekly charcoal masking.\n\nAvoid allergic reactions to store-bought products by investing in permanent cosmetics. The Whitney Center has over a decade of experience leading the field of permanent cosmetic tattooing. Contact us today to find out how we can prevent you from consistent aggravation at the hands of allergens in your makeup products.