How to conduct patch test – How to test a skincare product
Nothing works on me..
My skin reacts to every product?
Oh! My face?
If you have sensitive skin, always be your own advocate and test a new skincare product for a reaction before changing your routine.
Safe testing of new products can prevent you from suffering with a rash or breakout.
Not just sensitive skin types, everyone should patch test new skin care products to save ourselves from future headaches.
Here’s why: Even if you don’t have sensitive skin, certain formulations or ingredients (natural or otherwise), can irritate even normal skin types. This can result in red and angry rashes, or dry, itchy and flaky skin. Not only irritated skin, products with thick and heavy emollients like coconut oil can also cause unwanted breakout-related reactions like clogging and acne
To conduct patch test,
?? simply apply a small amount of the product to a small area the inside of your wrist.
?? There should be no other products on the skin so that you can properly test this product.
??Wait around 48 hours to see if you have a reaction.
??When you feel or see any redness, itching or discomfort, just wash your skin with a gentle cleanser, then follow up with your go-to moisturise. Source: internet.