But in Hollmig’s experience, DHA can irritate your skin, as well as cause allergic contact dermatitis, especially in those prone to eczema. When choosing a self-tanner, know that your product will contain DHA, as that’s the active ingredient that changes your skin tone. Still, you can take a few precautions.
Does fake tan affect eczema?
How should I adjust my tanning treatments for clients with eczema? Firstly, the good news is that clients with eczema can still use fake tan; it just requires a little more thought and preparation. Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked and rough. Blisters may sometimes occur.
Can fake tan cause dermatitis?
Spray tanning is a popular alternative to sun tanning. With the increase of MI contact allergy, more cases of generalized dermatitis to sunless tanners will likely be reported in the future.
Can you have an allergic reaction to fake tan?
What are the symptoms? A sign that you may be having a reaction to self-tan is your skin feeling extremely irritated or itchy after application. This can occur instantly or a few hours after you apply it when your skin has adjusted. You may also notice that your skin is drier than usual, resulting in you itching more.
What is the best tan for eczema?
ModelCo Natural Tan is said to be the best product for eczema sufferers – YOU Magazine.
Why does my eczema not tan?
This form of hypopigmentation is pityriasis alba (PA), in which areas of eczema don’t tan at all while the surrounding skin darkens with sun exposure. The lateral aspects of the arms are often affected (sparing the sun-protected medial aspects), as are the sides of the face and the posterior neck.
Is DHA in fake tan harmful?
‘Evidence suggests DHA is safe in the concentrations used in fake tan, but special care should be taken to avoid inhaling, ingesting, or getting it in your eyes – especially when using sprays,’ says Dr Mahto.
Whats causes eczema?
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is caused by a combination of immune system activation, genetics, environmental triggers and stress. Your immune system. If you have eczema, your immune system overreacts to small irritants or allergens. This overreaction can inflame your skin.