Skin and the cosmetologists ( part 3)


Skin damage.

Skin damage

  • Some rashes look like an allergic reaction but really aren’t, because your immune system was not involved.
  • Instead, you touched something that took away the surface oils shielding your skin. The longer that thing stayed on your skin, the worse the reaction. It is called irritant contact dermatitis.
  • If you have eczema, you are more likely to get this type of rash.



What is causing your rash ?

What is causing your rash ?

  • A lot of the symptoms can be the same. In both cases, your skin may blister, or you may get a raised red rash. Your skin will itch and maybe burn.
  • When something is irritating or damaging your skin, you will perhaps see a rash right away. With an allergy, it may be a day or two before the rash shows up.
  • Symptoms of a contact allergy are frequently right around where you touched the thing you are allergic to.
  • Irritant contact dermatitis (skin damage) tends to be more painful than itchy.


Skin irritants

Cosmetologist and their clients can be at risk for dangerous exposure of the skin due to the nature of the cosmetology procedure. There really a few classifications of hazards that the skin may come in contact with.

Physical agents.

These occur when individuals meet extreme temperatures ( hot or cold) or radiation (UV/solar radiation).

Medical trauma.- These include things such a pressure, friction, or cuts .

Biological agents.

These include things such as parasites, plants, or microorganisms.

However, the common of skin hazards you may encounter are typically caused by chemical agents. There are 2 types of chemical agent hazards: primary irritants and sensitizers.

The effects of primary irritants are felt instantly, as they cause chemical reactions to occur on the skin. Different primary irritants that may cause direct non- allergic reaction are:

  • Detergents, cosmetics, chemicals.
  • Plants, shrub, grasses as in poison ivy, oak and others.
  • Metals: nickel, dichromate in jewelry.

sensitizers may not be felt instantly, but the effects of these types of agents will appear after repeated exposure and can cause allergic reactions.