One Minute Clinic: 3 Reasons to Avoid Fragrance in Skin Care

One Minute Clinic: 3 Reasons to Avoid Fragrance in Skin Care


Reason #1: Allergies

Fragrance is one of the most common causes of contact dermatitis, a type of eczema caused by direct contact with a substance that triggers an allergic reaction.


Reason #2: Irritation

Fragrance can cause irritation if you have an inflammatory skin condition or if your skin is healing. Anyone who experiences rosacea, eczema, or has recently had a procedure should avoid fragrance in their skin care regime.


Reason #3: Zero Benefits

There are NO benefits to including fragrance in skin care products. It may make them smell pretty, but the risk to your skin health isn’t worth it.

So What Should You Use?

  • Stick to fragrance-free skincare products, like Doctor Rogers.
  • Get your fragrance fix from non-toxic perfumes and candles that won’t irritate your skin.


Heather D. Rogers, MD stands apart in a world dominated by financially motivated endorsements. Her recommendations are thoroughly researched, focusing on effectiveness and safety. She prioritizes your skin and health over external pressures or personal gains. Driven by the need for superior options, she created Doctor Rogers Skin Care. Dr. Rogers is a double board certified dermatologist with two decades of experience. She sees 100+ patients per week as a full-time procedural dermatologist and surgeon at her practice Modern Dermatology in Seattle.


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