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.
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.
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.
Meet the author: Board-certified and practicing dermatologist, Dr. Heather D. Rogers, MD, is the founder of Doctor Rogers Skin Care and Modern Dermatology in Seattle, Washington. She studied at Stanford, University of Washington School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. She lectures nationally, is well published, and an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Highly respected among the skin care community, Dr. Rogers has been annually named “Top 1% of Most Honored Doctors in the US” by Castle Connolly.