For over 30 years I've had sensitive skin. It's selective sensitive skin, and I've pretty much worked it out. I have to change my mascara regularly, otherwise my eyes itch, but that's recommended and hygienically a good idea anyway. I can wear most moisturizers on my face without a problem. I can wear perfume, but can't wear it on my throat, and sometimes not on my décolletage either, as I'll end up in a rash. I can't wear fake jewellery as I end up with a major rash. That's not a huge problem though lol...but means I stay away from costume jewellery most of the time, as often the clasps or beads are metal which I react to. I have to be careful that jeans don't have pocket studs, as I'll flare up. I don't use soap on my nether regions because the skin is so sensitive and I'd end up burning and barely able to sit, I hurt so much. I have used the same deodorant for years and years. Rexona has always been good, a brand that I can wear without developing a nasty rash. It has never worried me, because I generally wear the same fragrance, but there are enough different ones if I want a change. I always come back to the Musk scented one. Last week, Billy-Joe took my deodorant to camp, so I bought a replacement. I noticed a new bottle shape, and hoped like mad that they hadn't changed the ingredient. I was fairly optimistic, I mean why would you change the contents, the outside is just to 'freshen' up the look of it, as it hadn't changed in years.
I am very disappointed! I have developed an itch under both underarms. The same itch I get whenever I've change my deodorant, or if I've used Peter's. I don't know what to do now. I still have some left, the one that Billy-Joe took to camp, but I am at a loss as to what to do when it runs out. I know it's not the aluminium that I'm allergic to, because that's in most deodorants. I have even tried the crystal type deodorant, and I still get a rash from it. Plus I hate the fact I have to wet it before I can use it, then I have a drip of water running down my body. I generally put deodorant on after I'm dressed too, to stop getting white marks on my clothes, so I don't want water dripping down when I'm already dressed. I have bought other brands which state they are hypo allergenic, but I still get a rash from them.
After some googling, I've discovered I'm not alone. Seems like all things internet though, they are usually American responses to Americans with the problem, so I can't try any of their recommendations because they aren't available here.
Going without is not an option. My search will continue.
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