Skin Patch Test

A skin patch test! It's a simple procedure to determine if you have an allergy or sensitivity to a substance. Here's a step-by-step guide:

*When to do a skin patch test:*

- Before using a new skincare product, especially if you have sensitive skin.
- If you're allergic to certain substances or have eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis.
- When recommended by a healthcare professional or dermatologist.

*How to do a skin patch test:*

1. *Choose a test site:* Select a discrete area of skin, like behind your ear or on your inner wrist.
2. *Clean the area:* Gently wash the test site with soap and water. Pat dry with a clean towel.
3. *Apply the substance:* Place a small amount (about the size of a pea) of the substance you want to test on the test site.
4. *Cover with a patch:* Use a hypoallergenic patch or a small bandage to cover the area. Secure it gently.
5. *Wait:* Leave the patch on for 24 to 48 hours.
6. *Observe:* After the time is up, remove the patch and observe the skin for any reactions, such as:
- Redness
- Swelling
- Itching
- Burning
- Blisters
7. *Record your results:* Take note of any reactions and their severity.
8. *Repeat if necessary:* If you don't see any reactions, you may need to repeat the test for a longer period or with a larger amount of the substance.


- Always do a patch test before using a new product or substance.
- If you experience severe reactions, stop using the product 
- Consult a healthcare professional or dermatologist if you're unsure or have concerns.