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Sensitive skin and allergies, what makes us itch?

August 26, 2016 2 min read

With a busy lifestyle comes sacrifices. Sometimes it’s rushing a dinner with family to get home and finish some work, or hopping from one social event to the next because we’ve double booked and there are onlyso many Saturday nights in one year! Our skin and immune system can also be impacted from the non stop nature of the world, resulting in allergy outbreaks. 

Stress, ill suited products, genetics and exposure to the elements can also contribute to the sensitivity of your skin. 

When an allergen is responsible for triggering an immune system response, then it is an allergic skin condition. While irritated skin can be caused by a variety of factors including immune system disorders, medications & infections.

Eczema is the most common skin condition, especially in children. It affects one in five children but only one in fifty adults. Contact dermatitis can also be a cause of skin irritations. 

The most common causes of skin allergies include (but not limited too):

  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning products
  • Fragrance –synthetic or essential oils
  • Medications used on your skin
  • Additives used in makeup, jewelry, lotions, soap & shampoos 
  • Insect sprays
  • Sunscreens
  • Latex, commonly used in plastic gloves, clothing, condoms & balloons

Like anything worth doing, eliminating common irritants isn’t easy, however the long term health and well being benefits are worth the effort. Short term pain, long term gain! 

Fragrances (whether synthetic or extracts of) essential oils & dyes are additives that people with sensitive skin or allergies should consider avoiding. Moisturiser, soap, shampoo and other personal/cleaning products that contain essential oils can be irritating or allergic to sensitive skin due to the concentrated effects of the oil. It’s fair to say that essential oils are not problematic for everyone, but to be safe, people with sensitive skin should add them to the list of topical-things-to-avoid.

When looking for sensitive body wash or shampoos, look for something fragrance free and aim for a clear, colourless solution.

You and your itchy skin can thank us later!  

Logistics Status & Pricing Update | 8th Feb 2022

Further to the previous logistics update, the spread of omicron variant continues to play havoc with many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators across the country.

To make logistics even more difficulty the East-West rail line is closed due to significant flooding including to both the Eyre and Stuart Highways, South Australia.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

envirocare earth has always worked our best to minimise delivery costs but as a result of the ongoing issues affecting logistics all online orders will now attract a delivery charge.

FLAT RATES -  WA $15.00, INTERSTATE $20.00.

We encourage you to order in bulk; saving on product, delivery and helping the environment.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated and we hope that normality can return soon.

envirocare earth

Omicron Logistics Status Update | 12th Jan 22

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has further impacted the logistics industry. This includes many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators.

Due to the widespread impact of Omicron infections, our partnered carriers across the network are experiencing both a surge in parcel deliveries and major disruptions to their delivery services. With a significant number of people in self-isolation in accordance with state regulations and public health orders, delivery delays are expected across the network due to driver shortages, depots experiencing temporary closures and/or operating with significantly reduced staff.

This has also created some lags in tracking details being updated on carrier websites.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

envirocare earth