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Skin conditions as we age, now older adults... 5 months 3 weeks ago #3960195

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In the last year or so i suddenly became allergic to perfume or colognes on my skin - a problem i never had through my life.
Just a small dab results in a red, raised weeping rash, on any area of skin.

I suspect it may have something to do with medications, i now take, rather than age related.

Shame i have an unopened bottle of my favourite perfume, which was a Christmas present from a lovely man i know, in a drawer unable to be used.

Apart from that, there are no other skin problems i can say for sure is down to ageing.
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Skin conditions as we age, now older adults... 5 months 3 weeks ago #3960202

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That's a shame Vienna ... perfume can be really uplifting .... can you not spray it onto your clothes rather than your skin, so that you can still enjoy it?
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Skin conditions as we age, now older adults... 5 months 1 week ago #3964607

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It's a good advice Cahoots, to use it on the clothes
I never thought about it, I will remember that from now
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Skin conditions as we age, now older adults... 5 months 1 week ago #3966050

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Ive often wondered if perfume has a sell-by or use by date ?
does anyone know ?
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Skin conditions as we age, now older adults... 5 months 1 week ago #3966120

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I am not sure if perfume has a ‘shelf life’ as such, but perfume does deteriorate over time.
A sign that your perfume might be expired is if your skin is starting to become irritated when you wear it, even if you’ve worn it a hundred times before, from tiny red spots, bumps or allergic reactions on the skin.
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Skin conditions as we age, now older adults... 5 months 1 week ago #3966150

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Pats wrote: I am not sure if perfume has a ‘shelf life’ as such, but perfume does deteriorate over time.
A sign that your perfume might be expired is if your skin is starting to become irritated when you wear it, even if you’ve worn it a hundred times before, from tiny red spots, bumps or allergic reactions on the skin.


This exact thing occurred with me when using a bit of older perfume a few years ago, What a flair and those
tiny red spots bumps, and directly on the area I had dabbed the perfume.
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Skin conditions as we age, now older adults... 5 months 6 days ago #3968159

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Just came across this.
Not sure about cologne, but perfume will stain clothes, so wouldn't advise putting it on your most treasured outfit!

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Skin conditions as we age, now older adults... 5 months 6 days ago #3968198

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I always spray perfume on my clothes and have never ever had anything stained ... even very expensive designer clothes.

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Skin conditions as we age, now older adults... 5 months 5 days ago #3968375

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I have one of the worst skin since childhood - I exfoliate every 3/4 days - normal is 28 days
Pats would know the name for this - I get two types of cream from the NHS - Hydromol & Epiderm
They cover up - all those scally patches. Only one corner of the scale cling to - so you have to get
those off - before the next exfoliation starts - otherwise the scales build up.

PS - both good creams - put Hydromol on first - feels great - when you finish - smooth skin.

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Skin conditions as we age, now older adults... 5 months 5 days ago #3968413

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Once us women hit the menopause our skin changes whether we notice it or not, it continues to change as we age.
Skin looses elasticity and becomes thinner.

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