Allergy to metal jewelry: the main solutions

Published on : 16 December 20202 min reading time

Some people do not tolerate the contact of metal on their skin. This alloy can be silver, tin, nickel, zinc, zinc, copper, steel, or even gold. Permanent or intermittent contact with these products can cause itching, redness, eczema, or marks (black or green). Fashion trends, especially in accessories, favor metal jewelry. However, other alternatives exist, allowing you to follow fashion and highlight its beauty.

How to limit allergic reactions when wearing metal jewelry?

The classic composition of the metals with which the jewels are made contains nickel, whereas this simple body is highly allergenic. The application of colorless nail polish on the side that is in direct contact with the skin avoids skin reactions. This layer serves as a barrier. Otherwise, dermatological nail polishes are also available from pharmacies. These products are applied directly to the skin, just before wearing metal jewelry. The other alternative is the use of self-adhesive foam pads or paper stickers to cover metal accessories. As a precaution, only jewelry that complies with European standards should be worn by people with allergies. Accessories marked “nickel-free” or “nickel-free” are also suitable.

The best alternative: jewelry made from other materials

Countless fashion accessories, made in other materials such as satin, cotton, nylon, leather, crystals, glass, pearls, and stones, can add pep to the outfit. A satin, nylon, leather, or cotton tie that closes just with a knot at the nape of the neck can replace a chain. This link can support a glass, pearl, or crystal pendant, the possibilities are numerous. The stones, prized by lithotherapy adepts, but not necessarily, are not allergenic.

New models, suitable for all people, exist and allow them to adorn a trendy look. Fashion favors different materials, such as leather. The bracelets designed in this material, or failing that in imitation, can be worn on all occasions and with different styles of clothing.

Nevertheless, each element that makes up the jewel must be inspected, especially the clasp. Often, producers use metal to make this kind of buckle.

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