I am a female and 53 yrs old. Very active and rash free! I have had this allergy for a few years now (ever since menopause)Won't go into the horrors I suffered up to having the patch testing. Patch testing verified.
I use Cetafil on my body and face - I found a soap at a local store made with lemon grass and can use that too (but read ing. list first and didn't get it near my eyes until I knew it wouldn't bother me). I can use serious skin care mineral make up foundation, bronzer, and eye shadows (love it!) If anyone is interested in the exact name of the products I will post them.
Methylchloro... is in almost all liquid fabric softeners,so if you use it on your sheets it can make your face swell and body itch. It is not in most fabric sheets. I use free and clear and fragrance free as I seem to be sensitive to some fragrances. It is in many shampoos and conditioners, bottom wipes, sun screens, and a form of isothiazolinone is in yoga mats (I have to use a towel with a mat or my arms break out with rash and itch!) Here are some good sites to check out. Let me know if you need more info. I never had any skin issues until after menopause. - http://www.mypatchlink.com/pdf/mci.pdf http://contactallergy.com/contact_allergy_050.htm http://www.goodguide.com/ingredients/25 ... iazolinone