Skin allergies may appear in one of two common forms. The first is called allergic contact dermatitis. The other is irritant contact dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis is a response that involves the immune system. Some of the most common symptoms of allergic contact dermatitis are swelling, itching, redness, and hives. The skin may also develop red or raw patches. While allergic reactions can appear anywhere on the body, they are most common on the face, lips, ears, neck, and around the eyes. As with other allergic reactions, allergic responses that involve the skin can range from mild to severe.
The other common type of reaction with skin allergies is called irritant contact dermatitis. Irritant contact dermatitis occurs when there is damage to your skin. You may develop oozing from the pores and blisters, which closely resembles other skin conditions such as acne. The skin may also sting, itch, burn, or turn red where you have applied the product. This type of allergic reaction is a common response to certain beauty products.