Saturday, March 29, 2014

WHAT ITCHA TALKIN’ ABOUT? – A Second Look at That Tissue Roll

Toilet paper like other consumer items in the supermarket are household necessities we just can’t do away.  We need the roll in almost everything that we do inside the house but most especially inside our comfort zone.  Some individuals are highly allergic to a few things and toilet paper is no exception.  Men and women both have certain degree of pruritus or ‘itch’ in the local term.  Much more with the itch and irritations on babies and kid’s skin.  So, how do you choose toilet paper for sensitive skin suited for household use which cannot irritate especially people with allergies and sensitive skin?  There are forums over the internet that deals specifically with allergies and other skin conditions but hardly there are discussions on experiences or who have experienced having allergies on toilet paper or toilet paper for sensitive skin were discussed.  Below are just a few insights on choosing the ideal toilet paper especially for sensitive skin:

Read the label.
In every product being bought especially for home consumption, reading product labels is a must.  The label should tell you the ingredients and additives as well as how each products are made from.  Reading the product label can also tell you if its
Hypoallergenic or if it is suitable for sensitive skin like those for babies.

Beware of marketing ploys and advertisement.
The most abused term of ‘made from 100% eco-friendly materials’ is a marketing ploy to motivate buyers to buy more? But what really is an eco-friendly material?  It simply mean the products are made from ingredients that are not harmful to environment.  But not necessarily not harmful or fit for human use.  So buyers still has to dig on the content of the product itself by going into the ingredients and process how the toilet paper was manufactured.

Colors and packaging are not related to suitability of a tissue roll.
Packaging and colors does not add up to the usability of the tissue paper.  In some instances, the dyes can be another allergen you need to avoid with.  Other misconceptions also are those perfumed or nicely printed sheets.  The ink, dyes and compounds used may not be suitable especially for babies and other sensitive type skins.

Which type of allergen are you sensitive at?
As there are hundreds of potential allergens or things particularly chemicals and compounds an individual can be allergic with.  It is best to asked an expert, which in 
This case will be your doctor.  Doctors might be able to establish which things are you allergic at.

Harmful compounds and chemicals.
Know the compounds and chemicals that are generally harmful to any human.
If you are able to do some research, find out which additives and compounds are most people allergic to?  It will be your initial gauge if the brand is new or is not the common brand you used to buy.  Chemicals like nickel sulphate and nickel salts are generally carcinogenic and can irritate the skin.  Some tissue holder are made and or brushed with nickel.  This will add up to your irritation if you touch or have your skin in contact with this compound.

Stick to a certain reliable brand.
Over a period of time, we all have been used in using some common brands. Through time, we’ve used them habitually and proved our stance or tolerance over using them.  Thus before switching to another brand or type, try to do a research first for its suitability to your use, if not maintain the usual your skin have become accustomed to.

In choosing and buying the ideal toilet paper for sensitive skin, one must be aware of what and how the products are made of.  It is also important to keep in mind what things or compounds you are allergic with to guide you in choosing the right product.  It is necessary that we read at every label of the products we are buying besides we will be the one using it.  Knowing the components, ingredients and additives as well as how the products are made are essential part of knowing if the product suits us or not.  Those were the prime purposes why manufacturers are required to print all the ingredients as well as the process how their products are made to let the buyers know.  It is therefore the duty of every consumer and buyer to select the product fits them.

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