GB News host Alex Phillips shares painful allergic reaction It’s not pretty, be prepared
GB News: Alex Phillips shares reaction to beauty face mask
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During her segment, The Alex Agenda, on GB News on Wednesday afternoon, Alex Phillips shared painful images of her face which was red and blotchy due to an allergic reaction. Alex explained to viewers she has eczema and fragrance in products can lead to her suffering a bad reaction. Her co-host Simon McCoy was shocked by Alex’s images and explained he had seen her react instantly to products containing fragrance.
Alex began: “It’s the time of day I can tell you the stories that have caught my eye and have a massive moan.
“Let me just tell you, there’s some pictures to this one, I’m going to show you how I woke up this morning.
“It’s not pretty, be prepared! Not a sight for sore eyes. More a sight of sore eyes.”
Simon was heard exclaiming “Ooh!” as he winced at the pain his colleague felt.
Two images of Alex flashed up on screen with one picture showing her face without make-up while the other showed red blotches around the host’s mouth and eyes.
“This is not the first time some allergen has triggered a major reaction and in fact, it happens a lot.
“I like, 10 percent of adults, and about a fifth of children in the UK have eczema and I’m especially allergic to perfumes.
“I’m sure many of you out there are too. It’s a very common allergy.
“Why do big brands put perfume completely unmarked on the front in everything from hand sanitiser, mascara, sanitary towels, things that simply do not need fragrance.
“Why do I need to read small print in the ingredients list for everything I use and memorise laboratory names of every type of perfume.”
As Alex continued she asked: “During this pandemic, who has tested the chemicals in masks or made sure alcohol hand gels, which are a medical product…”
Simon cut in: “I’ve been there with you and you really do react immediately.”
“Yeah my hands go all gnarly,” Alex continued. “We need to know if things are free from fragrance so we can use it.
“All I’m saying is it’s high time dermatitis is taken seriously, if people want to use perfumed soaps, fine. If people want to use detergents, fine.
“But in communal products, places like public bathrooms for example, you don’t need that soap to be fragranced do you and certainly when it comes to intimate products like make-up. Why can’t they all be hypo-allergenic?”
Viewers were quick to react to Alex’s photos with many sharing their own dermatitis problems.
“I have mega trouble with sanitiser. I always carry my own. Thank you for highlighting this. Start a campaign. I am behind you!” one viewer posted on Twitter.
Another added: “No messing with Alex today! Not surprised shes angry it’s an awful condition to have. She has a point about perfumed products though.”
A third posted: “Totally agree. I’m unable to wear lipstick with even a hint of fragrance.”
McCoy & Phillips airs weekdays on GB News from 3pm.
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