Skin Care, Tips and Tricks

Spring Allergies: How does it affect my skin and How to Survive It?

Spring is finally here! It’s the season that brings new life and new beginnings. But that is not the only thing springtime brings; it also brings frizzy hair. But a bigger problem is the possible skin allergy. Sounds like a deal breaker, right?

When spring season kicks in, trees starts to bloom and pollens are released into the air causing allergy sufferers to sneeze and sniff. But aside from a runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes, it also gives our skin an itchy feeling. It is really irritating that even the clothes we wear can make it worse. Don’t despair, here are a few ways on how to survive it with ease and some skin care products that can help during the springtime.

Use Anti-Histamine Products – Histamine is the substance produced by our body during an allergic reaction. To lessen the burden, target this substance by taking anti-histamines. This can reduce sneezing, itching, and sniffling, while easing other allergy effects on skin. Anti-histamines can be bought at pharmacies and is an over-the-counter product.

Eye Care – Allergies can cause itchy and watery eyes, which can easily be solved by regularly using eye drops of your choice. While you are trying to rub away the itch in your eyes, the skin around it may darken over time. You can combat the darkening by using an eye serum that helps in reinforcing your skin’s natural defense system. An example would be our Caviar Eye Serum which also helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

Stay Indoors – For people who experience these allergic reactions annually, this season might be the time to stay indoors. If you work out, maybe you can go to a fitness gym or an indoor track. After the April showers, outdoor exposure can be safer again due to lower pollen count.

Shower Right after Outdoor Exposure – Being exposed outdoors means being open to pollens and other allergens. It is important to shower right away and use specialized skin care products for spring season to avoid them from penetrating your skin or from being inhaled. Also, if you have pieces of clothing that you wear several times before tossing into the laundry pile, make sure you wash them more often to avoid allergens. You wouldn’t want your hideout (your house) to be penetrated by the enemy.

Clean Thoroughly – One thing allergens do to your skin aside from making your skin itch is to make it inflamed. Your face is an easy target since it’s always exposed and for gals who can’t live without make up, it can be even worse since it makes it easier for dirt, pollution and allergens to stick. The best thing to do is make sure your face is washed thoroughly. You can use our Cleansing Milk to wash your face while leaving the skin’s natural moisture. Remember, dryness can trigger or worsen the irritation—avoid it at all cost.

Talk to your Doctor – While you can ease spring allergy effects on your own, it’s still ideal to talk to an expert. Let them know about your medical history to track down possible reasons for this aside from the weather. They might even have a permanent solution for your allergic reactions so you don’t have to go through it all every year. Additionally, they can help you choose the ideal skin care products for spring to minimize its yearly havoc.

How about you, do you have a spring allergy experience or tip that you can share with us? Leave a comment below and let us know!