Your skin versus spring allergies

Your skin versus spring allergies

Plants are growing, flowers are blooming. The wind is getting warmer, and the colors around us are turning vibrant. As many of us feel tempted to open up our windows and seek outside to enjoy the emerging bird chirping and rising temperatures, the blossoming seasonal change means the beginning of symptoms like redness, puffiness, itchiness, and dryness for their skin.

Spring time allergies are no joke and can be very frustrating to deal with. And though your skincare can’t prevent the spring time allergies nor treat symptoms, it can help keep the impact on your skin at bay and offer a soothing treatment for overwhelmed skin. Here’s our best tips on how to do so.  

How your skin reacts to spring allergies

The symptoms of spring allergy can show up on your skin in various ways and have different effects. Therefore, you should always consult a doctor to get properly diagnosed and obtain the correct medication to treat your specific condition. Typically, sufferers will experience their skin reacting with:

  • Inflammation and irritated skin: As your body tries to fend off irritants and allergens, you may notice symptoms of redness and irritation as a result.
  • Eczema: Individuals with a history of eczema may experience worsened symptoms during allergy season. The skin may become dry, itchy, and inflamed due to the immune system’s response to allergens.
  • Conjunctivitis: Spring allergies can also impact the sensitive eye area, leading to swollen, red or irritated skin in this zone.

… not to mention non-skin related symptoms like frequent sneezing, possible fatigue, coughing, and itchy throats, ears, and the list goes on. Let’s just say that spring allergies can be very frustrating to deal with. That’s why we selected some steps that can help ease the impact on your skin physically to, hopefully, leave it less noticeable to others and, more importantly, easier to deal with for you. But remember, your skincare can't cure nor treat your symptoms, so if you're bothered by the symptoms of spring allergies, the doctor's office is the way to go.

Farewell pollen, hello natural cleansing actives

Spring allergies occur when the immune system reacts to airborne particles, typically pollen from trees and grasses. The immune system mistakenly identifies these harmless substances as harmful invaders and launches an immune response to protect the body. In other words, pollen is the (mistaken) offender causing the frustrating reactions.

But did you know pollen can settle on the skin after spending time outdoors (especially during high pollen seasons)? Pollen is lightweight and can be carried by the wind, making it easy for it to land on various surfaces, including your skin and clothing. 

Therefore, it’s always a good idea to end your night off with a gentle cleanser to make sure you’re minimizing the impact of pollen the best you can. Our Daily Foaming Cleanser soaks the skin in 100% natural cleansing actives to remove build-up and other harmful substances without stripping the skin of its natural, necessary oils. Could it be the missing piece of your PM routine?

Reduce swellings and puffiness in the eye area

Allergic reactions, particularly those affecting the respiratory system, can lead to nasal congestion. When the nasal passages are congested, blood vessels in the area may become dilated, causing a darker appearance. This can result in the blush tint or dark circles that you can experience as an effect of their spring time allergies. However, other reactions like fluid retention can also be the cause of the discoloration. Not to mention that allergy symptoms like nasal congestion, sneezing, and itching can interfere with sleep quality, contributing to this development. But how can we prevent this?

Our first tip is probably not new to you – most likely, you’ve heard it a 1000 times before: Stay hydrated. It sounds simple, and it is, but drinking plenty of water can help reduce fluid intention and, therefore, help alleviate puffiness around the eyes.

And, of course, it goes without saying that an effective eye cream with high-performance ingredients can go a long way. Our Complex Eye Cream is formulated with line-smoothing and skin-tightening a-glucosyl hesperidin (AGH), as well as nourishing jojoba seed oil, and calming organic cucumber.

What a wonderful ingredient combo! Yes, but how does this affect the skin? AGH promotes the skin's microcirculation. In other words, this ingredient helps flush out the fluid that can get caught in the under-eye and cause dark circles and puffiness. Moreover, the nourishing ingredient combo helps keep the eye area smooth and firm while protecting it from extraneous threats thanks to its antioxidative properties.

Challenged skin equals concentrated care

Puffy eyes. Swollen skin. Itchy patches. These are all tell-tale signs that your skin is in need of assistance. And by assistance, we mean soothing, cooling ingredients that can calm the uncomfortable reactions. Formulated with cooling aloe vera extract, cucumber water, as well as vitamins and soothing omegas, our Intense Hyaluronic Mask provides the skin with a boosting, nourishing treatment to ease irritation, relieve dryness, and leave the skin visibly healthier.

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