It’s bad enough that this time of the year many of us are suffering from itchy eyes, a runny nose, congestion, and exhaustion, but there is now evidence to suggest that those who suffer from seasonal allergies may also suffer from several skin conditions.
The change of season tends to affect our skin regardless if we have allergies or not, but it seems those who are constantly plagued by pollen can have it worse. Here are a few of the most common skin conditions allergy sufferers have noticed:
- Red, Irritated Skin
One of the most common effects of seasonal allergies?
Irritated skin. People who have seasonal allergies will most likely suffer from a runny nose .This makes the skin under the nose red, sore and irritated. The skin might feel raw and tender to touch and even bleed. We have all experienced this discomfort with our nose
To protect the skin around your nose use soft facial tissues along with applying some Epizone with E creating barrier-protecting with soothing and inflammation-fighting ingredients like this will ease the dry skin, itch and leaves the skin feeling cool.
- Eczema Flare-Ups
More than just the typical dry skin we all experience in the winter, eczema can be far worse and far more painful. Caused by both seasonal allergies and food allergies, eczema appears on the skin in the form of red patches of dry skin. The most common parts of the body affected by this skin condition are the elbows, knees, face, neck, and hands, but eczema can form anywhere. For eczema flare-ups, turn to rich moisturizer that delivers exceptional hydration while helping provide immediate relief and long-lasting protection for dry, distressed skin.
- Establish a daily skin care routine with products safe and suited to treat eczema. The Epizone E Ointment treats very dry skin conditions, such as Eczema or Psoriasis.
- Products should not contain alcohol, fragrance and should mild and gentle on the skin. Avoid products that irritate the skin.
- Check labels on products for ingredients to establish allergies against certain ingredients.
- Be mindful of scratching and rubbing and limit contact with materials or substances that may irritate your skin.
- Dress in soft, breathable clothing and avoid itchy fabrics like wool, that can further irritate your eczema.
- To cool, hot itchy eczema skin, apply Epizone Menthol to cool skin. (Epizone Menthol must not be used on broken skin and not suitable for children under 10 years).
- Dry, Itchy Skin
Caused by the same natural chemical that causes puffy eyes, dry and peeling skin is a result of the body trying to ward off irritants. Any time that pollen, mold, dust particles and other allergy-inducing substance come in contact with the epidermis, the body will react by releasing histamine. The skin can appear red and dry as a result, which can cause a person some serious frustration. This is why people who suffer from seasonal allergies take anti-histamines, which is a medicine designed to stop the body from releasing histamines, ultimately preventing these results.
For those who experience dry skin caused by allergies, consider switching out some of your staple products—like cleanser—for more hydrating options that gently purify your skin without irritating it like Epizone Bath and Shower Milk
Epizone Bath and Shower Milk is a dispersible oil, can be dropped into the bath or lathered onto the skin when showering. It contains no perfume or colourants that can harm or irritate the skin and leaves the skin feeling moisturised.
- Puffy Eyes
Virtually any cause of inflammation to the eye area may manifest as eyelid swelling or puffy eyes, although allergic reactions are likely the most common cause. With allergic reactions, the eyes may also be red and itchy as well as swollen.
To counter this, try using an eye cream with caffeine, Hyaluronic acid and green tea, as they can help with the puffiness and dark circles that occur when it’s allergy season. Consult your doctor before trying any new creams on sensitive skin.
So, now you know. Seasonal allergies can cause your skin to itch, along with respiratory symptoms. You can reduce the itchy skin from seasonal allergies by avoiding pollen when possible, limiting the pollen you bring inside, drinking plenty of water, limiting use of decongestants but liberally using allergy medication and using our products to add so relief to infected areas.