When we think of Spring allergies, we often think of sneezing and watery, itchy eyes, but can also impact your skin, causing symptoms such as itching, swelling, bumps, and hives.
Skin allergies can occur at any time of the year, but they are most frequent in the spring and summer months, triggered by substances such as pollen, dust, mold spores, and dander. Airborne dermatitis, caused by exposure to pollen and other seasonal allergens, is one of the most common forms of allergies. When these allergens come into contact with the skin, they can cause an allergic reaction, leading to redness, itching, swelling, and hives.
Here are some tips to help you manage spring allergies and keep your skin healthy, nourished, and radiant.
Use Natural Herbs with Anti-Inflammatory and Antihistamine Properties
Herbs such as rosemary, yarrow, nettle, lemon balm, black cumin, and turmeric have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antihistamine properties that can help reduce inflammation caused by allergies. You can use these herbs topically or in teas or capsules. Incorporating natural herbs into your skincare routine can be a helpful way to soothe and protect your skin against seasonal allergies.
Laurel Recovery Balm - a healing and soothing miracle balm for irritated skin that can be used on the face or body.
Blissoma Peace Evening Elixir - This night cream (which can also be used for day) is calming and restoring for inflamed, itchy skin.
Sade Baron Tai Body Oil - Anti-inflammatory healing body oil that nourishes and protects the skin from irritation and stress.
Use Natural Skincare Products with Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients
You can use Vitamin C, probiotics, or Manuka honey internally or topically to help boost immunity and fight off allergies. When used in your skin care your skin care routine, Vitamin C can reduce inflammation and redness caused by allergies, while probiotics contain beneficial bacteria that protect the skin from allergens while supporting the skin’s natural barrier function. Manuka honey is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, reducing swelling associated with allergies.
LILFOX Haute C Bright Serum Concentrate - a concentrated, potent Vitamin C serum that is safe for sensitive skin.
Eminence Kombucha Microbiome Foaming Cleanser - A gentle cleanser that does not strip the skin's natural moisture barrier. The pre- and pro-biotics help to rebalance skin.
Activist Manuka Honey 850+ MGO - Wild-crafted, therapeutic-strength Manuka honey that can be used topically as a mask for its antibacterial, healing and calming properties. When used internally, it helps to support the immune system and digestive system which are intrinsically linked to allergies.
Switch to natural alternatives of products that can contribute to skin allergies.
Conventional sunscreens and deodorants often contain common irritants and allergens. Antiperspirants contain aluminum which can cause blocked sweat glands and skin allergies, resulting in a rash and itchy bumps. There are many natural options for sweat and odour control that do not contain aluminum. Many chemical sunscreens contain active ingredients like Avobenzone, which are common allergens. Mineral sunscreen offers effective, safe sun protection and contains non-nano zinc oxide, which is better for those with sensitive skin or allergies.
Kaia Naturals Takesumi Detox Deodorants: A natural deodorant with a combination of activated charcoal and natural fermentation technology which fights odour-causing bacteria, so you stay odour free all day.
Kaia Naturals The Sweat Powder: A great alternative to anti-perspirants, this natural sweat powder delivers odour and moisture protection in a portable brush applicator.
Salt + Stone Natural Mineral Sunscreen: A lightweight, non-greasy sunscreen designed to leave skin feeling moisturized and without a white cast. It contains hyaluronic acid and ashwagandha to soothe and moisturize the skin while reef-safe, non-nano zinc oxide provide broad spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays.
Wear Loose Clothing Made from Breathable Fabrics
Wearing loose clothing made from breathable fabrics such as cotton can help keep your skin cool and dry, reducing irritation caused by allergies.