Spring Allergy Season Is Here: How To Protect Your Skin?


Spring is a beautiful time of year, but for many, it also brings the discomfort of seasonal allergies. These allergies can have a significant impact on your skin, causing irritation, redness, and dryness. 

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Spring allergies can affect more than just your sinuses – they can also take a toll on your skin. By understanding the connection between spring allergies and skin health, you can take proactive steps to protect your skin and keep it looking its best. Stay informed and take care of your skin during this challenging season!

Understanding The Connection Between Spring Allergies & Skin Health

  1. Pollen and Skin Irritation:

    • Did you know that pollen can settle on your skin and cause irritation? This can lead to itching, redness, and even eczema flare-ups in sensitive individuals.
  2. Histamine and Hives:

    • When your body reacts to allergens, it releases histamines, which can cause hives and other skin reactions. These raised, itchy welts can appear anywhere on your body and are a common sign of an allergic reaction.
  3. Dryness and Dehydration:

    • Springtime allergens can disrupt your skin's moisture barrier, leading to dryness and dehydration. It's important to keep your skin well-hydrated during spring allergy season to maintain its protective barrier.
  4. Sun Sensitivity:

    • Some allergy medications can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. 
  5. Increased Oil Production:

    • Did you know that stress from allergies can trigger your skin to produce more oil? This can lead to breakouts and acne. Maintaining a consistent skincare routine can help manage this.
Spring Allergies & Skin Health


Here are some tips to help you protect your skin during spring allergy season:

Tips To Help You Protect Your Skin During Spring Allergy Season

  • Use Gentle, Allergen-Free Products:

Opt for skincare products without fragrances, dyes, or other known allergens. Look for those containing soothing ingredients like aloe vera, chamomile, and oatmeal.

  • Keep Your Skin Hydrated:

Moisturise regularly with a lightweight, hydrating formula. This helps to maintain your skin's barrier and prevent dryness.

  • Cleanse Thoroughly:

Use a gentle, unscented body wash to remove pollen and other irritants from your skin. Avoid harsh soaps that can strip your skin of its natural oils. We recommend our unscented body wash for sensitive skin that is enriched with aloe vera and jojoba oil.

Jojoba oil - rich in Vitamin E, it moisturises the skin and can be really helpful for people suffering from eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, or overall finicky skin.

Aloe vera - Aloe vera helps soothe irritated or mildly damaged skin. This effect is due to the cool abilities of the plant. Given that aloe vera is 99.5% water it helps to cool the skin and prevent heat from becoming trapped in the skin. Aloe vera also has anti-inflammatory benefits for the skin; rich in vitamins C and E, these antioxidants protect the skin from the damaging effects of environmental free radicals, such as UV exposure, pollution, and chemical irritants.

  • Apply Sunscreen Daily:

Even during spring allergy season, UV protection is crucial. Use a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher to shield your skin from harmful rays, which can be more irritating during spring allergy season.

  • Shower After Being Outdoors:

Showering after spending time outside can help wash away pollen and other allergens that may have settled on your skin and hair.

  • Stay Hydrated:

Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Hydrated skin is less likely to become dry and irritated.

  • Avoid Touching Your Face:

Try to avoid touching your face, especially with unwashed hands, to prevent the transfer of allergens and irritants.

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By incorporating these tips into your skincare routine, you can help protect your skin from the irritating effects of spring allergies and enjoy the season with more comfort and confidence.

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