How to Deal with Skin Flare-Ups During Allergy Season
Along with the anticipation for warmer weather comes the inevitable dread of allergy season. Allergy-sufferers understand the onset of spring also equals the start of puffy eyes, dry, itchy skin, and consistent redness from blowing their noses one too many times.
If you deal with seasonal allergies, it’s recommended that you consult with an allergist to figure out what solutions work best for you. OTC medications—called antihistamines—may be recommended to offset your symptoms. But because allergies often have a major impact on your skin (and FYI: your skincare habits can exacerbate those symptoms), there are at-home actions you can take for some relief. Keep scrolling for 5 tips for keeping your spring allergies at bay.
Keep Things CoolAllergies cause the skin to become inflamed, as the excess of histamines makes tissues swell. As we know from placing an ice pack on a swollen eye, cold compresses relieve inflammation. For instant coolness to calm redness and puffiness (also known as “Allergy Face”), try popping a mask in the fridge or rolling a cooled jade roller or gua sha over the skin, paying special attention to impacted areas.