Spring SkinCARE for Allergy Season
Hay fever is one of the most common allergies. With symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes and a runny, red nose not only negatively affecting your mood and lifestyle, but also your skin.
How can allergies affect your skin?
When an allergen enters your system, the immune system overreacts, attacking it as it would bacteria or a virus. This prompts the release of histamine, which leads to symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, and sometimes, breathing difficulties.
This reaction inside your body can affect your skin, too, even if you didn’t actually touch something that you’re allergic to. In fact, skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and hives are likely to flare up right when your allergies do, as they are connected to the immune system.
That's why allergens like pollen can lead to dryness, redness, irritation, and puffiness around the eyes. It can also affect your skin's protective barrier, making you ultra-sensitive to your regular skincare.
The skin on the face is much more delicate than anywhere else on the body and so it’s extremely important to take good care of your skin if you are suffering with allergies.
Typically, skin will become dry and irritated which could cause it to become dehydrated and feel rough to the touch, this sort of irritation long term could cause breakouts as well as promoting wrinkles and fine lines." Skin allergies can even affect your scalp, causing it to itch or become dryer than usual.
To help those struggling with a sore and sensitive complexion, shop our Guide to skin-CARE for Spring
Best Hay Fever Skincare
As well as seeking treatment, there are a few skincare changes that can help you keep your skin looking great throughout the season.
Cleanse your face morning & night. Avoid gel / alcohol based products like make-up removers
TLO Tip - water can really help reset the senses try splashing your face with cool water when you’re feeling over-stimulated.
Hydrate & Protect
AM – Add in a Hydrating Barrier Face Cream to help moisturiser & protect against environmental aggressors during the day - Atmosphere Protection Cream OSEA
PM – Apply a Hydration Serum or Overnight mask to ensure you stay hydrated & wake up fresh not stretched – Daily Booster MV
Layer La Blue Balm over your face & neck day & night. Ingredient power is extracted from the synergy of Squalane, Shea Butter, and an Omega-rich trio of Hemp, Jojoba, and Almond Oil. The Soothe Complex marries the soothing property of German Chamomile with Turmeric and calming Triterpenes found in Shea Butter.Soothing moisture to nourish and calm mature, dry, inflamed, or fragile skin.
Best Hay Fever Make Up
When choosing make up this Spring time keep it clean. Opt for natural/organic ingredients that are least likely to add further irritation, whilst adding moisture, nourishment and protection to the delicate eye area
Impossible Mascara – Kjaer Weis
Tinted Moisturiser – Kjaer Weis
Tinted Mineral Drop – Odacite
Desired Glow Cream Blush– Kjaer Weis
Pamela Friedman, CEO of CV Skinlabs
Skin specialist and founder of London Lazor Skin Clinic, Lucy Xu.