Hay fever is one of the most common allergies, affecting 26% of adults in the UK, with symptoms such as watery eyes, a puffy face, and red nose. Whether you are coping with reactions to high pollen count or other allergy, here’s how to allergy-proof your skin:
1.Hydrate your skin
it is recommended that you clean your skin throughly in the morning and evening to get rid of any pollen particles on your face. Then follow with a hydrating serum, hydrating cream, and an overnight mask. We recommend COSRX’s Ac Collection Lightweight Soothing Moisturizer which is a simple, lightweight moisturizeris. Formulated with propolis extract, aloe barbadensis leaf water, and camellia sinensis leaf water.
2.Look after your eyes
Avoid harsh cleansers and makeup removers as skin is extra sensitive. It is important to look after the delicate skin of the eyelids. Use Skinfood’s Royal Honey Essential Eye Cream to help firm and restore skin around the eyes. The healing property of honey is due to the fact that it offers antibacterial activity and its high viscosity helps to provide a protective barrier to prevent infection.
3.Check your skincare labels
According to New York City dermatologist Debra Jaliman, “Fragrance is the number-one cause of skin sensitivity and skin allergy” ,when shopping, experts recommend looking for the words "fragrance-free" or "free of added fragrance" on the label instead of "unscented," which could still contain irritating ingredients.
4.Repair your skin barrier
The skin barrier is the outermost layers of skin. When these outer layers are healthy, skin feels soft, smooth and plump. But if these outer layers are damaged, skin may look dull and feel rough or dry. We recommend using a mild cleanser to keep your skin barrier healthy, such as Holika Holika’s Good Cera Super Ceramide Foaming Wash. With acidity of pH 5.5, this product maintains the optimal level of moisture in the skin, preserves a healthy protective barrier.
5.SPF, SPF, SPF!
Sun damage can dry out the skin, cause pigmentation and uneven skin tone, and can destroy the collagen and elastin in your skin. This in turn leads to a loss of elasticity and firmness; in other words, pre-mature ageing. Wearing SPF in part protects us from these side effects.