The Unknown Connection Between Spring Allergies and Your Skin

Allergies and Your Skin

The Unknown Connection Between Spring Allergies and Your Skin

We are in the height of the spring season. That means warmer temperatures are here, and the ability to lose all of those winter layers has finally arrived. Spending time outdoors can feel great on your skin, especially since many of us have had a long hibernation period during the winter. Unfortunately, the spring season brings with it allergies, and this season is especially bad. Allergies can quickly put a damper on your day and make it challenging to spend time outside without dealing with nasal congestion, squeezing a scratchy throat, and other unpleasant symptoms. Unfortunately, spring allergies don’t just have the ability to make you feel under the weather. They can affect your skin as well. There is a connection between allergies and your skin, as one can affect the other, so if you notice a change in your skin’s appearance (and you have allergies), allergies are likely to blame.

What is the Connection Between Spring Allergies and Your Skin?

Allergies don’t just affect how you feel. Allergies can also affect the look and feel of your skin. If you are wondering if the change in the appearance of your skin is related to allergies, here are the three things to look out for.

Eczema– Allergies can trigger a flare-up if you already deal with eczema. The tell-tale sign is dealing with red, itchy rashes on the skin. Airborne allergens such as dust mites and pollen can cause severe outbreaks.

Conjunctivitis– When exposed to allergens such as grass, tree, and flower pollen, it can affect the sensitive skin around the eyes. Your inner eyelid and the membranes lining the eye can become itchy and inflamed when this happens.

Inflammation– Allergens can cause your sinuses and respiratory tract to become inflamed, and this can also affect your skin. Inflammation that occurs from allergens can affect the look and feel of your skin by causing your skin to develop hives and become dry and itchy.

How Can I Prevent Allergen-Related Skin Irritation?

While avoiding allergens is not always possible, there are ways to limit your exposure.

#1. Using air conditioning inside your home, instead of keeping the windows open
#2. Staying inside when pollen counts outside are high
#3. Using an allergen-proof mattress cover
#4. Washing your bedsheets weekly in hot water
#5. Using only dye and fragrance-free products on your skin

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