People with sensitive skin must deal with skin inflammation all year long, caused by any number of conditions. When spring rolls around, however, skin inflammation becomes a much more common skin care issue due to seasonal allergies. If you are someone who suffers from itchy, uncomfortable skin in the spring, there are a few things you can do to help the season pass more smoothly.
Skin Inflammation Around the Eyes
If you suffer from seasonal springtime allergies, the area around your eyes is most likely your biggest area of concern. Unfortunately, the skin around the eyes is very thin and very sensitive, making it susceptible to premature sagging and wrinkles even without allergies in the mix. Make sure you are using an anti-inflammatory eye cream every night during this difficult season. Try to avoid rubbing your eyes, as it will cause the skin to sag, adding years to your appearance.
Wash Your Hair
One of the simplest ways to avoid skin inflammation from springtime allergies is to wash your hair on a regular basis. During the colder months, many people wash their hair only once or twice a week. However, when your springtime allergies are acting up, keep in mind that you likely have pollen or other plant matter in your hair just from stepping outside. When it sprinkles onto your skin, it can cause irritation. More frequent washing during this time can be a huge help in reducing your discomfort.
See Your Doctor
If you are experiencing chronic skin inflammation during the spring, make sure that you see your doctor. Many over the counter products and home remedies can be helpful but, if the problem persists, you may need a prescription strength cream or eye drops. Your doctor will also be able to help avoid further complications caused by your spring allergies.
Springtime allergies not only make you feel poorly but they can also impact the quality of your skin. In addition to causing red, swollen eyes, they can make the rest of your skin itchy and inflamed. Washing your hair regularly can help you keep pollen off your skin, reducing irritation. Make sure you avoid itching and rubbing, which will only further damage your skin without giving you any real relief. If the problems persist, you should see your doctor to inquire about prescription strength products to improve your skin.
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