Seasonal Allergies & Your Skin

Seasonal Allergies & Your Skin

Seasonal Allergies & Your Skin: Tips for a Soothing Spring 🌼
Welcome to spring! While we all enjoy the blooming flowers and warmer weather, for many of us, this season also brings the challenge of seasonal allergies that can affect not just our health but our skin and hair too. Let’s explore how you can adapt your beauty routine to combat these seasonal changes effectively.
The Impact of Seasonal Changes on Skin and Hair Springtime can often increase exposure to allergens like pollen, which can lead to skin sensitivity, irritation, and other uncomfortable reactions. Common symptoms include:
  • Red, irritated skin
  • Increased acne or breakouts due to irritation
  • Puffy eyes and dark circles
  • Dryness and flakiness in both skin and hair
  • Increased sensitivity in typically non-reactive skin 
Adjusting Your Beauty Routine To help manage these symptoms and maintain your skin and hair’s health, consider the following tips:
  1. Stay Hydrated: Increase your water intake to help your skin stay hydrated from the inside out.
  2. Gentle Cleansing: Use a gentle, hydrating cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin’s natural oils. Our Moisturising Body Wash is perfect for soothing and moisturising sensitive skin.
  3. Antioxidant Protection: Incorporate products rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C from natural ingredients as shea butter, and palm oil, to help protect and rejuvenate your skin.  Skin care consigning these natural ingredients can be a great addition to your daily routine.Regular moisturising:
  4. Maintain your skin’s barrier with a good moisturiser. For an extra layer of protection, try our AfroSkinCandy🍃Moisturising Body Butter, which is 100% chemical Free, Organic and natural, made from just plants, seeds and oils.  It offers hydration from fresh aloe vera and soothes irritated skin with natural anti inflamatory properties from coconut oil and palm oil.
  5. Soothe your eyes with coconut oil daily to help stop the pollen from going in your eyes and to help protect the delicate skin around your eyes. 
  6. Soothe Your Scalp: A soothing scalp treatment can prevent dryness and irritation caused by allergens. Our Moisture Spray is designed to nourish and calm the scalp, as well as promoting healthier hair growth.
Just a few More tips:

Nettle Tea for Hay Fever Relief Nettle tea is a powerhouse for fighting hay fever. Made from the leaves of the stinging nettle plant, which is widely known for its anti-inflammatory properties, nettle tea can help reduce the amount of histamine the body produces in response to an allergen. Histamines are the compounds that cause typical allergy symptoms like sneezing, watery eyes, and a running nose. By drinking nettle tea, you may experience fewer allergic reactions, making it a great addition to your daily routine during high pollen seasons.

Sesame Seed Oil for Clearing Blocked Noses Sesame seed oil is another excellent natural remedy, particularly for those struggling with nasal congestion. This oil is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe the nasal passages and clear out blockages. A few drops of sesame seed oil applied inside the nostrils can help to open up the nasal passages, allowing for easier breathing and a significant reduction in the discomfort associated with blocked noses.

Incorporating these natural remedies into your daily routine can complement the use of our AfroHairCandy🍃 skincare products, which are designed to soothe and protect your skin during allergy season. Together, they form a comprehensive approach to managing seasonal allergies naturally.

Products to Combat Seasonal Allergies To give you the best support during this season, we recommend:
As the seasons change, so should your skin and hair care routines. Adjusting your approach with these targeted products can significantly alleviate the discomfort caused by seasonal allergies.
Written by Carine Whyte