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Let's face it. Allergies affect just about everyone. In fact...
Over 50 million people suffer from allergies each year. (1)
Many people think allergies are confined to watery eyes, sneezing, and the occasional cough, but what many people don’t know is that allergies affect your skin too!
In this blog we talk about the effects allergies have on your skin, and the ways to prevent allergic reactions today!
ALLERGIES AND YOUR SKIN
Source: Royal Society of Biology (rsb.org)
Allergies are a funny thing - one on hand it's a sign your immune system is working, but on the other it's responding to something that's not necessarily a threat.
This is because your immune system is recognizing and mistaking something that is harmless as something that is dangerous. (2)
There are also many ways allergies affect your skin - it could be triggered by anything from debris in the air to additional triggers you may not even know you have.
But one of the most common ways allergies affect your skin is from histamine.
Histamine has a cause and effect relationship with your skin – it causes inflammation of your skin, and from that inflammation, your skin becomes more sensitive and prone to other skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis. (3)
FUN FACT: Allergies can be seasonal, perennial (year-round), or both! (4)
Unfortunately, allergic reactions to skin can quickly worsen, leading to itchiness, inflammation, and the potential for further, more serious skin conditions. (5)
It's also important to mention that people with seasonal allergies are more prone to skin allergies, which is important to keep an eye on as we enter the fall season. (6)
Furthermore, people who are prone to eczema can have allergic reactions to their skin, and vice versa. (7)
Your skin's reaction to allergies is unique, and it can react in many different ways.
One way is by creating rough patches, scales, or eczema. This can lead to blisters, cracks, and potential infections, especially if you scratch or have a history of skin problems. (8)
Another way is by the infestation of hives - known as urticaria - which can lead to bumps and itchy skin. (9)
FUN FACT: If you have eczema, you’re more prone to allergies and sensitive skin – this connection is known as atopic diathesis. (10)
Allergies can also cause your skin to undergo a time of prolonged sensitivity, leading our skin to react adversely to other free radicals and pollutants in the air, including bacteria and other allergens. (11)
Although allergies can cause a variety of reactions, they're all different. For example, rashes are different from hives. If you have any questions about your skin, or if your symptoms worsen, it's best to consult your doctor.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT IT
Keeping allergies from harming your skin isn’t easy, but it’s possible. Here's how to prevent allergic reactions:
Cleaning your skin that's already suffering is the first step to getting back on track, especially when it comes to eczema.
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Even if you’re itchy, it’s important that you don’t scratch irritated skin. Doing so may result in your condition worsening and potential infection.
Many people scratch in their sleep - also called parasomnia. This can be due to allergens, eczema, anxiety, and stress. Although it may seem impossible to stop, taking the necessary steps to better sleep will cause your anxiety to lessen. (12)
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Throughout the day, your skin encounters pollutants, allergens, and bacteria that can inflame your skin. Detoxifying is your best way to rid yourself of these harmful allergens and pollutants.(13)
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Organic Bentonite Clay is pure organic bentonite, which is a proven detoxifyer, remineralizer, and allergy-fighting ingredient your skin desperately needs!
LIMIT YOUR EXPOSURE
Avoiding your triggers and keeping common allergens away from your home is essential as we enter the fall season. This will keep known allergens, such as dust and pollen, away from your skin.
It's also important that you review the skincare products that you use.Chemicals in over-the-counter cosmetic products can cause allergic reactions to your skin, giving you symptoms of allergic reactions, and also making your reactions worse. (14)
GOING NATURAL is the best way to keep your skin radiant and healthy.
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