FOR SKIN ALLERGY RELIEF
To soothe allergic skin reactions (redness, puffiness, itching, etc.), follow these top tips:
• Stay cool and dress in loose, breathable clothes.
• Soothe and cool skin with a face mist.
• De-puff with compresses soaked in thermal spring water.
• Strengthen your skin’s defences with a hypoallergenic moisturizer.
• Use a healing balm with vitamin B5 to soothe a red nose.
• Choose hypoallergenic make-up and mascara to mask “allergy face”.
Skin allergic reactions can put a real downer on your day. It’s hard to feel at your best with your eyes watering, your nose glowing red, and your skin covered in itchy blotches.
Luckily, there are several simple things you can do to take the sting out of allergic skin reactions, regain some control, and feel less “allergy face”.
FOR INSTANT SKIN ALLERGY RELIEF
1. Got skin allergies? Keep your cool
Try a simple cool shower or bath to help bring down the heat and be sure to stay away from hot environments. Dress in light, loose, and breathable clothes. Cotton and linen are your allergy-crisis friends.
2. Use a thermal water mist to soothe skin allergies
Every household should have one of these little miracles. La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water feels deliciously cool and is packed with soothing and anti-inflammatory minerals and trace elements. When your skin is acting hot and bothered, simply let the spray psssssscccchhht away those irritating sensations!
3. De-puff allergic skin with cold compresses
Your top ally for puffiness is a cold compress soaked in Thermal Spring Water. Some vloggers even recommend chilling teaspoons and placing them over your eyes. Whatever works!
TO RELIEVE ALLERGIC SKIN SYMPTOMS
1. Beef up your skin barrier with a hypoallergenic moisturizer
Dry and scaling skin with an impaired barrier function is defenceless against a world full of allergens and irritants. To keep skin comfortable and happy, be sure you keep your barrier function topped up with a hypoallergenic moisturizer or emollient. Choose a hydrating cream specifically created for sensitive-to-allergic skin types, such as TOLERIANE Ultra.
1. Soothe a Rudolf-red nose with a healing balm
If the skin around your nose is flaking away due to all that blowing, try applying a healing balm with vitamin B5 to soothe and repair the skin. Carry it in your bag for on-the-go use, or even use it as an overnight mask when your skin gets really irritated.
USE HYPOALLERGENIC MAKE-UP
TO CONCEAL ALLERGIC SKIN REACTIONS
Tips to choose the best make-up for allergic skin
If all else fails, use hypoallergenic make-up and mascara to hide your “allergy face”. Read on to learn how to choose the best beauty products to help keep allergies incognito.
How to treat eye redness due to allergies
To get rid of eye redness, anti-histamine eye drops are your first port of call. Make sure you avoid potentially irritating eye make-up, including micro-powder eyeshadows which can scatter into the eye. Seek out a hypoallergenic mascara tailor-made for extra-sensitive to allergic eyes to distract with lusciously dark lashes.
How to treat watering “panda eyes” due to allergies
Say goodbye to makeup smudges caused by non-stop watery allergic eyes. Invest in a waterproof mascara formulated specifically for sensitive-to-allergic and watery eyes.
How to correct dark circles due to allergies
Do you suffer from persistent “raccoon rings”? Allergic rhinitis can make dark circles worse by dilating the blood vessels. For instant correction, select a supersoft penbrush to veil the darker areas with intense concealer pigments.
How to conceal puffy “hamster cheeks” and eyes
Wrap an ice cube or two in a piece of gauze, a soft washcloth or a fine handkerchief. Gently massage over the affected area for a few minutes to cool. Then apply a redness-diffusing fluid foundation specially formulated for super sensitive skin types.
How to neutralise an “angry red” complexion
Dot a green colour corrector pen all over the reddened area and blend with clean fingertips. Then apply your soothing fluid foundation. Finish with a dusting of matte loose powder to tone down that lightbulb look even further.
HOW LONG SHOULD I KEEP MAKE-UP?
Keep your hypoallergenic make-up fresh and allergen-free
51% of women with allergies say they have kept make-up longer than one year. That may not sound long, but just imagine how many times you’ve opened and closed packs, dipped and swished brushes, and even touched products with your fingers in the space of a year.
If you have allergic-like symptoms, follow these recommended throw-out date guidelines to ensure your hypoallergenic make-up stays that way.
Mascara - 6 months
Concealer - 6 months
Foundation - 12 months
Eye shadow - 24 months
Blush - 24 months
NB. Check your product packaging for specific beauty product expiration dates.
Clean your make-up brushes for skin allergy relief
Makeup brushes and applicators can be real dust and allergy traps, so need to be washed regularly. Clean your brushes with hypoallergenic soap, or make-up brush cleanser to get a clean bill of health.
Be sure to check these bad beauty and everyday habits that could be making your allergies worse.
And look HERE for basic information about allergies.