Agein.com, the Internet’s premier anti-aging web site focusing on anti-aging tips, news, and advice from some of the foremost experts in the industry, is announcing its top tips for dealing with allergies as the unseasonably cold winter gives way to warmer spring weather.
“After a long, brutal winter, most people are looking forward to spring. But for those who suffer from allergies, the arrival of spring brings a whole new set of physical challenges,” says Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin, Agein.com’s anti-aging and health and wellness specialist. “An estimated 50 million Americans, or one in five, suffer from all types of allergies. And the number is growing: the prevalence of allergies has been increasing since the early 1980s across every age, gender, and racial group.” (Source: “Allergy Facts And Figures,” Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America web site; http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=30#_ftnref1, last accessed March 30, 2015.)
This year’s spring allergy season could be especially severe; the long, wet winter is expected to translate into high pollen counts. This spring, Americans could experience extra-itchy eyes, a scratchy throat, and more coughing and sneezing than usual. What’s more, there is also concern that hay fever symptoms could actually be pointing to an allergic reaction to snow mould; in fact, mould allergies and allergic rhinitis, often called hay fever, affect about 10% to 20% of the population. (Source: Westall, R., “Allergies in spring? Snow mould may be to blame,” CBC web site, March 20, 2015; http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/allergies-in-spring-snow-mould-may-be-to-blame-1.3001356.)
“The most widespread allergen in the spring is pollen. When plants are under stress after a harsh winter, they make more flowers and fewer leaves; this results in more pollen,” Dr. McLaughlin adds.
“Unfortunately, there are no cures for allergies. However, allergies can be managed with proper prevention and treatment.”
According to Dr. McLaughlin, there are many simple spring skin care tips that can help allergy sufferers deal with allergy-related itchiness. For starters, cotton fabrics don’t irritate the skin as much as other fabrics; antihistamines can also help bring down the inflammation. But one of the most essential spring skin care tips to fight dry, irritated skin is a moisturizer; even better is one that doubles as an effective wrinkle fighter and uses advanced ingredients like Argireline®, Matrixyl™ 3000, and Alpine rose stem cell extract.
“Inflammation can also cause itchy eyes, but rubbing can lead to dark circles and puffy bags under the eyes,” he explains. “If someone prefers natural eye care remedies for springtime allergies, cucumbers, a cold towel, or chilled herbal tea bags over the eyes have all been shown to help reduce puffiness and dark circles; they may help to reduce itchiness, too.”
“It also helps to use an eye cream every day because it’s formulated specially for sensitive skin,” Dr. McLaughlin concludes. “Eye creams that contain cutting-edge ingredients, including Alpine rose stem cell extract with proteins like Argireline and advanced peptide technology, help renew delicate skin around the eyes for visibly smoother, more radiant skin.”
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