At the beginning of spring, the season of pollen started. For allergy sufferers, the spring air is therefore often associated with a real challenge. A sniffing nose, constant watering, watery and itchy eyes as well as breathing complaints are part of everyday life. So far, it has been assumed that pollen is absorbed mainly through inhalation, as recent studies show that pollen can also gain access to the body via the skin. Effective skincare may greatly reduce the penetration of pollen through the skin and strengthen one's skin barrier.
Skin care in case of allergy
Our skin is our largest organ, above all has the function of protection and is in constant interaction with our environment. Normally, the skin repels external aggressors, such as viruses and bacteria, and prevents them from entering our body. But sometimes it's too much for the skin too. When our skin is overwhelmed or weakened by inconsistent care and as a result of our own lifestyle, the skin barrier, invaders can migrate into the body. The consequences can be skin rashes, severe itching on the skin, eczema and drying out of the skin.
The better the skin is maintained, the stronger it can be in the defense against unwanted bacteria and viruses. Because even though our skin is quite thick-skinned with a total of three layers, it is at the same time delicately whitewashed. Due to aggressive ingredients in cosmetics and detergents and lack of or not type-appropriate care, the body's own skin barrier can be attacked and thus the permeability can be increased. Then external substances such as allergens have an easy access.
For allergy sufferers and pollen-plagued skin care should therefore be carried out as consistently and routinely as the daily brushing of teeth in addition to the medical treatment of pollen allergy. This way, the skin barrier can be kept in balance, which enormously strengthens the natural protection of the skin.
Hair follicles as entrance door for pollen
Pollen can penetrate through the natural protection of our skin and pass through the hair follicles through the bloodstream into the body. It is therefore important to prevent the penetration of the pollen into the body as well as possible and to reduce the allergen load in the body of an allergic person as far as possible. For that the skin must be strengthened.
According to the latest findings of scientific studies, experts therefore recommend that the skin and the skin barrier be built up through care and kept in the necessary balance. Only with a well-functioning skin barrier, the penetration of the pollen into the body via the skin can be reduced or even completely prevented.
Special products for the care of the skin of allergy sufferers are intended to give the skin additional protection against pollen. With a specific active ingredient complex in the lotion or cream, the skin's own enzymes and thus the preservation of the skin barrier should be protected and the risk of pollen penetration into our skin should be significantly reduced.
Skin care for hay fever
While conventional cosmetics can often attack the skin through aggressive ingredients, the creams and lotion especially made for pollen allergy sufferers are extremely mild and therefore very compatible with the skin. This is very important especially in the pollen season, as allergy sufferers of doctors and experts is advised again and again in the evening before going to bed to wash hair and skin to remove the pollen.
However, since exposure to water more frequently can also stress the skin and attack the skin barrier, it is important to use mild and tolerable shampoos and cleansing products. Because otherwise the allergic person quickly gets into a vicious circle and he strains his skin more than she can tolerate.
So if you want to enjoy the spring air and the sun despite the pollen allergy, you should apply a suitable care product, a special cream or lotion just before going into nature. Not only can the penetration of unwanted pollen into the skin be reduced, an additional side effect of the care is a soft and supple skin.