What does prone to allergies mean?
Being prone to Allergies is basically a set of conditions where the body’s immune system “unrecognized” a harmless element in our food or environment as a threat. Therefore, the key event in all allergic reactions is histamine release triggered by “allergy bombs”. Those are the mast cells that are primed to react to specific allergens. This is what causes all the characteristic symptoms that drive us crazy: redness, itching, burning, swelling, etc…
How can I protect my skin from allergies?
Here are 3 top strategies for dealing with these reactions:
- Strengthen your skin’s barrier with a cream you can trust. That cream should contain safe ingredients, minimal preservatives and minimal fragrances. This barrier will help protect your skin from contact allergens such as pollen and laundry detergents.
- Keep your skin cool, For a start, keep your creams in the fridge.
- Put on some make-up and distract yourself from the symptoms of allergy.