While most people associate Spring with seasonal allergies due to trees and flowers blooming and releasing pollen into the air, it’s important to remember that Fall allergies can actually be worse, depending on what you’re allergic to and how allergic you are.
While Spring allergies are mostly caused by pollen, Fall has various allergens that can be problematic for allergy sufferers. Both ragweed pollen and mold become pervasive in Autumn.
Dry, itchy skin is just one symptom of Fall allergies
Different people exhibit different reactions to allergens: watery eyes, runny nose, hives, sneezing, and coughing are just a few. Your skin, being the largest organ of your body, can also bear the brunt of your allergic reaction.
How can you manage your Fall allergies?
Stay indoors when you can
Fall allergens are usually at their peak in the late morning or middle of the day. Stay indoors and check pollen counts in your area.
Rake your leaves
One of the most common Fall allergens is leaf mold. Remove dead leaves from your yard, wearing a face mask to avoid breathing in mold spores.
Use a HEPA filter
A HEPA filter for your heating system can remove pollen, mold, and other potential allergens from the circulating air. It’s also a good idea to change the filter regularly, and have duct work cleaned prior to turning on the heat for the first time each year.
Relieving your Fall allergy symptoms
Remember to talk with your doctor about allergic reactions and medications you can use to treat the symptoms. Also be sure to keep your environment clean – remove and wash clothing right away after spending time around common allergens. Dust and vacuum regularly and avoid hanging clothes or bedding outside to dry when the pollen count is high.
If you find that your skin has become irritated as a result of Fall allergens, consider a Bel Mondo Calming Facial Sheet Mask. Bel Mondo Calming Masks are infused with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients to soothe irritated skin and reduce inflammation. Plus, they will give skin an added moisture boost to combat dry skin – common as the weather turns colder. And if your allergies have left you with under-eye dark circles, Bel Mondo’s Fresh Eyes Rejuvenating Eye Masks can give your eyes a boost with just one 15-minute treatment.