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As spring swings into Central Texas, come warm weather, budding flowers and seasonal allergies. For some this means puffy eyes, while others experience red, blotchy, irritated skin.  If you find yourself suffering from seasonal allergies, Collins has 5 tips to help you reduce your skin’s inflammation so you can make the most of your spring.
  1. Peak pollen count hours fall between 5 AM and 10 AM. Limiting your time outside during these hours helps to minimize exposure. Now you’ve got a reason to hit the snooze button one more time.
  2. Sunglasses help block the contact of pollen to your eyes and reduce your chances of irritation, so be sure to keep a pair with you anytime you’re planning to be outdoors.
  3. Despite the perfect weather, keeping your windows closed and recirculating your A/C will prevent allergens from entering your home or vehicle.
  4. Monitor allergy alerts in your area to best prepare for pollen contact.
  5. Avoid touching your face as much as possible and wash your face and hands if you’ve been outside. By keeping face and hands clean, you will help remove any pollen from your skin and further prevent irritation. We recommend using a facial cleanser that will be gentle on sensitive or irritated skin, such as NeoStrata or EltaMD.
Remember, seasonal changes may mean changes to your skin care routine. Book an appointment today and let us help you put together the perfect springtime regimen. Source: