Lifestyle & wellbeing to help with allergies
What’s in your glass can impact on allergies
Stay hydrated to avoid skin drying out and becoming more susceptible to rashes and itchiness. Drink more water. Aim for 8 medium glasses of water a day. Herbal tea may help, too. Drink chamomile for hay fever, ginger for nasal and throat inflammation, and eucalyptus for congestion. Read our blog Good Hydrations for more info.
Stress weakens the immune system, and can make allergies worse. When you’re stressed, your immune system releases hormones and chemicals including histamine, which can heighten your allergic response. Your menopausal selection box of symptoms can raise your stress levels, so find a calming activity and make time each day for yourself - check out our blog 6 things you can do to relieve stress in menopause.
Exercise boosts your immune system. Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and meditation may help to deal with asthma symptoms and other breathing difficulties. These stretching and relaxing practices teach new breathing techniques, ease stress and may reduce chronic inflammation caused by a rogue immune system.
Get your rest to get your mojo back
Being run-down or not getting enough sleep, weakens your immune system, slowing blood flow to your brain and muscles. Recharge your batteries with a relaxing bath. Burn some essential lavender oils before bed. Be still and rest. Your immune system will thank you.
Use unscented and hypoallergenic laundry and body cleansers to minimise contact with the fragrances and alcohol that can irritate your skin and breathing. After showering moisturise skin to top up moisture levels and to create a protective barrier.