Five tips for protecting your skin from dryness this autumn

One of the main reasons autumn is so taxing on sensitive skin is because of the drop in humidity, which can cause skin dryness and inflammation. When your skin is dry and inflamed, it can also make your skin more reactive to allergy triggers. Check out our top tips for managing skin flare ups this autumn!
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1. Book a PAT session – as we pull out warmer clothes and bedding (that may have been in storage for six months) it can expose us to allergy triggers like dust mites and moulds. So, a PAT session before the season takes hold is a great way to nip any flare ups in the bud.

2. Keep your skin moisturised – a good quality, natural oil (like coconut oil or emu oil) may help to maintain elasticity and prevent trans-epidermal water loss, which can lead to dry skin.

3. Moisturise from the inside out – increasing moisture-rich foods, such as leafy greens, water-rich fruits and healthy fats, can help keep your skin from drying out. You should also avoid dehydrating substances such as alcohol, caffeine, dry meats and starches.

4. Nourishing soups and stews – soups and stews are both nourishing and warming, making them ideal autumn meals. Bump up the nutrition content with a bone broth base, which includes skin-strengthening collagen and glutamine. At HWA, we love Marrow & Meadows Bone Broth Concentrate, which comes in a paste and can be kept in the fridge for months.

5. Use a humidifier – to protect your skin against the dropping humidity levels, create your own humidity by using a humidifier. Humidifiers infuse more moisture into our offices or home environments, which gives our skin relief from the dry climate and helps skin stay hydrated.

Is your skin sensitive to allergy triggers?

At Health & Wellness Australia & Auckland, use a technique called muscle testing (or kinesiology) to help identify your food and environmental triggers. Following testing, you can work with your Naturopath to manage your reactions using a natural allergy treatment called Positive Association Technique (PAT).

PAT is a non-invasive holistic therapy, which:

  • draws on acupressure and kinesiology techniques
  • aims to re-train your body
  • may reduce your reactions to food and environmental substances that may be causing or exacerbating your skin issues

This blog is intended as general information only. PAT cannot diagnose or cure allergies – it is intended to decrease reactions and help manage symptoms. It is not intended to raise unrealistic expectations. If symptoms persist, consult your GP.

Photo credit - https://www.sochealth.co.uk/2017/02/12/eczema-keeping-skin-nourished/

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