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5 Ways Seasonal Allergies Can Affect Your Skin and What to Do About Them

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A sore throat and itchy eyes aren’t the only side effects of seasonal allergies. In fact, allergens can also affect the skin in major ways. In addition to making the skin feel dry and uncomfortable, the change of seasons, climate and pollen in the air can cause common issues like eczema flare ups, puffiness and even wrinkles (more on that later).

Curious to know more? We tapped a top dermatologist to find out how seasonal allergies can affect the skin—and what to do about it—ahead.

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Jessie Quinn

Jessie Quinn is a writer and editor with work published in NYLON Magazine, StyleCaster.com, Girlboss.com, Marvel.com, and more. She is a graduate of Academy of Art University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Journalism. Originally from Los Angeles, she currently resides in Brooklyn—her home for the last five years. In Jessie’s free time, you can find her creating content for her beauty blog, Hair Skin Kale, testing out DIY beauty recipes, exploring her neighborhood, or binge-watching episodes of Friends. Her background in fashion has taught her that beautiful skin never goes out of style. Follow her on Instagram.