How to Avoid Pollen and Allergens this Spring Season


Spring Mountain Ranch Park Photo shoot

How do you avoid Pollen this season???

  1. Over the counter nasal spray
  2. Antihistamines
  3. Wash your hair at night (those pollen critters stay in your hair!)
  4. Use eye drops!
  5. Avoid the windy weather, I notice my skin gets worse when I’m out and the wind hits my face. (This is what I call, pollen prime time!)

Also note, pollen allergies can trigger allergic reactions!Since I experience eczema flareups I need to consistently maintain my hair and skin (IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT DURING SPRING SEASON) I’ll have more tips on this in my upcoming posts!

What are some tips that you have for this Spring Season?

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The Chronicles of Eczema (Pt. 2)

Hi guys! I am super stoked to share my results from the dermatologist in my upcoming posts. Here’s some photo updates for now! Please like, comment, and follow my IG! Thank you for the love and support!

Left: Makeup Right: w/o Makeup

Skin seriously changes everything. I used to take advantage of my skin and didn’t take care of it. Once I started to maintain my skin and followed a complete skin care routine, my life has changed tremendously. Believe it or not, impurities to the skin can really effect a person’s overall livelihood and confidence.

Stay tuned for more on this topic!

Yours Truly,

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Liz Flores

The Chronicles of Eczema

No Make up.

This was taken after a breakout. (see skin product 1)

No Make up.

This was taken months later. (see skin product 2,3,4 – body lotion)

With Makeup.

This was before my bestfriend’s wedding. So of course, this is a glam look! Courtesy of IG : @Junemakeupartistry!

  1. I stopped using Cetaphil FACE & BODY products 2 years ago. My breakouts were bad.
  2. My current daily toner – Clinique clarifying lotion (perfect for super dry skin & eczema)
  3. My current daily face wash – Clinique facial soap extra-mild (soft on the face and A LOT goes a long way!)
  4. My current daily eye cream: PINK POT – Clinique All about eyes rich (for super dry skin) & current face moisturizer: Ceramidin (korean product, slightly expensive, but totally worth it!, also perfect for dryness!)
  5. & Lastly, Aveeno lotion, I’ve used this forever. This is the only product that does not have soybean oil and it works for my dry skin and eczema! I live in Vegas so i’m constantly MOISTURIZING!
  • Let me know your secrets! Comment below 🙂

Discovering Food Allergens.

About a year and a half ago, I got so tired of my eczema breakouts, and got an allergy test. I seriously have been itching uncontrollably for 24 years of my life! I was so skeptical about going to the dermatologist because, at the time, I had terrible health insurance. Plus I heard it time after time, that I could only treat my reactions with prescribed hydrocortisone. Well, that’s besides the point (More to come on that topic –I will finally meet with a professional). I had a blood test done and I found out all my allergens (food & environmental). I was mostly devastated but relieved in a sense since I knew what was causing all these bad reactions to my body. I immediately cut out all the food that I’m allergic to (see my results below).

Cool right?!
Not…

Two weeks went by, and my skin started to clear up (note, skin products are a HUGE FACTOR if you’re trying to clear up your skin). I also began shedding some unwanted weight that I couldn’t get rid of! As mentioned, I began my fitness journey 4 years ago and it took me some time to feel and look OKAY. Once I cut out my food allergens I began shedding and my muscles were toning out. It was seriously a win win.

Update, I currently struggle with food cravings. I am not totally disciplined as I was when I first found out about my food allergens. I have my moments where I crave chocolate (Allergen – Dairy), bread (Allergen – Wheat), asian food ( Allergen – SOY and SESAME…I mean… come on…), plus more.

I encourage you today, whether you’re battling any type of skin problem or weight issue, I would try the elimination diet. This diet is a test to your body and mind. The way it works is, you remove foods from your day to day eating routine that reacts negatively to your body. You typically will notice a response within 5-6 weeks. After those weeks with no symptoms, you would re-introduce the foods (one by one) to see how your body would react. You will figure out what’s tolerable for your body at that point. Plus, this diet can help with weight loss, metabolism control, bloating, and nausea (more the merrier).

OR you can do what I did, get a blood test and figure it out after a few days. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and feel free to tell me your experience. I would love to hear about it!