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How To Protect Sensitive Skin When Doing Winter Sports

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Allergen-free Gift Guide For The Holiday Season

Allergen-free Gift Guide For The Holiday Season

 

It’s the season of giving! And picking out gifts for family and friends with allergies and skin sensitivities can pose a challenge but fret not, we are here to help you!

 

Here are some gifts you would want to avoid:

  • Scented Items – Most people with common allergies are sensitive to smells. Any product that is odor-packed like scented candles, perfume, lotions, oils, and bath products can be a cause of an allergy outbreak. Go for unscented products and make sure that they are hypoallergenic.
  • Cosmetics – Cosmetics are common holiday gifts but they may also contain ingredients that activate the allergies. However, there are various organic and hypoallergenic options that are available in the market that you can purchase instead.
  • Flowers/Plants – Flowers and potted plants may be pretty, but they can also present harm to some who are allergic to pollen.
  • Edibles/Food – As much as you would love to spread the cheer with edibles, make sure your friend doesn't have food allergies before spreading these holiday delectables. Chocolates, dairy, nuts, and cheese are the most common edibles that people react to.   Try to opt for allergen-free and organic treats if they are available.
  • Clothing – For those with skin sensitivities and allergies, gifting clothing or wearables might not be the best way to go. Latex allergy is pretty common and most apparel, especially those with waistbands, contains latex. This may trigger allergic reactions and may be risky to your giftee. For this, you may opt to go for 100% organic cotton apparel and accessories that Cottonique offers. Our allergy-friendly products will surely bring a smile on their faces and comfort for the holidays.

Buying a gift for your allergic friends and loved ones doesn't need to be a daunting task. It will just require some extra thought and effort to the find the perfect present that they will truly appreciate. Happy gift giving! 

November 26, 2015 — Admin Cottonique

Cottonique Supports "Latex Allergy Awareness Week"

 

October 4 to 10 is Latex Allergy Awareness Week as announced by The American Latex Allergy Association and revolves on the theme “Latex Can Be Everywhere.” Avoidance, Prevention, Awareness, Education, and Vigilance are given focused as these are the keys to living with latex allergy.

We at Cottonique supports this advocacy as we are forerunners when it comes to an allergy-free lifestyle. We provide products that are made from natural and chemical-free 100% combed cotton material that is dedicated to serving health and environmentally-conscious consumers.

Our research and development team is focused on combining natural material with innovative technology to develop allergy-free products with unique design concepts. Our elasticized products are fully latex-free and spandex-free, perfect for our consumers who are sensitive to latex.

We also support allergy prevention, awareness, and education hence we provide useful information via our blog to spread further understanding the nature of allergies and how to begin an “allergy-free” living.

Here are some useful articles that you can check out for your “allergy-free” journey:

 

October 09, 2015 — Admin Cottonique

How to Prevent Fall Season Allergies?

 

As fall season rolls in, it can also mean new allergy triggers are at bay. Amidst the reds, yellows, and oranges that dominates the Autumn months, Ragweed allergies are at its peak as it is the biggest allergy trigger during fall season.

Ragweed usually produces pollen during August to October and dispersed in the wind, causing allergic reactions. Most people who are allergic to spring plants are also allergic to ragweed, and foods like bananas, melon, and zucchini can also cause allergic symptoms to ragweed-sensitive individuals. Mold is another suspect to fall allergies as humidity increases.

 

What are the common symptoms of fall allergies?

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Runny Nose
  • Watery Eyes
  • Itchiness around the eyes and nose

 

How can I prevent it?

  • Carry a face mask around. It will be highly useful on windy days as well as when raking leaves outside.
  • Keep your windows closed at home and use a dehumidifier.
  • Try drying your clothes with a dryer instead of airing them outside as it can gather pollens this way.
  • Brush off pollen from your body by taking a shower frequently.
  • Remove decaying and deposited leaves on your yard and gutters as they can be home to molds and pollen.
  • Clean your heating vents and filters before turning them on.
  • Stay indoors when pollen is at peak, which is usually during late morning or midday. Check pollen counts in your area to be guided.

 

If you are not sure if you allergic to these common fall triggers, it is best to visit your doctor or allergist for a skin test to identify which allergens trigger your symptoms.