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With the warm and windy weather approaching and raising pollen counts set to cause havoc to hayfever and allergy sufferers in the forthcoming weeks , there is no better time to be involved with Allergy Awareness Week 2015: (20th - 26th April)

The Awareness week highlights the issues faced by those with allergies. Here at Hopes Relief UK we will be actively posting helpful tips to help you survive the spring and all aspects of allergy, especially those relating to our favourite topic, skin!

Should you need tips and advice on triggers such as: allergy, diet, dust, washing powders, skincare products, how to wash and even how to stop scratching, Lindsey can write these for you….

Eczema may be affected if you are Atopic. Atopy refers to a family tendency to develop certain allergic conditions including eczema, asthma and hay fever. In Atopy your body produces a certain type of antibody, called immunoglobulin E (Ig E), in response to harmless allergens, such as pollen and dust mites. The good news is that there are some things you can do to help. Below are some of my top tips for Spring. Also look out for our expert information on our Facebook and Twitter during Allergy week, as well as amazing money off promotions.

Top Tips from Hopes Relief skincare advisor – Lindsey Miller

Medical herbalist Lindsey Miller is educated to Degree level BSc. (Hons) Health Sciences & (Herbal Medicine) and has had over 6 years of practitioner experience and 6 years’ experience within the natural products industry. Lindsey has been a featured health expert for various publications, online and on radio….

Does Dust Drive You Mad!

•It is not the mite itself but proteins in their droppings which is associated with asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis.
•Mind the beg bugs don’t bite- Your bed is one of the worst places for dust mite exposure so make sure you wash bedding regularly. This needs to be at 60 degrees centigrade or above to kill mites.
•Buy allergen-proof bed covers.
•Hoover the mattress and all soft furnishing and floors often. Use a high-filtration vacuum cleaner with filters capable of retaining a high proportion of the smallest particles (HEPA filter, S-class filter or similar).
•Damp-wipe/ dust all surfaces each week (or more often if you can!)
•Wash washable toys at 60 degrees or if only lower temperatures are possible place the toy in a plastic bag in the freezer first for 12 hours.
•Reduce humidity by increasing ventilation, opening windows regularly. Extractor fans can help too. Avoid drying your washing on the radiator!

Topical irritants used indoors.

•Topical irritants can be found in the form of detergents and surfactants such as household cleaning agents, washing up liquids, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, furniture polish, and air fresheners etc.
•Always pick hypo-allergenic, non-biological, natural, unperfumed products and that are allergy –aware and gentle on the environment.
•Topical irritants may also be in the products we use on our skin; shower gels, body washes, soaps, cleansing wipes, exfoliants, body sprays, deodorants and talc’s.
•Always pick natural, unperfumed, uncoloured products and those that are soap-free or specifically tailored for sensitive skin or eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Typical culprits include sodium laureth sulfate (SLS), or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES). These are found in many body washes and shampoos as a cheap foaming agent and can strip the skin of natural oils.

Choose the best natural products and look after the skin: Hopes Relief

Help is at hand! Hope's Relief has been formulated over 35 years of research and originally created by a Naturopath for her own daughter. Hopes Relief is now an award winning brand, Australia’s No1 natural eczema cream and renowned by mothers and trusted by families’ worldwide. Packed with Natural Active ingredients including: Hospital Grade Organic Manuka Honey NPA 10+, Gotu Kola, Aloe Vera, Organic Calendula and Licorice Root to soothe and repair damaged skin their pilot study shows that 93% of people show significant improvement. The range is suitable for all ages, even for newborn infants. It is free from sodium laurel sulphates, parabens, coal tar, artificial colours and fragrances and contains no mineral oils or petrochemicals.


What does the range include?

The Hope’s Relief range includes: Intensive Dry Skin Rescue Cream, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap-Free Cleansing Bar, Moisturising Lotion, Goats Milk Body Wash and Goats Milk Soap. For more information visit www.hopes-relief.com. For help and advice see videos by Lindsey Miller visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/hopesreliefUK

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For more information please contact Lindsey Miller;
l.miller@mahinaturals.com or 07974 699 659.

Note to editors:
•We do not have sample sizes. Please contact Lindsey Miller l.miller@mahinaturals.com to request products to trial.
•Developed over 35 years by naturopaths, Hope’s Relief is now sold worldwide. The range is safe and suitable for all ages from newborn babies to adults. www.Hopes-relief.com

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