- A family history of eczema, asthma or hay fever.
- Dairy and wheat products, citrus fruits, eggs, nuts, seafood, chemical food additives, preservatives and colourings.
- Irritants such as tobacco smoke, chemicals, weather (hot and humid or cold and dry conditions) and air conditioning or overheating.
- Allergens such as house dust mites, moulds, grasses, plant pollens, foods, pets and clothing, soaps, shampoos and washing.
- Consider buying a humidifier to help add moisture back into the air during the winter months.
- Keep a travel-size moisturiser in your handbag so you can reapply the cream when you're on the go. If your favourite intensive product isn't available in mini-form, buy a refillable travel bottle or tube from the pharmacist and fill it with the cream that works best on your skin.
- Apply a hand cream several times a day, particularly after washing hands.
- Choose a brand for sensitive skin, as some fragranced creams may be irritating.
- Talk to your health professional for further advice relating to menopause and the impact it may have on your skin.
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