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How Your Allergy Medicine Can Mess With Your Skin

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Allure Magazine reports your trusty allergy medicine just might be affecting your skin. Specifically, dry skin can be caused by antihistamines. Histamine performs many important functions. But it can also lead to allergic symptoms like sneezing, itching, and runny nose. Antihistamines block certain receptors that cause those annoying symptoms, but they also block sebum production. Sebum is the protective oil found on the skin and scalp, making skin moist and hair shiny. On the other hand, people with oily hair and oily skin may see a benefit from taking antihistamines.