Eyes stinging. Nose streaming. Constant sneezing. Sound familiar? Oh hello, hay fever – we meet again.
If the pollen count is taking its toll on your social life, then let us enlighten you with some beauty hacks. Our tips will help take itchy hay fever eyes and dehydrated skin back to its former glory in no time!
4 Hay Fever Eyes and Skin Beauty Survival Tips
If your handbag is stuffed full of multi-pack tissues then you’ll understand that no matter how hard you try to invest in super soft varieties, there’s just no escaping the dreaded dry skin around the nose. While it might not fully prevent your nose from becoming dry and flaky, applying a hydrating moisturiser or water-based gel around the nose-blowing areas will soothe and soften your skin.
2. Wash your hair regularly
Pollen catch latch onto your hair without you even realising it, which can lead to unwanted symptoms. So, washing and rinsing your hair regularly will help lessen the symptoms of hay fever. The old saying of 'Sorry, I'm busy washing my hair tonight" excuse is real handy this time of year to get out of something!
3. CC Cream
If you’re finding that all the sneezing, eye rubbing and noisy nose blowing is painting your face red, then you need tools to help restore the glow. Opting for a colour correction (CC) cream as a base to your daily makeup routine will help conceal the irritation. Expertly formulated to reduce redness and perk up your natural skin tone, it will fast become your new favourite skin saviour.
4. Eye drops & wraparound sunglasses
Suffering from itchy hay fever eyes? Soothe them will the help of specially formulated eye drops. Designed to help relieve your symptoms, the itchiness can be reduced with every application.
And when you’re out and about, opt for wraparound sunglasses to help keep the pollen out of your eyes.
What is Hay Fever?
Hay fever affects 1 in 5 people at some point in their life and it’s estimated that 16 million people in the UK suffer from the condition. So, you are clearly not alone in your plight against pollen!
While the symptoms may be similar, there are actually different types of hay fever. Hay fever is a term used for an allergy to pollen and the main categories are tree pollen, grass pollen and weed pollen.