By Joan Lee
Experiencing watery eyes, a runny and itchy nose, endless sneezing, and doing a whole lot of rubbing of the eyes and the nose? Well…that has to stop! Rubbing your eyes will worsen the dark circles under the your eye, contribute to more fine lines and induce the puffiness around the eyes. Constantly blowing your nose and/or rubbing it will lead to chafing of the skin, making your nose more red and irritated. Here are some skincare solutions to help you this season as allergies try to rain on your parade!
De-puff those irritated eyes with the Caffeine Masquerade Eye Sheet mask ($4/mask), which targets dark circles, eye bags, dull skin and dark spots. This mask will brighten and nourish the skin, especially if you are constantly rubbing all around your itchy eyeballs!
Refresh tired eyes using Refreshmint Cucumber & Bamboo Eye De-puffer ($8.99) from Physician’s Formula. The ingredients are cooling peppermint, hydrating bamboo, soothing cucumber, nourishing aloe vera and refreshing glacial water. This is everything you need for an instant pick-me-up when your eyes are getting tired from the pollen and all.
If you REALLY want to treat your poor eyes with some heavy duty luxury treatment, Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches ($52.00) will help with the puffiness and dark circles during this intense allergy season. The combination of caffeine, green tea and hyaluronic acid will help ease eyelid swelling and inflammation.
Constant sneezing and nose wiping will aggravate the skin, leading it to inflammation, redness and dryness, especially in the crevices of your nose. CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM ($13) is an anti-redness moisturizer that contains niacinamide to boost hydration and reduce inflammation. Make sure to apply this all over the face with special attention to the crevices of the nose.
Those who suffer from eczema know that seasonal allergies can trigger flare-ups. To treat eczema flare-ups, try using First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream ($30 for 6 oz) for the dry and red patches. This moisturizer is super rich in hydration and will provide long-lasting relief for irritated and distressed skin.
All the products mentioned above are just suggestions for helping your irritated skin during allergy season. You can most definitely find other alternatives to reduce redness, dryness, puffiness, inflammation and irritation but the point is to make sure that you are in fact attending to your skin’s needs! At the end of everyday, make sure you cleanse your face extremely well to get rid of all the pollen and allergens that have settled onto your skin. It’ll be hard not to rub your eyes and nose throughout the day but be mindful of your skin as you tackle on the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Be strong!