With allergy season wrapping up for this year I’ve compiled a list of some of the things that got me through the onslaught of pollen that comes with the warm spring weather.
- Gel Eye Mask: This was the first year I’ve tried one of these and it did not disappoint (No more soggy wet washcloths). I popped it in the freezer every morning and after a day of staring at screens and paperwork the coolness was like heaven. Used in conjunction with eye drops it works even better.
- Waterproof Mascara: If you’re like me, you’re pretty much constantly crying when spring rolls around. In order to look a little more human I use waterproof mascara pretty much every day. It’s harder to remove, so the rest of the year I switch back to a water-soluble product. But, this is a must for me when I’m under siege by allergens.
- Eye Makeup Remover Wipes: A gentle eye remover wipe is great to have in your bag for quick removal of eye makeup when you first get home, or even before if the irritation proves too much for your makeup to stay in place.
- Flonase: You’ll obviously want to talk to your doctor before using even OTC products, but Flonase works by decreasing inflammation and I’ll take all of that I can get.
- Sunglasses: I cannot survive without sunglasses. I lose several pairs per year since I take them everywhere. My husband was my favorite person when he bought me a hideous pair for five dollars at a gas station. Cute ones are obviously preferable. But, I’ve decided that I’ll stick with cheap ones that I won’t be too sad if I lose forever.
- Lipsense: I’m sure you’ve seen it. It’s become pretty prevalent. And, while I don’t think it works quite as magically as I initially thought it might, it’s pretty incredible. I like to be able to blow my nose thousands of times a day without my lipstick coming off. I am not a distributor, but I have friends who are.
- Eye Drops: Unlike your allergy medicine of choice, you can use eye drops as often as you need. And, I take full advantage of it. Some of them even have redness relief which helps you from looking like a zombie 24/7.
- Water Bottle: You’re going to need to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. (Of course, most of the time the amount of water recommended never makes itself into me throughout the day, but I try). I drink more when I can flavor my water. And, there are plenty of fruit and herb combos on Pinterest to keep you guessing.
- Moisturizer: I’m pretty cheap as a general rule, but a good moisturizer is not to be trifled with when trying to battle the effects of tissues. This moisturizer smells a little different from what I would usually be into. Not bad, just a little…odd. But, my chapped nose and cheeks thank me.
What are your favorite products for dealing with allergies? I’m always open for suggestions!