Yes, Allergy Face is Real, and No, You Don’t Have to Deal With It

Is your face a puffy, blotchy, itchy, red and watery-eyed mess thanks to spring’s least favorite side effect...allergies? While we are all excited for warmer weather and more hours of daylight, allergy face is real and it’s something we’d rather do without. While you can’t totally prevent it, you can take steps to make things better. Here are a few ways you can minimize the effects of allergy face and start enjoying your spring.

Say goodbye to red eyes

Red, itchy, watery eyes are one of the biggest ways allergies can impact your face. Allergies leave eyes swollen and red while limiting the amount of makeup you can wear due to annoying watery eyes. Look to take down the puff with a product designed specifically to condition, soothe, and reduce inflammation in the eye area. 

No more puff

Your eyes aren’t the only thing dealing with puffiness. One way to reduce the puffiness in your face is to watch what you eat and drink. Think more water, and less soda, coffee and alcohol. Also eat as healthy as possible, and include those good-for-you fats such as olive oil and avocado, and fruits such as blackberries. Nutrients can help minimize the stress allergies are placing on your body...stress that can often show up on your skin.

Moisturize and then moisturize some more

An obvious sign of allergy face is dryness, and dryness can lead to cracks that make it easier for pollen and other irritants to get into the skin. Prevent these negative effects by staying moisturized and using all-natural products, which can help protect skin in a soothing way. Go beyond daily moisturizing and consider a super hydrating mask that not only softens, but creates a protective barrier that prevents dehydration.