Everybody loves spring and its beautiful and gentle smells, singing birds and buzzing bees. However, while most of the people freely enjoy long walks in the park, other people have problems with sneezing, running nose and droopy eyes. For those people who have to tackle hay fever, it is a challenge to stay beautiful and have flawless makeup and style, since the fluids tend to spoil everything.

What is Hay Fever?

Hay fever has nothing to do with hay; it is an allergic rhinitis which develops when the body’s immune system overreacts to something in the environment. There are two forms of hay fever: seasonal and perennial. Seasonal fever occurs in spring, summer and early fall and it is usually caused by allergic sensitivity to mold spores or pollens from plants that are in the air. Perennial, on the other hand, can be present through the whole year, and it occurs with people who are sensitive to dust mites, dander, cockroaches or mold.

Symptoms and Triggers

Eyes

Hay fever can be triggered by lots of things. There are outdoor allergens, such as pollens from trees, weeds and grass, and some indoor ones, including pet hair or dander, mold and dust mites. Also, there are some things that can highly irritate the fever and make it worse, such as perfumes, diesel exhaust and cigarette smoke. When some of these occur and trigger the hay fever, your nose starts running, your eyes, mouth and skin become itchy and you cannot stop sneezing. Also, you may suffer from stuffy nose because of the blockage and you can even feel fatigue due to poor quality of sleep because of the nasal obstruction.

When you consider all of these triggers and symptoms, it may seem that there is not cure or escape from smudged makeup and swollen eyes. Luckily, there are a few useful tricks.

Dry Eye Concealer

Hay fever makes your eyes itchy, and they the skin around them can become dry, flaky and develop eczema because of the constant rubbing and scratching. Use dry eye concealer that can cover the redness of the skin and heal it at the same time. What makes it so great is cardiospermum extract which acts as anti-inflammatory, and biolin, a prebiotic that can repair the dry skin and successfully cover redness.

Getting a Professional Help

During these tough times, your skin will desperately need a break and a nice soothing treatment. The best thing you can do for your skin is to make an appointment in your local facial rejuvenation clinic, get a professional advice and treat your skin properly. In such clinics, there are various peels and treatments that can help your skin restore its freshness and beauty, minimizing the effects of hay fever and making it look younger. You can opt for some herbal peels, laser resurfacing and get advice about cosmetic products that can help you stay beautiful during the fever.

Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner

Many women consider eye makeup forbidden during the hay fever season, but there is a solution. Waterproof mascara is perfect for making your eyes seductive, and not even a drop of your feverish tears will spoil it. Combine it with a few simple lines of waterproof eyeliner and you are settled for the day, with a lasting perfection.

Antihistamine Eye Drops

Histamine release is the one to blame for red and watery eyes during the allergy season. To reduce that release and make your life easier you can use some antihistamine eye drops. Before applying your perfect makeup, use these drops at least 15 minutes ahead and no mascara will be running down your cheeks. Also, if you are not a fan of eye drops, you can use an eye mask and soothe the itchy eyes.

Hay fever is not the end of the world, if you know what to eat and how to fight it. These few beauty tricks will help you get through the spring looking beautiful and perfect. Do not be afraid to try out new makeup and products, because you can never know what will help you restrain that fever.

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