Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses how to look and feel your best during allergy season
We may be looking forward to warm weather more than ever after the harsh winter months, but spring harbors its own tough realities: allergens. Those April showers may have spread pollen particles, causing you sneezing attacks, congestion and red, watery eyes. And of course May flowers make it worse still. The article “Beauty Tips to Help Mask Allergies” at Daily Makeover.com features expert advice from Dr. Joel Schlessinger on how to beat your allergies and look your best this month.
Holding chilled spoons over the eyes can soothe puffiness, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.
Allergies are a leading cause of conjunctivitis, or pinkeye. Not only is the burning, watering and stinging uncomfortable, it can make you look run down, and it can make wearing your favorite eye makeup next to impossible.
If your eyes are red and swollen, there’s a tried and true household fix. Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends erasing under-eye bags by “holding chilled spoons over your eyes until they return to room temperature.” This will help improve circulation and sooth unsightly puffiness. You can also apply eye drops to help moisturize, and you’ll want to avoid waterproof products, which could prove drying.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains how to eliminate allergens at night.
They don’t call it beauty rest for nothing. Taking preventative measures to combat allergies at bedtime can help you sleep better and ease daytime discomfort. A great place to start is to close your window and invest in a humidifier. “This will break up congestion and help you breathe easier,” says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.
Dr. Schlessinger also suggests changing your sheets, pillowcase and pajamas on a regular basis to reduce the allergens around you. And if you’re still stuffed up in the morning, “the steam from a warm shower will help clear your sinuses,” he points out.
What are your favorite springtime allergy beauty fixes? Tell us about them in the comments below.