The summertime brings a whole host of joys; sunshine, picnics in the park, travel, summer dresses, wimbledon, strawberries and pimms. One of the perks of summertime is saying goodbye to winter colds so we are less than impressed when our cold weather sniffles get replaced with red, watery eyes and sneezing attacks, the kind that come hand in hand with summer allergies. It is definitely one thing that never enters the summer daydreams of us enjoying a cocktail or good book by a pool with a sunkissed glow. The warm weather across the UK has brought with it high pollen count but the good news is that you probably already have several products in your skincare stash that can help to alleviate the symptoms.
One of the unfortunate symptoms of hayfever and allergies is itchy, red or watery eyes that are not only incredibly sore but also leave your once perfect eye make-up streaming down your face (and leaves you questioning why you even bothered with eyeshadow and mascara). To provide eyes with instant cooling relief reach for Eyes Wide Open. This soothing eye lotion contains a plethora of botanicals, including rose water, witch hazel, eyebright and cornflower that refresh, calm and reduce sensitivity. It contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidants that help to treat puffy or irritated eyes and redness. For an added boost of refreshment cool the bottle in your fridge before application, leaving the eye area feeling instantly renewed.
You may find yourself with a blocked or running nose so pop Breath of Life in your bag for a breath of aromatic fresh air when you’re on the go and feeling stuffed up or in need of some energising clarity of mind. The inhalation essence contains essential oils of eucalyptus and tea tree known for their powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties as well as lavender and a heady note of menthol to help you breathe more easily. It will leave you with a clearer head and feeling stimulated and revived.
If you find that allergy season has left you feeling tired and fatigued then reach for products that will put a pep back in your step. AAAHHH! is a soothing balm that is rich in natural extracts and Mediterranean essentials which help to cool down and leave skin feeling zingy. It gives tired limbs a lift, helps to reduce puffiness and boosts energy levels.
If allergy related sneezes, headaches, a cough or a sore throat is keeping you up at night then use Repose before bed, we call it ‘a good night’s sleep in a jar’ for good reason. Not only does it nourish and smooth skin with Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5 and jojoba oil but it helps you to rest easy. Frankincense, lavender, chamomile and hops provide a soothing blend of relaxing aroma to aid restful sleep.
Summertime sunshine should leave you feeling fabulous but if allergies are giving you unwanted symptoms and preventing you from feeling and looking your best then use your toner as a skin refreshment to soothe and restore your complexion. Toning Essence has a calming, cooling and refreshing blend of orange oil, melon, basil, mandarin, lavender and rosemary. It can be used throughout the day as a skin refresher to reduce irritation, soothe, hydrate and stimulate skin and leave it refined, toned and rejuvenated.