There’s nothing to like about Spring allergies except that they signal the change of the seasons. It can be a very frustrating relationship between your skin care routine and the itching and rubbing that allergies bring to our faces. Here are some makeup and skincare routine tips to lessen the impact of allergies: keep your makeup the way you want it, and help keep irritation at bay.
Use Clean Make-up Tools
Whether it is a makeup brush or eyelash curler, tools get dirty. For the sake of both your allergies and your skin cleanliness, make sure to keep everything you use–especially what you use regularly–very clean. Itchy eyes are the main sign of Spring allergies, and using a clean eyelash curler will reduce irritation. Wipe your curler with alcohol pads to keep it clean, and wash your brushes with a brush cleanser or water. The added benefit is that your tools will last much longer than if they are left alone to build-up makeup and, in the case of brushes, clump together. Your tools will be at their best to help you with your sensitive skin; your clean complexion and bright, non-itchy eyes will thank you.
Puffiness is frustrating: it makes you look older than you are, and usually stems from rubbing your skin, intake of salt, dehydration, or all of the the above. Reduce puffiness in Spring by taking allergy medicine, keeping hydrated, and keeping rubbing your face at a minimum. Avoiding rubbing is important as it irritates your skin, and pulls at your delicate skin cells that are trying to produce more collagen to keep you looking as healthy and glowing as possible. Sensitive, medical grade skin products are designed to keeping unnecessary itchiness at a minimum by taking good care of your already allergy-irritant prone skin.
Conceal Puffiness and Redness
Don’t let your allergies get in the way of looking as beautiful, happy, and healthy as you are. Your skin is beautiful, so forget about letting a red nose and puffy eyes get you down. Conceal puffiness below the eyes by swiping a non-irritating bronzer below the eyes, making your eyes appear brighter. A little colour theory goes a long way: green-tinted concealers cancel out redness around the nose and eyes.