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hayfeverIt’s that time of year again where eyes are red, noses are streaming and everyone is slightly cheesed off. No, we’re not talking about England being knocked out of the Euros, we’re talking about hayfever season! Of course, there’s lots of things you can do to help with hayfever, such as the obvious antihistamines and the less obvious local honey, but there are also several products from Dermalogica and Decleor which can help with the less-than-desirable symptoms and side effects. Here’s a few of them –

Red, itchy eyes

One of the first places to suffer with hayfever is the eyes – constant watering and irritation can leave you feeling as though someone has rubbed sand on your eyeballs. Wearing make-up can often make things worse, but many women feel naked without it, especially when they’re already feeling run down. Make sure you use a gentle, soothing eye make up remover such as Dermalogica Soothing Eye Make Up Remover to remove all traces and give your eyes a chance to calm down and then apply Decleor Harmonie Calm Relaxing Milky Gel-Cream for Eyes to reduce redness and irritation.

Sore skin

Constantly wiping your nose with tissue when its running can leave the skin red raw and feeling very sore. Using a layer of petroleum jelly under your nose will stop the moisture from chapping your skin and treating it with a layer of Dermalogica Soothing Shave Cream can also help. Although it’s designed for shaving, the chapping effect is very similar, so a layer of this super soothing cream can really reduce irritation and redness.

Tiredness

Another, less talked about, symptom of hayfever is fatigue. Sleep is very often disturbed during hayfever season because breathing is blocked and the body is under duress during the day, which all adds up to feeling like you’ve no energy. Lack of sleep can lead to dark circles under the eyes, so it’s wise to opt for a product like Decleor Dark Circle and Eye Wrinkle Eraser, which can reduce the appearance of dark circles and keep your eye area looking refreshed.

Stress

The problem with hayfever is that, unlike having a cold, it can last for months and by the end of hayfever season we’re feeling more than a little stressed out. Massage is a great way to help to relieve stress and Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oil is perfect for keeping the skin soft and supple, as well as soothing the sense with its unique blend of aromas. Lavender, Sandlewood and Orange aide relaxation and help to increase your sense of well-being.