Hay Fever

Top tips to help soothe the effects of hay fever on the skin.

Seasonal allergic rhinitis (known as hay fever) affects 1 in 5 people in the UK, and can flare up at certain times of the year depending on which pollen(s) you are allergic to.

Tree pollen starts at the beginning of the year, followed by grass pollen which affects the majority of people with hay fever and weed pollen later in the year.

With this influx of histamine coursing through the body, it’s a prime time to experience skin reactions and inflammation.

Top tips

  • Don’t skip cleansing at night, it makes a huge difference by removing irritants from the skin.
  • Try Precleanse Balm followed by UltraCalming Cleanser for a deep yet gentle cleanse. And use tepid water and a cool, soft cloth or cotton to prevent unwanted stimulation.
  • To provide relief to an irritated eye area, shake a couple of drops of Redness Relief Essence onto damp, cool cotton pads and rest on your eyes for a few minutes. Great to relieve itchiness and reduce redness.
  • Sore nose from all the sneezing and blowing. Create a protective shield with Barrier Repair. This velvety moisturiser helps fortify damaged skin and minimises discomfort.
  • For cleansing irritated and puffy eyes at the end of the day, use UltraCalming Cleanser on damp, cold cotton pads and rest them on your eyes. The cooling gel-cream feels amazing and settles into make-up for quick and gentle removal.
  • Stress Positive Eye Lift and the DIY eye massage is brilliant for bringing down eye puffiness. The sea water extract and arctic algae counter the look of puffiness and the cooling applicator tip feels incredible.
  • Layer anti-inflammatory and hydrating formulas to keep sensitised skin flare ups to a minimum. Layer Redness Relief Essence, followed by Barrier Defense Booster and Calm Water Gel for maximum hydration and defence.