Pharmacists across the UK are running low on hayfever medication, due to an ingredient shortage - and the timing couldn’t be worse as forecasters predict a rise in pollen levels.
Fortunately, the research team at WeThrift have shared seven beauty tips for those suffering with hay fever this season. Having hay fever symptoms can be a real pain, especially when you want a simple beauty routine during the warmer periods.
Frequent nose blowing is one of the most unwelcome effects of hay fever, and no matter how soft your tissues are, it’s hard to escape the inevitable dry flaky skin around your nose. That’s why it’s essential to apply a hydrating moisturiser or gel around the nostrils to soothe the area and help soften any hardened skin.
2 Eye drops
Hay fever can cause redness, itchiness and soreness in your eyes, which can make wearing eye makeup increasingly tricky. In order to soothe your eyes in the summer months, it’s a good idea to carry some specially formulated eye drops with you, that are designed to help relieve your hay fever symptoms.
Constantly rubbing your eyes and nose can cause your skin to become red and increasingly hard to cover up with just foundation. A full-coverage concealer is not only a great base for your foundation in these areas as it helps hide any redness of the skin, but it’s also good to have an additional layer of coverage in case your foundation gets rubbed away.
4 Waterproof mascara
Itchy and watery eyes are no friend to eye makeup and often result in the dreaded mascara run. So if your hay fever is prone to really affecting your eyes, it’s best to use a waterproof mascara that will stay put and not smudge.
5 Cooling sheet mask
Using a cooling sheet mask at the end of each day is not only a great way to rehydrate the face in warmer temperatures, but it also soothes any irritation, puffiness and swelling that might have occurred as a result of hay fever.
If you feel as though your face is looking puffy and it’s lost definition as a result of swelling, then contouring is a great makeup hack to give your face back its angles. Adding shading underneath your cheekbones, around your jawline and on your temples, will help to create the illusion of a more sculpted look until hay fever season passes.
7 Bold lip colour
Everybody loves a bold lip colour, but especially when it’s helping out as a distraction technique. A striking lip is a perfect way to divert attention away from the areas of your face that are suffering due to hay fever, like puffy eyes and dried skin.