Hey Doll! Allergies got your eyes all swollen & puffy? Read on for our tips & tricks for battling this time of year, while still looking hot-hot-hot!
The grass is getting greener on both sides of the fence & the trees have sprouted a full set of leaves almost overnight! Spring has fully sprung & summer is right around the corner. This time of year, we can’t help but want to be outdoors all the time... right?! But itchy, red, swollen allergy eyes & mascara running down our face is just not the look we’re going for. So, what’s a doll to do?
Girl, Wash Your Face! Washing your face is one of the first things you should do to combat itchy, swollen eyes. It can help wash away the allergens sticking to your skin & eyelashes, which will help in providing immediate relief.
Rinse & Repeat. Rinse out the eyes if you can with a little bit of water, & that's usually helpful. That will loosen the allergens from the inside of your eyes & help to flush them out.
Keep Cool, Calm & Collected. Try a cold compresses around the eyes to help with itching & swelling. Soak a towel or washcloth in cold water, or refrigerate a damp
cloth or eye pillow. Then lie down, with the compress across your eyes, to let the coolness reduce swelling.
Try Dropping Like It’s Hot. An over-the-counter eye drop made to soothe itchy, swollen eyes caused by allergies may be just what you need, you poor girl.
Sometimes, It’s OK To Pop Pills. Over-the-counter or prescription allergy medications, including antihistamines, can provide some relief for milder allergy
symptoms, including swollen eyes. Yes, Benadryl is notorious for making one sleepy... but allergy medications like Allegra D & Claritin will help to combat your symptoms without feeling like you need to snooze.
Keep It Low-Key & Chill. Indoors. A breezy day with lots of pollen in the air is sure to cause you problems. On days when outdoor allergens are high, stay inside — & save outdoor activities for just after a rain, when fewer allergens fill the air.