If you are a hayfever sufferer like me, you know that now is a time to be especially careful when managing hayfever symptoms. According to the NHS website, sneezing and coughing, loss of smell and having a runny or blocked nose are all symptoms of hayfever.
Also, living in a place with high pollen count in the air, even staying indoors can be too much for your nose to handle. Pollen is produced by plants and carried in the wind, and when you breathe in the pollen your body reacts to this by sneezing and irrigating your eyes with tears.
Suppressing hayfever with antihistamines is often the preferred method, but when the pollen count is exceptionally high even this won't be enough to stop the red eyes or sneezing.
Investing in a quality air purifier is a good way to filter out unwanted pollen in the air to create a bubble of clean air that can also protect your senses from dust and debris that is suspended in the air. Look for a model with a HEPA filter to ensure that the maximum amount of particles is filtered out (HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air).
Some of the high-tech purifiers such as the ones from Xiaomi can be connected to your smartphone to turn on automatically at certain times which comes in handy when you want your air to be nice and clean just after coming home from work.
Having an air purifier on the lowest speed setting in the bedroom combined with fresh clean linen can also improve your sleep quality because clean pillow covers and linen have less irritating dust mites on them that could trigger your senses.
Furthermore, while some people say it's not a good idea to mow your grass when the pollen count is high, I found that keeping the grass nice and tidy actually reduces the amount of pollen that make their way into the house. Having hayfever is also a good reason to get a monthly lawn care service to take care of the garden.
Suffering from hayfever can lead to itchy, red and watery eyes, leaving the eye area red and irritated. Combined with frequently washing your face and hands, having the right moisturiser can make a massive difference in reducing the redness around your eyelids and the T area.
Our Atlantic Kelp & Rosehip Hydrating Cream is a perfect skincare companion through the summer months because it works by:
- Strengthens the skin's barrier so that it can defend better against external aggressors causing itchiness and redness
- Instantly soothes and quickly absorbs into the skin to nourish and repair skin
- Using a completely natural formulation that is fragrance-free i.e. the smell of the product derives from the natural ingredients only, thus reducing the risk of causing further sensitivity