Seasonal Allergens and 5 Ways to Combat Puffy Eyes

by | Apr 25, 2018

Spring has sprung, and that means warmer nights, beautiful blooms, and, unfortunately, the rise of seasonal allergies. If you’re a sneezing sufferer and puffy-eyed trooper, you know full well the fight in balancing your love for the mild temperatures against the battle of the puffed-up eyes.

Some of the most common culprits of seasonal allergies and molds, spores, and pollens from trees, grasses, and weeds. That fine yellow powder coating your car is more than just an aesthetic headache – it attacks your sinuses and your own eyes! And while there is no magic cure for curing seasonal allergies, you can at least take the fight to the symptoms and calm those aching, swollen eyes.

Wash Your Face

While this may sound like a no-brainer, and is something you already do, increasing the number of times a day you rinse off your face as well as really focus on giving it a vigorous scrub will help wash away any allergens and particles sticking to your skin and eyelashes.

Tea for Two (Eyes)

Brewing two black tea bags and letting them cool will not only produce a pleasant smell but, when placed on your eyelids as a quick compress, can help stamp out your swelling. Not only will the cool moisture help, but the caffeine found in tea can also seep into your skin, rejuvenating blood flow and helping kill that puffiness.

Wear Sunglasses – Block the Pollen

A physical barrier, such as regular glasses or sunglasses, is a great step in preventing pollen, dust, and spores from even getting to your eyes in the first place.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Drink plenty of water each day. Keeping your body hydrated will help flush out your system and clear allergens from the skin.

Soothing Eye Creams

There are creams out there made specifically for soothing swollen eyes. Look for one containing aloe or Vitamin E, such as Jericho’s Moisturizing Day Cream, to help hydrate, cool, and calm stubborn eye areas.

Allergy season is no fun, but with these tips, you can take some major steps in winning the fight against its most stubborn of symptoms.