But along with those beautiful flowers and the green trees, comes a lot of pollen. The other day I walked out to my car and there was a layer of yellow pollen all over my car! I had to wipe off the door handle and side window. I had to put on my wipers to clean off the pollen. By the look of things, this is going to be a bad allergy season!
I never had allergies until I came to live here in North Carolina. I don't like them. Because along with the pollen comes the sneezing, coughing watery eyes, puffy eyes and stuffy nose. Sigh. I get Allergy Face in the worst way.
I actually went to the doctor for an unrelated issue and she took one look at my allergy face and through I was really sick. I had to tell her that it is not an illness but it was actually Allergy Face. I guess I really needed a little makeup as to not scare the population!
I didn't have the time to make myself up but when I got home, I cut up some cucumbers I had in the refrigerator and put them on my eyes. Thank goodness my abuelita taught me this little trick. The cucumbers will reduce the swelling.
My mami had a different solution for Allergy Face. She would make linaza (flax seed tea). She would cool down the tea and then dunk a cotton ball in the tea and put the cotton balls on her eyes. This trick works as well but, sometimes, it is hard to find linaza.
If I have to go out, I find my concealer and slather it on like there is no tomorrow. Of course, I then have swollen eyes with concealer on them but what can you do? I find the best trick is to throw on some sunglasses and hide out in my house until my eyes get better.
Luckily, ZYRTEC® has teamed with Latina Blogger, Carmen Ordonez @VivaFashion, to share some personal beauty tips to combat Allergy Face (the beauty challenges like a puffy face, watery eyes and a red nose that are associated with typical allergy symptoms)! Thank goodness because when my allergies kick up, I have horrible Allergy Face. You can check out Carmen's tips in the video below:
I really loved the tip about eating veggies and fruits with high water content. I eat a lot of watermelon during the summer so I am thrilled to find out that this might help my puffy face and eyes when the allergies kick up!
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