Irritated skin, a runny nose or itchy eyes are nothing to sneeze at. Especially when they make your face red and your mascara run. Thankfully, Tasha from The Open Journal is here to share her beauty tips for surviving allergy season and keeping your sensitive skin concerns at bay. Watch Tasha in the video below – or keep on scrolling to read more about her must-have products from London Drugs for managing skin sensitivity issues!
If your skin is generally prone to redness or tends to flare up due to allergies, the right way to start your beauty routine is with a cleanser that will soothe the skin. Clinique has a Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser that will do the trick. It’s a non-drying cream that will help to immediately improve visible redness, while melting away makeup and impurities. In general, Clinique products are always a good bet if you have sensitive skin. They’re dermatologist developed, allergy tested, and free of fragrances, parabens and phthalates!
As a second step in your skincare routine, consider switching to a moisturizer that will also work overtime to keep your redness concerns under control. Bioderma has formulated the Sensibio Anti-Redness Care to do just that – not only reducing redness but preventing it. It also makes an excellent base for your makeup.
Allergies can make your eyes puffy and swollen, but Tasha has just the trick for that! First, she puts her Real Techniques Eye Reviver in the fridge for a few minutes to cool it down. Then she uses it to apply her Sensibio Eye Contour Gel from Bioderma. The cold helps to soothe the skin as the eye gel is applied, and then the eye gel will decongest, soothe, reduce puffiness – and an added bonus – minimizes wrinkles!
Red, blotchy skin can be frustrating, but L’Oreal’s Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream has an anti-redness formula that will do wonders. As the green-hued cream is blended into the skin, it neutralizes the look of redness, and transforms to a universal shade which evens skintone. The BB cream also works great as a spot treatment if your nose is particularly red from all that sneezing (oh the joys of allergy season).
If your eyes are particularly sensitive, or if allergies have them constantly watering, your go-to eyeliner should be a kohl liner from Marcelle. Their kohl liner is formulated specifically for the very sensitive waterline area: it’s 100% hypoallergenic, perfume-free and ophthalmologist tested. This particular pencil liner is also waterproof, so it won’t budge once applied.
Sensitive eyes also deserve a mascara that’s specially formulated for them. La Roche-Posay’s Toleraine Volume Mascara has a special brush design that magnifies every lash without discomfort or irritation during application, protecting the eye contour. It’s also expertly formulated to be removed easily, so as to avoid any potential irritation.
Even lips can feel sensitive and irritated. Luckily, there’s the Avène Care for Sensitive Lips. This rich, creamy lip balm features Avène’s Thermal Spring Water, which has properties that will help comfort and soothe your poor lips.
We saved Tasha’s best tip for last. Avène’s Thermal Spring Water Spray is an easy way to calm sensitive and irritated skin on-the-go. Just like their lip balm, the Thermal Spring Water offers soothing and softening properties to help relieve your skin issues. Just simply spray directly to the face (or any other part of the body). Because the Thermal Spring Water is captured directly at its source and bottled in a sterile environment, the spray is also safe to use on the eyes. It’s a perfect solution for irritated, itchy eyes that can result from allergies or other sensitivities!
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