Spending time amongst the flowers? Make hay fever manageable with our tips for a sneeze-free season.
We’re (slowly) starting to shed the winter layers, opting for a lighter coat and a lighter moisturiser, and we can’t help but feel excited about the lighter evenings too!
But there is one aspect to spring that can be a cause for concern. Hay fever. Some of us suffer each year, while for others it’ll strike unexpectedly. Streaming nose, puffy eyes and sneezing fits can ruin this beautiful season. Luckily we have a few natural tips and remedies to help you enjoy springtime.
Ah Honey! Honey!
Try eating 2 tablespoons of local honey every day, up to 2-3 months before hay fever season. This process is known as ‘desensitization’ and helps the body to adjust to local pollen and can reduce the body’s allergic reactions*.
Keep Off The Grass!
We don’t mean that literally, but if you have spent some time frolicking in the park be sure to shower and wash your hair once you’re home. This will remove any allergens and prevent them from contaminating your home.
Catch me if you can
Create a barrier around the nose and help catch any wayward pollen particles by rubbing a little balm around your nostrils. We recommend Stellar Beauty Balm, containing antibacterial May Chang whose properties will act as a barrier to pollen.
Build a barrier
Very sensitive skin can feel dry and itchy during hay fever season; help soothe this with our Rose Otto Face Oil. Rose is naturally calming and applying this will feel like you’ve given your skin a little hug. Using it every day will also help to strengthen skin and create a barrier
Lucinda Miller, Nature Doc shares tips for naturally helping your immune system.
Quercitin is a plant pigment known as a flavonoid. It can help to stop the immune system releasing histamine and has natural anti-inflammatory properties. This in turn reduces sneezing, runny eyes, sniffles and congestion.
The best sources of quercetin are; organic apples, red onions, black and green tea, red grapes, raspberries, cranberries, citrus fruits, and green leafy vegetables.
Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice. Again this helps to cool down the inflammation triggered by the allergens.
Vitamin C is great for balancing an overactive immune system. Luckily summer fruits and raw vegetables (remember cooking destroys the Vitamin C) contain natural sources of vitamin c. Think citrus fruits, raw cacao, bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and raw kale, broccoli and cauliflower.
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