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This tips for surviving allergy season post is sponsored by Poise. All thoughts and words are my own.

I love summer, I really do.  Lots of places to go, things to see.  A number of excuses to be outside an enjoy the beautiful weather with friends and family.  Sun-kissed skin, flip-flops, and sundresses.

But I don’t love the way my allergies flare up during the summer.  The past few days I’ve been especially miserable; I’m nearly on a first-name basis with the staff at the drug store as I’ve gone through multiple boxes of tissues.

5 Tips for Surviving Allergy Season

There are a few things I’ve found that have helped me put my best face forward and get through the sneezing, itchy and puffy eyes, and general feeling of ickiness.  If you’re an allergy sufferer, too, then I hope you’ll find these tips for surviving allergy season helpful!

5 Tips for Surviving Allergy Season

Eye Makeup – My eyes tend to be on the sensitive side to start with, but when my allergies flare up, they are even more so.  You might think this would mean I’d skip eye makeup all together, but that’s not the case.  My eyes can look all puffy and tired, so I choose mascara that doesn’t irritate my eyes, and a dot of shimmering white eye shadow on the inner corners of my eyes to brighten them.

Hydrate – Allergies are drying to your entire system.  Combat this by drinking plenty of water to hydrate from the inside out.  Boost the hydration for extra-day areas by using a rich moisturizer on your nose (which can get really dried out from all that blowing), and picking up some eye drops.

Don’t Be a Magnet – You may need to change up some of your routine this time of year.  Skip the hair gel and mousse which will just make allergens stick to your hair.  Leave your shoes by the door to avoid tracking in anything that might bother you, and be sure to change clothes if you’ve been outside doing lawn or garden work (same goes for the kiddos if they’ve been outside playing).

Hit the Shower – Consider moving your daily shower to just before bedtime.  It’s a good way to rinse any irritants that you do attract off your body and keep them from coating your sheets or getting trapped in your pillow.

Pack Protection – Here’s my little secret: the absolute worst thing to me about allergies?  The sneezing.  Because ever since giving birth a sneeze is never just a sneeze; there’s also a little leaking.  That’s why Poise Microliners are always in my bag, especially during allergy season.  The SAM (super absorbent material) they use is the best way I for me to feel confident throughout the day.

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What are your tips for surviving allergy season?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

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