8 tips for dealing with Hay Fever!

8 tips for dealing with Hay Fever!

It’s that time of the year folks! It is hitting me for sure! My neighbour has this tree that they’ve made grow so far I thought it was a beanstalk reaching for some giants. Anywho I’m getting the pollen and the bees. The routine of waking up to swollen and itchy eyes, watering like you’ve been crying for days. The swore throat but no it’s not a cold and the constant sneezing like your insides are going to jump out.

Very descriptive I know! Let’s check out some things to help us out!

8. Stay Indoors_

What? No No No! If it is an amazing day like it has been for the last few days. I refuse to miss it! You go outside just make sure you are prepared!

7. Windows_

They say keep your windows closed. I like them open getting in that fresh pollen sneezing filled air. If you haven’t got AC or a fan this would be your option is too open window we need that air. Follow next step for preparation.

6. Hoover / Vacuum_

I say Hoover, you say Vacuum! Hoover! Vacuum! Hoover! Vacuum! Get rid of that dust. There’s too much sneezing happening! Keep your place as dust free as possible including your clothes.

5. Medication_

If you have medication make sure you have it first thing in the morning! It gives it time to kick in. You may not be a breakfast person but make sure you do! If you don’t take anything speak to your doctor. There are a few out there that helps.

4. Pets_

If you have any pets that just love climbing trees, rolling in the grass. I actually do that myself. Make sure once you get in to have a good scrub!

3. And sneeze_

Put some vaseline around your nostrils this way you can trap that pollen. Haha! You say sneeze… I say errrr NO!

2. Tea you say!_

Camomille and Nettle tea are amazing when it comes to managing those symptoms!

Did you know allergy smoothies exist! YES they do. Be Gone Smoothies I’d like to call them simply because you say “Allergies be gone.” Get it!

1. Glasses_

These are the times I really appreciate my glasses. If you don’t wear glasses go grab some shades. If you want to wear contacts, grab those shades! We need to protect our eyes and keep the pollen out of our eyes! Glasses play defense with pollen! I like the big round ones!

OK allergies now let’s get out of formation!

 

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​8 tips for healthy skin

​8 tips for healthy skin

Oh, right you’re here for the tips about the healthy looking skin! Great because I have quite a bit to tell you. The first thing I want to say is that you should NEVER feel ugly or be ashamed of who you are. We all go through acne, wrinkles, stretch marks or some may suffer from eczema. I did and I was embraced to show my arms but then I simply looked at them and look for ways to clear it up. That’s how you end up on articles like this one. My arms were still itchy but in time my arms cleared up. Did I get teased sure I was the one with the infected arms and I went along with it and now she’s gone. We’ve got this!

8. Cut the unhealthy_

You know smoking, sun damage and some would say junk food. I SAY NO! If I want a doughnut which I do often, I will have one. I just know I need to have some water and a few healthy options to counteract it. It’s like I’m making deals with myself. Eat this and I’ll give you two oranges and 20 sit-ups. I’m a good negotiator clearly.

7. Body Wash_

This is the clean version! Get it. Moving on, so below are some suggested products to check out if you haven’t already. They make an effort of making your skin feel hydrated and of course CLEAN! It would be great to get an exfoliating sponge just so you can really scrub that skin. (Not to much as it will you know be attached to the sponge) You know your skin best so they offer a range for dry, oily etc.. skin!

 

6. Lotion_

Just like hair you can towel dry or lounge around in a dressing gown and air dry. I mean you don’t use a dressing gown for hair but you get what I mean! These lotions below are highly recommended. They have huge ranges for different types of skin. Take your pick and there’s nothing wrong with trial and error just so you know the best product for you. Don’t just get Aveeno because you are a fan of Rachel from Friends. (That’s why I totally use it) Remember the more expensive doesn’t always mean the best.

5. Face Mask & Mud_

I went ahead and tested a few face masks as I needed one for my face. My face is quite oily and I needed something to get my paws open. Give your face the chance to breathe. It’s time to go bare people and embrace that amazing face you have. Take a look! Some highlighted ingredients below.

Black Mask (Peel)

Don’t Look At Me (Lush)

Fresh Organic Lemon Juice, Murumuru Butter, Grapefruit Oil, Organic Silken Tofu, Scrubs

Cupcake (Lush)

Cocoa Powder, Vanilla Absolute, Linseed Infusion, Rhassoul Mud

Brazened Honey (Lush)

Fresh Ginger Root, Fresh Organic Lime Juice, Fresh Fennel, Honey, Almond Oil

Purple Clay Mask (Sephora)

Water, Kaolin, Shea Butter

Hammam Rituals Body Mud

Right remember that game you used to play as a kid. Not that one… stuck in the mud. Turns out it’s not so bad to be stuck in the mud because it does wonders for your skin. That’s why there are mud bath and mud mask and mud things. I went digging and This Rituals Body Mud is actually amazing!

Full Version if you want, I won’t get offended it’s 17mins because I talk too much.

4. Rest_

Count some sheep and get some Z’s. Pinching your cheeks is not going to help to try and wake up. Stay WOKE and go out and Meditate or do some Yoga. You need to relax! I even added some free apps just in case you’re like antisocial like me and want to do it yourself.

3. Vitamins

Yes you still need to take those. Do some digging into these and see what will work for you. This may be another trial and error to see what really works for you. Swisse worked better for me than Perfectil but worked for a friend of mine. See how it goes but they are all highly recommended.

Perfectil

Swisse

Vitamin A, C & D

Skin, Hair & Nails (Holland & Barrett)

2. What To Eat_

Let’s see, there are a few big words I need to use. Antioxidants and omega-3s. Fine, that wasn’t difficult, but they are good for the skin. Remember acne and wrinkles are part of the life process so don’t stress too much we already established that doesn’t help either. Take a look below. See any you like? Get eating! Tomatoes are not my thing, however, if mixed in food that takes away the taste, it’s perfectly fine. If that is the case for you, you can make it work too. Yes having it raw is always best but it’s better than not having it at all.

Dark Chocolate

Avocados

Tomatoes

Carrots

Walnuts

Salmon

Peppers

Eggs

1. What To Drink_

Water

You probably guessed already. Yes, the answer is water, however, not everyone such as myself enjoys drinking plain water. If you do then get drinking! Have you noticed how some people have their clear bottle of water with an alien looking things inside? It’s just slices of fruit or veg. Gives the water a refreshing and somewhat different taste. I use lemon or lime slices, but you can get creative whatever impresses your tastebuds. I also drink flavoured water with no sugar and other no things. Have it hot or cold! Yay!

Aloe Vera Juice

Coconut Water

Green Tea 

White Tea

Rooibos Tea

Chamomile Tea

Spearmint Tea

The list sounds fancy right? Now for the Herbal tea, there are solutions to add some extra flavour and they are still healthy. I came across T2 they have loose teas and bagged tea with fresh ingredients with crazy names. Take a look this Green Rose Loose Leaf has mango, green tea, rose petals (exactly) and other bits. The taste is great!

T2

http://www.t2tea.com/en/uk/Home

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