Spring Fever: Pro Makeup Tips to Hide Allergy Symptoms
Pro makeup tips to look great when seasonal allergies have you feeling less than gorgeous.
Makeup Tips: Hide Bloodshot, Watery Eyes
"When pollen and other allergens in the air come into contact with the cells in your eyes, it causes them to release histamine," says New York City dermatologist Howard Sobel, M.D. This triggers inflammation and other unsightly allergy symptoms. For fast spring fever relief, he suggests using lubricating drops, like Rohto Ice Redness Relief ($7), and popping an antihistamine, such as Claritin 24 Hour Allergy ($31). To nix puffiness, try Clinique All About Eyes Serum ($26); its caffeine and cooling roller ball work together to constrict blood vessels. "Also avoid wearing contact lenses and eye makeup," says Sobel, "since they can exacerbate allergy symptoms."