by Christina

There are many things to love about this time of year: great weather, flowers blooming, soft breezes, gardening, the smell of a fresh cut lawn...the list goes on. Unfortunately, with every spring/summer season comes something that is not so lovely to experience: Puffy eyes, Headaches, Runny nose....sound familiar? Just a few of the symptoms that come along with allergies. Irritating to deal with, and takes a toll on one's beauty routine as well. Though allergies may not be easy to get rid of, we can certainly mask the beauty issues with these quick and easy tips as well as a few great products:

 Puffy Eyes? Try something soothing, that will give them a quick boost. I love Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask for an instant eye lift! For an at home treatment, try the old fashioned trick of a few freshly sliced cucumbers on the's an oldie yes, but certainly effective.

Headache?  Origins Peace of Mind is the perfect product for on the spot relief. I love to dab a bit of it on my temples, back of neck and under my nose and breathe in the scent. Another classic yet treatment?  Try this Aromatherapy Eye Pillow, cute and effective. For an at home solution, a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with a glass of water/apple juice will rid your headache in a flash (for more info, read my original post about this here)

Dry, Raw nose? Check out Bag Balm in your local drugstore. The name sounds a bit odd, but don't knock it till ya try it...this stuff works! Originally designed to treat dry, chapped cow udders it's now the product of choice for those (and by those, I mean humans) who suffer from dry, chapped skin. Reviva Labs Vitamin E stick is another go to product to soothe and protect the skin from further chapping.