WE can now exercise outdoors more than once a day. But it is not great for hay fever sufferers because we are heading into a season that brings high grass and tree pollen.
Today we look at ways to beat hay fever and test the illuminators that perk up your skin and give you a glow.
with Jane Atkinson
ORGANIC Pharmacy Mixed Pollens And Grasses tablets are a homeopathic and chemical-free mixture.
They contain grasses and pollens in tiny amounts to help process the allergy naturally. I took one a day and my eyes and throat were less itchy. They are also non-drowsy.
- Organic Pharmacy Mixed Pollens And Grasses tablets, £12.95, 14g, from theorganicpharmacy.com – buy now
HAYMAX organic Barrier Balm helps to relieve hay fever by trapping pollen before it can reach your nasal tract and trigger a reaction.
I applied the drug-free Vaseline-like balm to my nostrils and around my eyes. It only eased my symptoms with constant reapplication. A bit tedious, and pricey.
- Haymax organic Barrier Balm £7.29, 5ml, from hollandandbarrett.com – buy now
MANUKA contains the active ingredient MGO that treats nasal mucus, so can treat some hay fever symptoms too.
Egmont Manuka honey has certified levels of MGO. I added it to green tea or porridge and my breathing was easier.
- Egmont Manuka honey, £22.50, 250g, MGO 40+, from egmonthoney.co.uk – buy now
with Gabriella Stein
LUXURIOUSLY lightweight and available in four light-catching shades. This is really versatile. It can be used as a foundation base or over cheekbones, décolletage and cupid’s bow for radiance.
I dabbed it on my cheekbones with my finger and the shine caught the light perfectly all day. Great product.
- Born To Glow! Liquid Illuminator, £8 for 18ml, from nyxcosmetics.co.uk – buy now
THIS is a concentrated liquid shimmer that can be added to your foundation, primer or moisturiser, used on its own for a super-highlighted glow – and can even be used to contour. Available in four shades.
I used it on my cheek and brow bones to accentuate my look. If you want glowing skin I found this fantastic mixed with my moisturiser.
- Iconic London Illuminator, £30 for 13.5ml, from iconiclondoninc.com – buy now
THIS has got a delicate champagne glow that’s divine. Its cream-to-powder finish looks great underneath – or on top of – make-up.
I used it underneath my foundation for a dewy-skin look, the application stick is a great size and shape so makes it much easier to be precise with. My favourite.
- Benefit’s Watt’s Up! soft focus highlighter for face, £27 for 9.3ml, from benefitcosmetics.com/uk – buy now
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