Don’t let hay fever get in your way with all-natural symptom stoppers – The Sun

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – buy now

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