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Sensitive Eyes in Allergy Season

Hay fever, itching, redness and irritation… Spring can feel like something to endure, rather than enjoy, if you’re an allergy sufferer. Especially if your eyes become irritated, scratchy or weepy the moment the pollen count rises!

Thankfully, hiding your unhappy peepers behind sunglasses or avoiding the outdoors altogether isn’t the only option. That’s right, sensitive friends, here are our top tips for looking after your eyes this Spring!

The Pollen Problem

In Spring, when the pollen count is at its highest, there’s a vicious cycle at play.

Firstly, the eye area becomes irritated by an allergen in the atmosphere. This causes discomfort, which leads you to rub your fragile eye area. This rubbing can then compromise the skin’s barrier function – the mechanism that keeps allergens and pollutants out, and locks precious moisture in.

The compromised barrier allows further irritation to the eye area. Which leads to more irritation, which leads to more rubbing, which leads to… You see the problem…

A Spring-Time Solution

Thankfully, there are a few tricks, such as garlic & horseradish nutritional supplements and cold compresses, that will help keep your eyes happier when the plants are in full bloom. From skincare to makeup, the right caring product choice is also essential.

For reactive and allergic skin types, the Toleriane Ultra Eye Contour with an ultra-minimalist formula, is the ultimate spring-time weapon for sensitive skin around the eyes. Providing feather-light moisturisation, it’s formulated with active ingredients Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Neurosensine, which help to strengthen the skin’s barrier and reduce skin irritations and puffiness. Preservative-, paraben-, fragrance-, alcohol-, colourant- and lanolin-free, the hermetically sealed packaging is protected against contamination.

When it comes to make-up, already sensitive eyes will be irritated further by the wrong products, so it’s important to choose a range specially formulated for sensitive eyes. The La Roche-Posay Respectissime products – mascara, eyeliner, eye pencil and waterproof makeup remover – are 100% allergy tested for sensitive eyes. High tolerance, fragrance-free and perfect for contact lens wearers, the formulations will have you looking your best, no matter the season!

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