Health & Beauty

Hayfever-proof your face

Everything you need to erase the effects of pesky pollen

If you’re suffering from a little puffiness around your eyes, make sure you have a cooling rollerball to hand. Trilogy Age-Proof CoQ10 Eye Recovery Concentrate (£25.50, Debenhams) is the perfect pick-me-up any time of day to brighten, lift and refresh tired eyes. Reformulated with Glycablend to help prevent fine lines, this high performance serum combines CoQ10 to aid skin regeneration, caffeine from green coffee to help decrease puffiness, jojoba esters to smooth periocular fine lines and increase skin firmness and horse chestnut to help reduce the appearance of dark circles. For an extra soothing treat, try keeping it in the fridge.

For itchy, red skin, use a gentle facial oil to bring down the redness and prevent further aggravation. Manuka Doctor Normalising Facial Oil (£20.99, is a synergistic blend of oils known for their soothing benefits, which refresh and re-balance the complexion, whilst refining the appearance of pores. Designed to suit all skin types the oil will visibly hydrate, revitalise and even skin tone whilst essential oils restore skin’s suppleness – all without greasy side effects.

Blowing your nose all the time can leave you with dry, cracked skin around the nose area. Weleda Skin Food is NATRUE-certified and made with 100% natural ingredients including rosemary, pansy, chamomile and calendula extracts. Skin Food is the most useful, versatile and intensively hydrating natural skincare product that you could wish for. It comes in three handy sizes, including a mini 10ml tube (£2.25, to throw in your bag.

The number one give away for hayfever is red eyes that just won’t stop itching. Prevent the temptation to rub your eyes and inevitably smudge your makeup by using some targeted hayfever eye drops. LloydsPharmacy Hayfever 2% Eye Drops with Sodium Cromoglicate help to relieve and treat the eye symptoms of hayfever.

For a swollen face, try a soothing facial oil to help calm the skin. Weleda Almond Facial Oil (£15.95, is a mild, soothing oil for sensitive and unbalanced skin. Perfect for extremely dry skin to use daily, morning and evening, or as extra protection when the skin is exposed to environmental factors.