15 Products to Keep Fall Allergies at Bay
Shop our picks to kick your sneezing, coughing and congestion to the vibrant, leaf-littered curb.
Fall allergy sufferers, skip your afternoon PSL, as the caffeine in coffee is linked to dehydration. Replace your latte with a piping pick-me-up of antioxidant-rich hot tea and honey. The age-old duo soothes itching and aching throats and satisfies even the deepest cravings for a hot cup o' joe.
BUY IT: Amazon, $13.99
Several airborne triggers ignite fall allergy flare-ups, and the root cause of your flares will vary by location. Protect yourself against the pesky air pollution with this nutrient-rich facial mist. It's a must-buy for allergy-prone folks because it protects against free radical damage and uses coconut water, rose water and hyaluronic acid to calm dry, irritated skin.
BUY IT: Neiman Marcus, $28
Rose quartz and jade facial rollers are all the rage in the beauty world right now and for good reason. This trendy tool can be used to combat facial inflammation, increase circulation, relieve congestion and rid the body of excess fluid through manual lymphatic drainage. Store your roller in the refrigerator and roll the cool stone beneath the eyes to de-puff and soothe.
BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $28
Heal yourself, from the inside out. Use the rave-reviewed recipe book, Jennifer’s Way Kitchen: Allergen-Free, Anti-Inflammatory Recipes for a Delicious Life, to whip-up meals that are equals parts comforting and nutritious — without exasperating your allergy symptoms. Author Jennifer Esposito shares more than 100 recipes to choose from, but if you're looking for somewhere to start, you can't go wrong with this drool-worthy carrot cake.
BUY IT: Amazon, $19.52
Make these anti-allergen pillow protectors your top takeaway from this shopping list. Your nose, throat and eyes remain in direct contact with your pillowcase and any microscopic irritants for up to eight hours each night. That's a flare-up waiting to happen. Arm yourself against pollen, dust mites and dander with anti-allergen pillows and change them often to reduce your risk of reaction.
BUY IT: Amazon, $27.97 (Set of 2)
Breathe easy again with this all-natural, five-ingredient vapor rub. The magic mix is comprised of extra virgin olive oil, beeswax and eucalyptus, lavender, and rosemary essential oils. Nothing more, nothing less. Apply to your chest, feet or under your nose to open your airways and find relief from cough and congestion.
They say if you lay down with dogs, you wake up with fleas. But we know your fur babies are treated for fleas and ticks, so you're far more likely to wake up with itchy eyes and a sore throat than anything else. Especially in the height of allergy season. Enter the hot-water washable protection comforter. Wash it frequently and rest easy at night knowing you're protected against dust mites, pet dander and pollen.
BUY IT: Wayfair, $71.99
Another aid against pet dander, dust mites and pollen? This handheld vacuum specifically designed to combat allergens in fabric and clothing. Use it to sweep soft surfaces like your bedding and sofa a few times a week to reduce exposure to allergy triggers in your home.
BUY IT: Bed Bath & Beyond, $189.99
Sleep is hard to come by when suffering from chest congestion, sinus headaches and itchy eyes. Open airways for easy breathing and encourage total-body relaxation with the calming effects of this lavender bath soak. Treat yourself to a trip to the tub right before bedtime, and enjoy the deep, restorative sleep needed for your body to repair itself.
BUY IT: Anthropologie, $41
Prevent a flare-up by proactively protecting your home with regular cleaning. Use this combo of a probiotic all-purpose cleaner to rid all surfaces of allergens and remove the same irritants from air and fabrics with the Air + Fabric Refresh.
The Dyson Ball Allergy Upright Vacuum falls in the "splurge" category, for sure, but don’t write it off yet. This vacuum is an invaluable addition to your arsenal against allergy season because it's specifically designed with allergy sufferers in mind and is certified as both asthma and allergy-friendly. Not to mention, this model claims the strongest suction of any vacuum on the market and is engineered to remove microscopic dust and allergens from difficult spaces.
BUY IT: Walmart, $219.99
If you’re in the throes of allergy-induced itchy eyes and look like you’ve been stung by a bee on each eyelid, this Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer is a must-buy for you. Throw it in your tote or briefcase and apply the easy-glide formula between meetings to cool, hydrate and minimize under-eye swelling.
BUY IT: Macy's, $20
Dry air isn't doing your sore nose and throat any favors. Snag this sleek air humidifier and grant your space up to 16 hours of continuous humidification. This model is a major must-have because it boasts whisper-quiet operation and a sleep mode that mists throughout the night to aid in a restful, cough-free slumber.
BUY IT: Amazon, $39.99
Not to be confused with an air humidifier, this air purifier operates to cleanse the air of irritants to stop head colds before they start. This model uses a three-stage filtration system with a HEPA filter to remove 99.97 percent of indoor allergens and pollution, plus an activated carbon filter to provide unmatched odor elimination. Moral of the story here? Dust, pet dander, mold, bacteria and viruses don't stand a chance, and your allergies could greatly improve if you invest in this magical purifying machine.
BUY IT: Amazon, $80.99