15 Products to Keep Seasonal Allergies at Bay
Shop our top picks to kick your seasonal allergies to the curb.
Suffering through allergies is insufferable. Luckily, there are several products out there that can help relieve irritation from stubborn airborne substances like pollen. Below, we've compiled a list of our favorites — from facial treatments to cleaning products — so you can enjoy the great outdoors (and indoors).
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 slumber.
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.
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.
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.
They say if you lay down with dogs, you wake up with fleas. But we know your furbabies 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.
The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy Vacuum falls in the "splurge" category, 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.
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.
Breathe easy again with this all-natural 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.
An ideal soak for when you're feeling under the weather, these bath salts are infused with clove, lemon and frankincense essential oils to help boost your immune system. The mineral-rich pink Himalayan salts act as an antihistamine to help relieve a stuffy nose.
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 to cool, hydrate and minimize under-eye swelling.
Several airborne triggers ignite fall allergy flare-ups, and the root cause of your flares will vary by location. Protect your skin against pesky air pollution with this nutrient-rich facial mist. Infused with sweet violet and grapefruit extracts as well as concentrated plant-based antioxidants, it's a must-have for allergy sufferers.
Heal yourself from the inside out. Use this 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, but if you're looking for somewhere to start, you can't go wrong with this drool-worthy carrot cake.