Allergy season is upon us. My allergies are much better since I went Gluten-Free, but I still get the sneezes during the high point of Spring.
When my nose starts to resemble a certain red-nosed reindeer…. (Red noses might be attractive on reindeer, but not so much on me)…. I have a couple of products that help return my skin to normal.
Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips – This stuff is INSANE! I got my first sample in a Birchbox eons ago and have been hooked ever since. It is made from 100% medical grade Lanolin and can be used on noses, lips, cuticles, nipples (as the name implies)… whatever you’ve got that is dry and ouchie. It is super thick and lasts…. even when you’re blowing your nose and breathing through your mouth… this stuff lasts! My eyes crossed a little at the idea of spending $15 on a lip balm, but it is so worth it. Trust me! Your EOS Lip Balm is great for everyday, but this stuff will get you through a cold or sinus/allergy season without your lips cracking.
Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – I’ve had other face scrubs that I liked… but never anything like this. Vasanti WORKS. The scrubbie things are super fine and gentle… yes, you’re using this to scour off dead/dry skin, but it doesn’t hurt… or leave your face even more red and sore. It is a gentle scrub that works really well. You can even use it three to five times a week. When I’m blowing my nose like crazy and scrubbing my face off with tissues, I use this every other day or so. Yes, my nose is still red, but I don’t have the dry, flaky skin. Combine it with the Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips for ultra healing. It’s $35… yep…. but it lasts forever… seriously, you only use a tiny bit. I received the 20g sample size in my Birchbox just before I got a cold this past winter and it lasted through my cold (using it every other day) and for another two weeks (2x weekly use).
I know that neither product is exactly cheap…. but they LAST and they WORK. Seriously…. anything that can help you get through allergy & sinus season without looking like a certain red-nosed reindeer…. WORTH IT!
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