After being cooped up all winter long, the warm weather brings us outside to enjoy the sunshine. The warmer weather also brings pollen, which can leave you feeling uncomfortable. If you've tried all of the over-the-counter tricks to no avail, give these natural approaches a chance to fight those allergies for you.
Here's how to handle those troublesome allergy symptoms and embrace this season's full-bloom.
Practice an ounce of prevention
Did you know wearing sunglasses helps with lessening your exposure to allergens? The sun is finally shining bright, so you're likely already tossing those sunglasses in your bag. Please make sure you wear them as often as possible to lower the allergens getting into your eyes. I'm sure you're a hand-washing pro after the year we've had, but continue that on into spring as well. Washing those allergens off of your hands before they have the chance to get into your eyes, nose, or mouth will help to bypass some symptoms before they even start.
Try bee pollen
The next time you're at Whole Foods, grab a bottle of bee pollen. When you take pollen daily, it can work on desensitizing your immune system. It also gives you amino acids, vitamins, and proteins while helping quell inflammation. You can add this to your morning smoothie, and you'll never notice it's there.
Spring clean your home.
Those allergens could get lodged in the things you use at home every day. From the carpets on your floor to the curtains surrounding the windows, give everything a thorough cleaning to liberate yourself from t