FOUR WAYS TO NATURALLY RELIEVE YOUR SEASONAL ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

1. TAKE NIGHTLY SHOWERS

A quick nightly shower, or bath depending on your preference, helps to wash off any pollen, dust, and pet hair that has accumulated on your skin and hair throughout the day. This simple addition to your bed-time routine ensures you aren't covered in allergens while sleeping so you can breathe easy and wake up feeling refreshed. Swapping out your pillowcases every other night and only using your face clothes once before washing are also helpful ways to keep your skin and sinuses happy.

2. UP YOUR SPRING CLEANING GAME

It doesn't take very long for allergens like pet hair and dust mites to gather in every crevice and corner of your home. While you think you may be escaping your seasonal allergies by cranking up the air conditioning and closing all your windows, you are actually surrounding yourself with irritants. Take spring cleaning to the next level by regularly vacuuming and dusting. If possible, avoid bagless vacuums as they tend to stir up even more dirt and allergens when you empty them and wear gloves while cleaning.

3. BE A MORE CONSCIOUS EATER

It shouldn't come as a surprise that your diet has a huge impact on how your body responds to seasonal allergens. Staying hydrated helps regulate your body's histamine, a chemical your immune system releases in response to allergens, levels as does being a more conscious eater. Foods like strawberries, chocolate, tomatoes, shellfish, and bananas trigger the release of histamine while quinoa, mango, and eggs do the opposite. Learn even more about how histamine impacts your allergies here

4. VISIT YOUR LÖSCHN THERAPIST

For many, spring is a double-edged sword — the things that make it beautiful are what also cause so many of us misery. But a quick trip to your Löschn therapist can help relieve sinus congestion caused by seasonal allergies as well as headaches, jaw tension, and under-eye swelling. It's also a great way to take some time out of your hectic schedule to relax and indulge in a little self-care. Relieve your allergy symptoms at Löschn Facial Bar in Calgary and start enjoying everything this spring has to offer!

Daryn Tessier