Glitter Guide contributor, Arin Agase, has your secret to a season sans allergies! Her six natural remedies—just in time for spring—are below.
The flowers are in bloom, and you can’t stop to smell them, because—achoo—you’re allergic to them (and probably high on Claritin). More than 30 percent of the population is on the allergy struggle bus and we’re not down with that. Sneezing, runny-nose, itchy eyes—that’s no way to spend your beautiful spring, and after a long winter to boot. So, today, we’re sharing some alternative, natural remedies to beat springtime allergies once and for all. Who’s with us?
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Sip on some of this to increase your potassium, which will help eliminate that dreadful runny nose! It will also break-up mucus, allowing you to breathe again. Try adding some lemon juice and water, as it’s not so appetizing.
- Wash it Off: Take a hot shower as soon as you come back home. This will help cleanse your body of outdoor pollen and will help temporarily clear your sinuses. It also feels amazing!
- Acupuncture: Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective at decreasing allergy symptoms. If you haven’t tried it yet, definitely check it out. This practice has a long list of health benefits.
- Green Tea: Green tea is packed with powerful antioxidants that naturally produce chemicals that are linked with uncomfortable allergy symptoms. Swap out your coffee and start your day on a healthy foot!
- Eliminate Sugar: Because bikini season is upon us, this shouldn’t be too hard, right?! People who had a low sugar diet saw drastic improvements in their environmental allergies. Apparently, sugar is highly acidic and increases mucus in the body, which makes it difficult to breathe clearly. So, drop those Sour Patch Kids in the trash!
- Onions: Onions contain something called quercetin, which has been proven to minimize watery and itchy eyes, hay fever, asthma, plus cold and flu symptoms. Add some into your daily diet (along with vitamin C) for the ultimate health boost. So long, allergies!