How to combat your Hay fever and look after your skin

Why Hay fever?

As the temperature increases in preparation for the bank holiday weekend, so does the pollen count. For some, the bank holiday fun could be dampened at the prospect of runny noses, itchy eyes and constant sneezing- sound familiar?

Over 18 million people in the UK suffer from hay fever, and symptoms include sneezing and coughing, runny nose, itchy eyes and a headache. Symptoms of hay fever can last for weeks or months which can make it particularly frustrating.

You can avoid the worst of hay fever by staying inside with shut windows and doors, but when there’s a rare sunny day in the UK, it’d be a shame to miss out! So, we’ve decided to put together a list of some of Dermalogica’s products that can help soothe the effects of hay fever on the skin.

What products can help with Hay fever?                

For the eyes: The Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser helps calm down irritated, puffy eyes. The soothing, ph balanced cleansing gel helps calm down skin sensitivity due to the harsh climate, irritating makeup and other environmental influences. To calm down the eyes during hay fever season, use a damp, cold cotton wool pad and rest on the eyes, before gently wiping away the gel as it slides over the skin. This leaves a super cooling and calming feeling, and helps you not to itch your eyes (which only makes things worse)!

For the itching and redness: We suggest the Dermalogica Redness Relief Essence to help reduce itchiness and calm down any redness on the skin. The Redness Relief Essence contains liquorice root which helps soothe irritation, whilst Piperonyl Glucoside helps reduce redness. It has a lightweight formula which helps protect the skin’s barrier against redness and discomfort. For best results when out and about, put a couple of drops onto your fingertips, and gently press onto your skin for instant relief.

For a barrier and anti-inflammatory: To get the most effective barrier against hay fever, we recommend combining both the Dermalogica Barrier Defense Booster and the Dermalogica Calm Water Gel as one moisturiser. The Barrier Defence Booster has a triple defence complex which helps nourish the skin and reinforces barrier integrity against future irritation to the skin, whilst the Calm Water Gel forms a weightless barrier with Dual Hyaluronic Acid technology which locks in moisture, to help fight against any environmental threats to the skin.

Why buy from Beautythings UK?

At Beautythings UK, we are an authorised Dermalogica stockist, we offer free UK shipping, you can collect reward points with orders and you get free samples with orders.

We are a small team who love anything makeup and skincare related and are all super passionate with offering our customers the best solutions for their skin.

So, if you have any further questions about Dermalogica’s range or how you can further prevent hay fever symptoms, you can send us an email at

P.S. At the moment, when you purchase three full-sized Dermalogica products you receive a free Hydration Heros Gift PLUS Double Reward Points! What are you waiting for?