How to survive the allergy season and STILL LOOK good

Allergy season is the worst time of the year for me and all other allergy sufferers. During the allergy season your skin gets itchy, your eyes water, and it usually feels like every ounce of moisture is sucked out of your skin immediately.
 It’s horrible and I hate it! 
Looking your best is a CHORE during allergy season but here are some of my personal tips to looking your best on spite of feeling the worst

1. Stay hydrated! 

It’s important to drink plenty of water so that your skin can maintain its moisture from the inside. Pollen and all the other allergens will still sap your moisture externally but staying hydrated internally should help you avoid wrinkly dry skin.

 

2. Avoid eyeshadow!

I know you may love to make your eyes pop but allergy season is NOT the season for it. I find that the eyeshadow will cause your skin to feel irritated and you may end up scratching it off. 

3. Use waterproof eyeliner and mascara only!   

Normally waterproof products are hard to remove but, in this case that’s exactly what you want. If your eyes tend to be watery and itchy  use waterproof so it doesn’t smudge or run. Also, use allergy eye drops to reduce itchiness and redness

 4. Avoid a full makeup application!  

A full face may very well irritate your already irritated skin. I suggest using allergy season as a time to let your skin do LOTS of breathing. Typically for events I’ll go full glam but on a regular day I skip the foundation and I opt for moisturizer, a nice pair of glasses and a bold lip. Allergy season can also serve as a great time to work on your skin care routine and ensure that you’re taking proper care of it. 

Those are some of my tips on how to survive the allergy season. If you have any tips please feel free to share them below. 

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Simplify your life!

 

Today, I wanted to share some practical ways that we can simplify our lives, avoid distractions and frustrations by prioritizing.

We live in a world that advises us to hustle and to do a gazillion things to get a head. These things can not only become distractions but they can seriously cause us to lose sight of priorities and cause unnecessary problems in our lives.

In order to simplify our lives we have to determine what things in our lives are activites and what things are priorities.

In Luke 10:41-42 Martha chose to make being a good hostess a priority but her sister Mary made sitting at Jesus feet and hearing what He had to say her priority. When Martha became frustrated (she was totally distracted and focused on the wrong things) and asked Jesus to check Mary for not helping her Jesus responded “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her”

So what did Mary do that made her able to relax and keep it simple??

Made God and the things of God her priority

Sitting and learning from Jesus was more important to her than running around and being a good hostess.

The truth is without the presence of God nothing we attempt will be fruitful anyway. We should make it a habit to pray daily, seek guidance/direction 1st before moving throughout the day. Once we make being in God’s presence a priority we can make it a habit to live in His peace.

Today I am challenging you to make a list of activities and then make a separate list of priorities. This week be sure to put the priorities before the activities and watch how God moves in your life. I’m challenging myself too!!!

Share your tips to simplifying your life below!

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Be YOU

Shanae