Boots #PetalParty and top tips to help beat hayfever

It looks like hayfever season has just started in the UK and after the fun of the Boots #PetalParty yesterday I thought I'd share a few photos as well as some handy tips on how you can beat the symptoms this year: 

 Boots #PetalParty

Being a relatively new sufferer of hayfever I'm all too aware how miserable the symptoms can be and not only are pollen levels high in the morning, as temperatures drop in the evening they rise again and lead to what Boots have termed 'Insneezia'. Constant sneezing, itchy eyes and a runny nose can lead to insomnia like symptoms with an knock on effect the next day. I know I've certainly been affected and have struggled at work and cancelled on invites as a result!

To highlight this Boots showered St Christopher's place with over 3 million petals yesterday and with a fun soundtrack from celeb DJ Lauren Pope it was quite the party! My photos don't do it justice but I hope it gives you an idea of the night if you weren't able to come. You can also see the video on their Facebook page here.

So onto the most important bit, what can you do to minimise symptoms? I find a good anti-histamine essential but Boots have also shared these 10 tips and tricks to help you get through the summer: 

Five hacks to help reduce night-time hayfever symptom

1. Keep the windows shut at night and first thing in the morning. Feeling hot? 
Pop your pillow case in the freezer before bedtime for a temporary cooling effect

2. Wear sunglasses after sun down. Not because you’re a wannabe celeb but to 
help protect your eyes from pollen

3. Hang laundry inside - even when the sun is shining - because you don’t 
want pollen-infused bedding

4. Shower before you go to bed to help wash any stray pollen from your hair and 
skin which could aggravate your symptoms overnight

5. Teeth cleaned, face washed and moisturised? Don’t forget a final smear of 
petroleum jelly under your nose which may help trap pollen

Five hacks to help tackle the impact of ‘insneezia’ the next day

1. Shower again! Showering in the morning helps to stimulate the circulatory system and
‘shock’ your body into a more awake state if you’ve lost out on shut-eye overnight

2. Think twice before reaching for a coffee or chocolate based pick-me- up – both 
contain high levels of vasoactive amines, like histamine which can cause some
 sensitive individuals to suffer ‘allergy-like’ symptoms

3. Lose the booze – Alcoholic drinks, such as wine and beer and cider can make it hard 
to sleep well anyway and these also contain histamine and other vasoactive amines.

4. Chill two teaspoons in the fridge overnight then cup them over your eyes for 5 minutes
to help combat any puffiness caused by lack of sleep

5. Stay hydrated – to help replace lost fluids and help you feel more energised

Did you come down to the Boots #PetalParty yesterday? What are your top tips for beating hayfever? 

*Post sponsored by Boots


  1. I am dreading hayfever season but the petal party looks great! x

    1. Same, I'm definitely starting to get a few symptoms now. Hope it doesn't ruin your summer too much x


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