I am so tired of itchy, watery, puffy eyes. Where I live the pollen count is high – weed, grass, trees – and even though I know it’s super stupid to have every window in the house open, I can’t help myself. Soon, the cooler days and closed-up feeling of winter will arrive and I’ll long for the sneezy, breezy fresh air.
Yep – I have my favorite and allergist approved over-the-counter meds and they DO help with the sniffling and such but my best-ever-morning-hack involves an ice cube. One tiny sliver of icey-cold goodness, swathed over my puffed-up eyelids. Once around my undereye area and swooping up to the eyebrows, too, for good measure. Heaven. Heaven, I tell you.
Sure, I have one of those fancy-ish ice roller gadgets from Amazon. It sits, unused – but ready – near the ice cube tray in the freezer. I can’t bring myself to use it because it looks more ridiculous (is that possible?) than the ice cube trick. It reminds me of a teeny-tiny paint roller and the one or two times I used it, it was way too big for the job of soothing my allergy eyes. But still, it sits in the freezer.
Sometimes simple is best. I’ll keep using a cube or two in the morning and I think I’ll ditch the plastic roller.
All together now...achoo!