As one of an estimated 50 million Americans with allergies, according to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, I both anticipate and dread spring and summer rolling around. Now that spring is crashing full-speed into summer, those of us with allergies are dealing with an increase in pollen, and plus a good dose of summer sun to show us exactly how dusty our houses have become over the winter. Luckily, there are tons of allergy products at Target you can snag to help provide some relief — and some of them might not be what you're expecting.
I learned early on that I was allergic to dogs, cats, and horses, but despite spending most of my time around all three of those animals, I never went on allergy medication until I was in my twenties. Now that I'm solidly medicated, I'm more sensitive to an increase in allergens in the air. If my medication stops working so well, I know it's time to make sure the space behind my bed is dusted, or time to check if the cats need a good brushing.
For me, a lot of allergy management involves making sure my house is as clean as I can keep it, and making sure I'm keeping an eye on my skin to see if any products I'm using are irritating it. And of course, good ol' Target has a wide selection of pretty much everything you could need to help make this allergy season (which, let's be honest, is every season) a little less miserable.
1. This Handheld Vacuum
2. Makeup Removal Wipes
3. Hot & Cold Mask
4. Hypoallergenic Laundry Detergent
5. A Hypoallergenic (Faux!) Down Blanket
6. A Filtered Showerhead
7. Artificial Plants
8. All-Purpose Cleaner
9. A Humidifier
10. Allergy Protection Pillows
Of course, these products may not all be perfectly allergy-proof, so you should consider the ingredients of each product before you use it, and chat with your healthcare provider before switching up your routine.