Familia Helping Out Our #ALLERGYFACE

July 25, 2013

This post is part of a sponsored campaign on behalf of Latina Bloggers Connect and the makers of ZYRTEC®

When I was a little girl, I didn’t quite understand allergies. I DO remember how people reacted to them and vividly recall my cousin sneezing over and over at such a young age! Fast forward many years later to me developing seasonal allergies as well…I now really feel your pain, prima Yvette!

There is nothing worse than experiencing ALLERGY FACE (itchy eyes, red nose and puffiness all over!) in the middle of an awesome weather season. Like many mothers, I just want to look presentable while taking my boys in and out of parks and soccer fields! Allergies have been so bad for me that I have broken skin under my eyes because of the constant rubbing. Thank goodness I have found useful information to help with allergies (without breaking the bank) and I want to share it with you. Zyrtec and Latina beauty and fashion expert, Carmen Ordoñez from Viva Fashion Blog, have teamed up to help all women deal with ALLERGY FACE. Check out her second bilingual video of her three-part series below:

Carmen is showing us that allergy relief doesn’t have to break the bank! Her three home remedies: 1) Use baby wipes instead of tissues for your nose, 2) drink lots of watermelon juice, and 3) try cold silver spoons over your eye lids come from her mother and abuelita! I’ve learned from my cousin, Yvette, a few tips as well:

1) Drinking a lot of water can help with drainage.
2) Cut down your lawn and wait a bit before going outside.
3) Change bedding often.

What would we do without real, caring and helpful advice from our mothers, abuelitas and primas? Para eso estamos! Stay tuned for webisode part three, which will be released later this summer. In the meantime, be sure to follow Carmen on Twitter at @VivaFashion and check out her blog for her latest ALLERGY FACE tips and tricks. For product savings and rewards to help you feel better, visit and

Do you have an allergy home remedy passed down from your mother, grandmother or other family member? Please share!!!

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  • Reply Maria July 26, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Something as simple as removing shoes before entering the house, changing one’s clothes and immediately washing one’s hand upon entering the house, all help to avoid the transport of allergens from the outdoors to the inside of the house. Also, keeping the windows closed and opting for air conditioning helps to keep pollen and other allergens out of the house.

  • Reply Caro July 26, 2013 at 10:47 am

    My poor Angie suffers from seasonal allergies, but odly she gets them in the fall and winter. It’s gets so bad for her sometimes that she needs to wear reading glasses at school. My mother bought her a Tonic juice called Noni. Drinking an ounce a day seems to have helped. She uses the netti pot and if that does not help we resort to Zyrtec.

    • Betty
      Reply Betty July 29, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      Hi Caro! You are the second person who has mentioned Noni this weekend. Sorry about Angie’s allergies, but thank you for sharing your tips! xoxo
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  • Reply Yvette S July 27, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Both Aleiyah & Eric have allergies. Aleiyah’s do get bad around the fall/winter. Eric is usually spring/summer. I close the windows when my husband is outside cutting the lawn and we removed all carpeting from our place. I wash their bedding every week and their pillows once a month. I also eliminated the blinds from their room and put a curtain up which I also wash weekly. Also, one of the reasons we purchased a maltese because they are good for allergy sufferers.

    • Betty
      Reply Betty July 29, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      Thank you for helping me with this post and for the additional tips. I just wanna hug and squeeze those two! xoxo
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