Q: Why are allergies a problem in the spring?
Marla Ahlgrimm: During the early warm months of March and April, all of winter’s dormant foliage makes its yearly debut. With this spectacular showing of color comes pollen, which is responsible for the majority of allergy symptoms through the end of fall.
Q: What are allergic shiners?
Marla Ahlgrimm: Allergic shiners are those bothersome dark circles many women experience more than half the year. Nearly 80% of women with allergies don’t realize these dark circles are symptoms. Thankfully, they are and allergies are completely treatable. A simple test can determine an individual’s trigger(s) and they can receive treatment accordingly. This is good news for women, as allergy-related dark circles will go away with proper medication.