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Nothing is worse than dealing with allergies and wearing makeup.

Teary eyes, puffy cheeks, runny noses—symptoms to allergies or sinuses are not ideal for beauty lovers. If you're like Emma Stone, you understand. The actress limits her makeup products to keep her allergies at bay. Besides taking medicine, there are products and practices that you can use to make this season a little less annoying.

Enter: Angela Caglia, celebrity aesthetician and anti-aging expert. At her flagship Angela Caglia Skin Spa in Bel Air, California, her clients, which include Speechless actress Minnie Driver and model Jasmine Sanders, refer to the beauty professional as the "Hollywood Glowgirl" for her ability bring out the best in their skin. 

The expert gave us a number of tips to remedy the effect of allergy season, including simply adding an extra pillow to elevate your head and drain excess fluid at nighttime. Her solution to swollen features: cold temperatures.

"To remedy a puffy face, put eye cream or day moisturizer in your refrigerator and apply products cold," she suggested. "Then, place a metal spoon in the freezer for three minutes, and apply to under your eye in an outward gentle tapping motion."

Pollen levels high? Windy days ahead? Caffeine may be the answer, but probably not in the way that you think. "The combination of the caffeine, which stimulates blood flow, and cold help drain the excess fluid from the skin," Angela told E! News. "Mix coffee grinds and water in equal parts to an ice cube tray, then place frozen cubes under your eyes and on your eyelids for under a minute, using gentle outward strokes."

Angela's solutions will minimize the physical effects of allergies, prior to applying makeup. But, let's be real: Allergies can sneak up on you mid-day—say good-bye to your winged eyeliner. To avoid smearing your makeup during allergy season, you have two choices: Avoid makeup altogether or invest in hypoallergenic, natural products.

We've listed our favorite below, so you can stay beautiful all season long.

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This product is a must-have for a beauty lover prone to puffy eyes. Per Angela's recommendation, you might want to keep this one in the refrigerator.

100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, $25

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Minnie Driver swears by this product, as do we.

"My Goat Milk Soufflé Moisturizer is perfect for allergy-season skin," Angela told E! News. "It is 79% organically derived utilizing the sensitive skin-loving miracle of goat's milk, long renowned for its anti-inflammatory and brightening properties. It's also paraben-free and gluten-free."

Angela Caglia Goat Milk Soufflé Moisturizer, $65

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Whether you're using it on your face, hair or body, pure coconut oil is an essential product for anyone struggling with sensitivities. 

Renpure Professional 100% Organic Coconut Oil, $7.99

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With cotton extract, aloe and rice extracts, this soap-free cleanser is allergy-tested, fragrance-free and perfect for sensitive skin.

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser, $7.99

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The key to products for sensitive or allergy-prone skin is to limit the amount of chemicals, per Emma Stone. This is one of her favorite products.

Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil, $48

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The lightweight, mineral formula perfects the complexion and does not contain oil, silicone, parabens or fragrance. 

Bare Minerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20, $29.50

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The vegan-friendly formula won't crease. If you're eyes are slightly puffy, this may be a good solution (in addition to Angela's tips above).

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer, $26

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You don't have to sacrifice glamour to avoid irritation. This brand provides all the sparkle you need with its natural products. 

Rituel de Fille Ash and Ember Eye Soot, $38

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This mineral-based mascara promises not to irritate the eyes, smudge, clump or flake. Where do we sign up?

Mineral Fusion Lengthening Mascara, $13.72

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Eyeliner is specifically tricky, since it is applied so close to the eyes. Good news: All of Almay's products are hypoallergenic, so you can create the most dramatic cat-eye look without fear of irritation.

Almay Eye Liner, $8.29

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Made with natural ingredients , including a lot of shea butter, this lipstick will keep your tinted lips smooth all season long.

SheaMoisture Shea Butter Luscious Lipstick, $9.99 

Happy spring!

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