Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Sick Days

Being sick is no fun.
Feeling too hot, too cold, headaches, sore stomaches. So many things stacked against you, determined that you have a rubbish time. Along with all of this, you find that your skin starts to dry out, you're eyes start to puff out and you lack that natural healthy glow. The past few days I have been stuck at home with the flu and I wanted to share my beauty tips for sick days with you.

After constantly blowing your nose and the various medicines you take to tackle the sickness, your nose will start to get red and your skin may dry out. Keep your skin well hydrated with plenty of water and moisturiser. Try to avoid moisturisers with any fruit acids, retinol or alpha hydroxyl acids as I've heard they tend to further irritate the skin. The moisturiser I use is the "Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion". If you're skin is already dry and flakey it helps to very gently clean with a warm flannel before you moisturise.  Also I would recommend buying some good quality, soft tissues as they will greatly reduce the amount of redness and irritation around your nose.

If you're forced to leave the house then apply a coat of lipgloss or tinted lipbalm. The pop of colour will not only add a bit of moisture to your lips but brighten your appearance. I like to use the "Maybeline, Baby Lips Moisturising Lip Balm" in shade cherry me. 

To reduce eye puffiness lay down with your head propped slightly upward. Place cold, moist teabags on your eyes and lie there for roughly 15 minutes. This will reduce the puffiness around your eyes and sooth the irritated skin.

Now lie down with a warm blanket, a good book and a cup of tea. The only thing you can do is rest it out. 

What are your beauty tips for sick days? Have you tried any of mine?

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