We are knee-deep in that time of year when everyone is getting sick, including yourself. Generally, one of the first things to go while we are stuck, sick in bed is the skincare regimen.
Here are a few simple tips to nurse your skin as you nurse your health:
1. Humidify at Night
Not only does the heat in our homes dry out our skin, but so do the decongestants we take for our cold/flu. Using a humidifier at night keeps moisture in the bedroom air, which will maintain the hydration levels in the skin.
2. Apply a cold gel and/or mask to your skin
Again, it is important to keep your skin hydrated. Applying a cold gel and/or mask hydrates the skin, as well as alleviates headaches and an achy face.
TRY Dermalogica Calm Water Gel - $48.00 (1.7 fl oz/ 50 ml)
3. Moisturize your nose at all times
Every time you use a tissue, your nose becomes red, dry, and irritated. So, dab a little cream on your nose after each blow.
TRY EltaMD Moisture-Rich Body Crème - $25.00 (8.0 fl oz/ 236 ml)
4. Hydrate your lips
Just as your face and nose become dry with illness, so to do your lips. Apply a lip ointment with vitamins A & E.
TRY La Roche-Posay Nutritic Lips - $15.99 (0.15 fl oz/ 4.7 ml)
5. Use the healing power of mint
Products with natural mint oils open up the nasal passages, soothe and refresh the skin.
TRY Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner - $39.00 (8.4 fl oz/ 237 ml)
6. Drink plenty of water
While this is not the most efficient way to hydrate the skin, it will flush away toxins in the body and maintain the body's internal temperature. A clean body equals a more healthy complexion.