Whether you have a cold or something more serious, you don’t want to give it away that you’re under the weather. You want to be able to enjoy yourself, and still look your best. It’s important to look after your body to do this. Here are six steps to still look great when you’re ill.
Drink Plenty of Fluids
You hear it all the time when you’re ill. You need to drink fluids, whether it is water, tea or orange juice. The fluids will help to keep your body hydrated.
Illnesses can lead to more sweating or other bodily functions that make you lose the water content. Hydrated bodies mean glowing skin, great looking hair and you will feel better in yourself.
Eat Healthy Foods
Think about the foods you’re eating. You may not feel like eating much, so opt for fruits and vegetables. These are full of water (helping with tip number one), and have fewer calories.
They are also easier to keep down if you feel ill. The nutrients in healthy food will also help you look good, as they help to keep the skin looking good.
Think About Your Tissues
Tissues are a necessity, but so many people use whatever they can grab.
Blowing your nose a lot will lead to sore, red patches around the bottom. It’s worth getting those with the balm on the tissues. They may feel greasy, but they really help to soothe the skin when you feel under the weather. If you don’t want the balm, choose tissues that are soft for your delicate skin.
Eye Drops and Cucumber
Your eyes will usually tell someone you’re ill. So, with that in mind, you need to find a way to ease the redness and puffiness. Cucumber is great for soothing the eyes, and will help to add more moisture to them. Teabags are another natural remedy.
If you’re really struggling, you could consider using eye drops to soothe your eyes. Avoid wearing your contact lenses if you need corrective lenses for now.
Don’t Forget About Moisturising Cream
Keep your skin hydrated throughout the day with moisturising cream. Nothing makes you feel worse than dry, painful and cracked skin. Look for creams that offer extra benefits, such as those with added vitamin E to help soothe any painful patches on your skin.
If you were using the wrong tissues, use some along the bottom of your nose. Facial creams with tints can also help get rid of the white, clammy look.
Use Some Lip Balm
Chapped lips don’t just look bad. They feel awful and remind you that you feel under the weather. You’ll also find you lick your lips more, which can lead to the red patches above your lips.
The best thing to do is use lip balm to prevent the dryness becoming an issue. There are a lot of options available, and those with aloe vera are a great option for many who want the healing elements too.