Tips to Look Your Best During Cold and Flu Season

by Richard Maloney

Tips to Look Your Best During Cold and Flu Season

When you don’t feel good, it can be tough to put your best face forward. Your head feels stuffy, your nose is running, and no matter how many liquids you consume, you still feel dehydrated. Cold and flu season takes a toll on your body inside and out. Now, if you are really sick, the best advice is to stay home and take care of yourself.  However, many times, you are sick enough to feel bad, but you still must go about your day. If you don’t have time to let the sniffles slow you down, then here are some helpful tips to ensure that you don’t look as bad on the outside as you might feel on the inside.

Tip #1: Take Care of Your Eyes

One of the telltale signs of sickness is pink, puffy eyes. Congestion, allergies, and other ailments can cause your eyes to look bloodshot and puffy. There are several ways you can combat these symptoms. Keep your eyes well lubricated with eyedrops to reduce the redness. For puffiness, sleep with your head slightly propped up at night to help fluids drain from your face. If you are still puffy in the morning, place two wet, cold tea bags on your eyes for about 15 minutes. This will also help reduce swollen looking eyes. Women can also use eye makeup to brighten dull eyes due to sickness.

Tip #2: Don’t Skimp on the Tissues

A runny or stopped up nose is miserable, especially when you feel congested and can’t breathe. Whether it is a cold, flu or allergies, chances are you’ll go through lots of tissues when you are sick. And these tissues can irritate your nose even more, leaving it raw and red. Instead of using regular tissues, pick up a box that is treated with lotion. These tissues will help soothe your nose and prevent the friction caused by regular tissues.

Tip #3: Keep Your Skin Well Hydrated

We lose lots of fluids when we are sick. Runny noses, night sweats, etc. And if you are really sick, you may even experience vomiting or diarrhea. All these things can take a toll on your body, including your skin. There are several ways you can protect your skin during cold and flu season. First, drink plenty of liquids. This will help you recover and hydrate your skin. Second, use a humidifier to moisten the air in your home or office. Finally, keep your skin well moisturized. Use a thick, nourishing moisturizer like Signature Skin’s Revitalizing Moisturizer at least twice a day to protect your skin from looking and feeling parched.

You can’t always prevent a cold, but you can reduce its impact by using these tips!