"Beauty" Tips for When You're Feeling Sick

In my previous post about my New Years beauty resolutions I said that I definitely wanted to blog more in 2011 but now you might be wondering why its January 7th and I only have one blog post up. The reason for this is because I have been SO sick with a sinus infection for the last week! I have literally been laying in my bed for the whole week and I don't even remember the last time I was this sick for this long. Luckily I prefilmed some videos so I should have something new up on my youtube channel soon but until then I thought I would do a brief post on what I do that is sort of beauty related when I'm feeling sick that also helps me feel and look a little better!

1. I know we have all heard it before but drinking lots of water both when you're sick and when you're well keeps you hydrated which in turn improves the appearance of your skin, making it healthier and more luminous. When you're sick, drinking water can help your body flush whatever nastiness it is trying to get rid of out of your system. Additionally, it is important to drink lots of fluids if you are taking medications, as they can be a lot for your kidneys to process. I have been drinking a ton of mint tea this week because it has the added bonus of soothing my throat!

2. Even though I haven't really left my bed all week I have still made sure to take proper care of my skin by cleansing and moisturizing it. Being sick definitely hasn't done much for my complexion (I'm looking pretty dull and pale) but by at least washing and moisturizing my face I have done what I can to keep my skin in good shape :)

3. Applying a product like Carmex or Blistex Lip Medex around the nostrils will help prevent irritation, redness, and flaking around the nose. This has definitely helped me this week because after going through a few boxes of tissues my nose is pretty raw!

4. Get as much rest as you can. This might seem obvious but neglecting to take care of yourself when you are sick will probably just prolong the illness, if not make it worse. Additionally, making sure to get enough sleep can prevent dark circles under your eyes from getting worse when you are sick (which I tend to find happens after a few days with the flu or a bad cold).

I hope you find this post helpful, especially if you are feeling sick right now. I'm loaded up on sinus medication which makes me pretty drowsy so I'm doing what I can for Cosmetic Confessions for now! Expect some more interesting posts soon, I will have one up as soon as I feel better! Until then, enjoy your weekend!
xoxo, Caitlin


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