Flu Who? Look Well When You’re Sick

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So if you’re going out, do everyone a favor and start your day with a hot shower to wash away any residual toxins or germs on your skin. Even better?  A nice, long bath. Bathing is especially important in preventing the spread of illness (just think, if the person who gave YOU your cold had been a little cleaner, you may not be in this mess!).

The steam from a hot bath or shower can help clear congested sinuses, which not only feels nice, but can also help lessen that “plugged up” sound in your voice.

Makeup

Ladies, makeup might be one of the last things on your mind when you’re sick, but if you normally wear it, you might call a lot of attention to yourself (and your illness) if you put away the blush at the first sign of a sniffle.

One thing to consider is the likelihood of smearing or smudging your makeup when you sneeze, cough, or blow your nose: for example, try lip stain instead of lip stick for longer-lasting wear.

Another factor to take into account is how your face is behaving: do you have a raw nose?  What about red, puffy eyes?  This could be a job for concealer and eye drops, but use caution: putting makeup on already irritated skin could cause further irritation. The middle of cold and flu season is a terrible time to discover a cosmetics allergy!