This past week was my winter break. I was supposed to spend a day at the spa, and many a nights out with my girls. In reality, I got a few nights out with my girls, before the flu struck. Today is day 5 of the flu and while I am beginning to feel a bit better, the flu has definitely taken it's toll not only on my health but on my skin as well.
Here are some skin care tips that I've been using this week to make sure my skin doesn't feel as horrible as I do!
♥ Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize- The flu can be very dehydrating for your body and this includes your skin. While during a normal day you may only moisturize your face in the morning and evening, moisturize 3-4 times a day.
♥ Vaseline will be your best friend! Use it on your lips and especially around your nose if you've been wiping or blowing a lot.
♥ Drink tons of water. This is not only good for your immune system but for your skin as well.
♥ I've been taking a lot more baths and showers since I've gotten sick so I have to lather up my body with more moisturizer as well. Moisturize as soon as you get out of the shower for optimal results.
♥ I've been getting very cold during the evening due to fever, so I used this as an excuse to throw some extra lotion on my feet and sleep in soft socks.
♥ Try to sleep propped up (just as if you were out drinking and partying) so all of the fluid in your body doesn't end up traveling up to your face resulting in puffiness.
♥ Most importantly, just relax and take it easy! I didn't put makeup tips in this post, because if you have the flu you need to stay home and relax and let it run its course!