mikayla
2 years ago10,000+ Views
Q: How to Look Good When You Have a Cold?
This was requested by @stargaze. She recently caught a flew and wanted to know how to look lively with minimal makeup.
I'm sure we all come across a week where we have the worst of cold symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, and fevers). However, our busy schedule (like school or work) prevents us from snuggling in bed under a blanket. When that happens we may not be able to feel our best while doing meeting people or doing our regular task. Here's a few pointers on looking (friendly) and pretty while not feeling your best.

Stay hydrated

Dehydration is a no-no for your health and skin. First of all, this will decrease the speed of healing. Second, your skin will look dull and dry. Chapped lips are the worst.
Tip:
- If you have runny nose put a drop of lotion aloe or vitamin E lotion to prevent the area to dry out.
- If you have chapped lips use a hydrating tinted lip balm to moisturize your pout and liven up your overall complexion.

Reduce redness

I don't know which one is worst - looking like rudolph or having bloodshot eyes. However, there's hope to reduce redness on those areas!
Tip: - Use eye drops to desaturate red lines through the day and avoid eye makeup (such as liner or mascara)
- Moisturize your nose area with lotion. In addition, use a green undertone concealer to reduce redness. Set it place with a sheer powder.

Go for a glow

If you overall complexion is dull you will look tired and ill. Applying a full face of foundation will not be the answer to your woe.
Tip:
Applying a creamy blush close to your natural flush can bring some life back to your face.
Have you tried any of these tips? What's your beauty tip during flu season?
4 comments
This is such a great card. I have horrible allergies, so I'm always going back and forth from looking like I've been through a battle lol. I think making sure you're constantly applying a rich moisturizer to your nose down to your upper lip is important so you don't spend the rest of the week with these horribly chapped skin. Vaseline is a godsend!
2 years ago·Reply
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I can't agree more with the chapped lips. If you spend most of your day communicating with people they will notice your dry, flaky lips. It's pretty distracting. So, moisture your lips!
2 years ago·Reply
@beywatch Do you use the regular vaseline or vaseline lip therapy?
2 years ago·Reply
The only flaw with using a concealer is the tissue would wipe it off.
2 years ago·Reply
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