|Vaseline, generic Cetaphil, Nivea Creme, and Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil|
I'm a keep-it-simple person when it comes to skincare (we're talking single-ingredient products like jojoba oil). When I'm sick and my skin is really dehydrated and is raw from blowing my nose, I love using good old Vaseline (or generic petroleum jelly). I take a dab of it and warm it up between my fingers then apply a thin layer wherever my skin is feeling dry. Vaseline doesn't clog my pores or break me out either, unlike other thick and creamy moisturizers. Nivea creme is also a good alternative if you don't like petroleum jelly.
Because my skin is already so dried out I try to use a more gentle face wash once a day, like Cetaphil or an oil cleanser. I definitely stay away from any exfoliators or other harsh cleansers.
My hands also get really dry from washing my hands dozens of times a day so I love to keep a small bottle of lotion with me.
|MUFE F&B, NYX Natural cream blush, BB corrector, Revlon Rosy Nude, CG Lashexact WP|
A touch of natural pink cream blush and highlighter also adds a healthy glow, but don't go overboard otherwise you'll end up looking more sick!
I keep eye makeup simple because my eyes get watery and itchy when I'm sneezing so I just stick to a waterproof mascara and some waterproof gel/creme liner. If my eyes are less irritated I'll apply a soft wash of eyeshadow to brighten my eyes, especially in the inner corners. I make sure to define my brows to give more structure to my face and draw attention towards my eyes instead of my inflamed nose.
Applying a warm rosy MLBB lipstick also helps add color to my face and make me look healthier.
I hope these tips help, and to anyone who's sick -- I hope you feel better soon! :) In the meantime I'll be faking it with makeup, obsessively using my neti pot, and using enough tissues to stimulate the logging industry.
What are your tips for looking/getting healthier when you're sick?