Harvey and I have been sick for the last few days, and it has not been fun. I would take a selfie as proof, but I have a little pride and I’m self-conscious. So, I’m sitting her in my bed typing away with no color in my face, a few breakouts, tired eyes, and other problems. I hope I don’t have to go anywhere. But what happens when if I do? Will I get that dreaded “You look tired” comment? Or, will people look at me sadly and ask, “What’s wrong?” Perhaps. I wish Dayquil could fix my complexion, but it doesn’t work like that. Fortunately, I have a few beauty tricks up my sleeve to provide me the pick me up that I truly need!
Try to Avoid Touching Your Face
I’m a constant face toucher when I’m sick. Between the sneezing, coughing, lounging – all I seem to do is touch my face. It’s no wonder the breakouts appear. Call it purging, bad luck, or part of the sickness. But, who really wants a few extra zits when their skin is already void of color?? I don’t. I’ve tried to avoid contact with my face, and when I do get a few breakouts I use a spot treatment instead.
Add Back Life to Your Skin
When I am sick, I try to use two things to add back life into my skin – my favorite cc cream and some blush. BB creams are also great options. BB and CC creams are lightweight, and they add vivacity into your skin. Blush adds a healthy dose of color so you don’t look so dead – a common problem when you are sick.
Don’t Forget Some Lip Color
Does your lip color fade when you get sick? Mine does. I start to look like a ghost, so anything with color helps bring me back to reality. You can use a tinted lip balm or a lip stain to help you look more alive. These are easy to use – especially if you don’t feel well.
Conceal the Dark Circles
Dark circles get worse when you are sick because you are more tired and run down. Fortunately, a little bit of concealer will fix this problem. Look for something that has a peachier tone to correct blueness.
Add Some Shimmer to Your Eyes
Finally, make sure to highlight your eyes. A champagne shimmer eyeshadow will brighten and add life to tired, dull eyes. You won’t look as sick or tired. I like to dust a little bit of the shadow on the inner rims of the eyes for added brightness.
If you are sick like me, I hope you get lots of rest and have a speedy recovery. When you do have to get ready, these tips will help you. xoxo