Out of all the things that I wanted to happen in the lead up to my holidays, getting struck down with a killer flu definitely wasn’t one of them. When I get really ill, my common sense goes out the window and I go into nil-by-mouth mode, including water, which of course tortures my skin by lack of hydration. The limbs get dry, the face gets flaky, the lips get chapped. Not pretty. To get everything back in working order again, it’s a case of: A) start drinking fluids again duh Angie and B) Bring out the skin-restoring big guns to set things to rights. Here’s what helped me survive my sick days…
Kosmea Rose Hip Oil*: I’m a total Rose Hip addict and this little beauty didn’t disappoint. It was just what my parched skin needed to re-hydrate and soften up any rough patches (of which there were plenty).
Black Chicken Remedies Balm of Ages*: Is there anything this balm can’t do? I haven’t come across anything yet. This really was a savior for my cracked lips and red raw, tissue-abused nose.
Radical Skincare Exfoliating Pads: These were a godsend as I started recovering, transforming my dull, congested skin to something akin to normalcy in a mere swipe of a serum soaked pad. Used over the course of a few days, you might even mistake yourself for a fully functioning human being again.
Lonvitalite C8 Collagen Crystal Eye masks*: The area around my eyes were in a sad, sad state during this flu; if you think you’ve seen sunken, dark circles before, think of those and multiply by a million, and you would be close to what I was sporting. These eye masks give those dark circles the heave-ho and inject some much needed hydration back into the area. I pop them in the fridge for about half an hour before use and the whole experience just gets even better. (If you use the code “maquillage” at check-out you will receive 10% off as well. Huzzah!)
Vanessa Megan Cocoa Coconut Body Cream*: This is my first foray into Vanessa Megan’s organic skincare range, and already I’m a big fan. This body lotion is not only a gun at re-hydrating your limbs without feeling greasy (my favourite type of moisturiser), but also smells completely delicious. So after I was bed-bound for days on end, at least the yummy scent of this product was able to cover up the fact that I couldn’t remember the last time I made it to the shower. I’ve painted a really pretty picture of myself when I’m sick haven’t I!
So over to you. What products do you depend on when the flu has taken you as its prisoner?