If you have a cold or the flu, cosmeceuticals are obviously secondary to the medication you need to feel better. However, some of your discomfort may be the result of skin issues that arise along with your cold symptoms. Having a few essential products on hand can help you look and feel a bit better while you are trying to beat the most common winter illnesses.
Cosmeceuticals for Dry Lips
Dry lips are a common winter skin care problem, even if you aren’t battling a cold. When you are all stuffed up, however, the issue becomes even worse. You are forced to breathe out of your mouth rather than your nose, which causes your lips to dry up quickly. This often leads to peeling and cracking. Keep a natural lip balm on hand that will soothe the sensitive skin on your lips. Apply it regularly as you recover to prevent any unnecessary discomfort.
A Gentle Moisturizer
Another common symptom of the cold or flu is red, sore skin around the nose. This is often caused by a runny nose and, in turn, continuous use of tissues. Unfortunately, the redness and soreness around the nose often last even longer than the cold itself. It is important to use a gentle, natural moisturizer without any fragrances during this time. When the skin is tender, it may even have tiny cuts that you can’t see with your naked eye. You will, however, feel them when you use a product with additional chemicals and it can lead to further irritation.
Of course, you should be cleansing your skin with a cleanser twice a day, whether you are sick or not. However, when you have a fever along with your symptoms, you may want to also keep facial wipes handy. When you have a fever, your skin sweats and creates more oil than normal. This can lead to breakouts even after you have recovered from your illness. Periodically, wipe your face down with a cleansing wipe to make sure that your pores are not becoming clogged as a result of a cold or bout of the flu.
When you are sick, you should be focused on feeling better and not experiencing additional discomfort as a result of skin care issues. Using natural, gentle products on your skin during an illness, such as those from Genovo Skincare, makes it easy to avoid common skin care side effects of cold and flu season. For more information about our products or to place an order, click here.
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