Getting sick during the flu season is a given but if you’ve got a serious case of the sniffles, you might find that your skin is going through some changes. With the constant nose blowing and fevers it can make your skin feeling rough, looking spotty, dehydrated and even dull.  To avoid this, here are 4 ways you take care of your skin when you’re down with the flu or the cold.

Gently cleanse

Instead of using harsh soaps, stick with a mild cleanser that is suitable for all skin types. These are usually fragrance-free and gentle on the skin, helping it hold onto its natural oils. Try out SkinB5’s Acne Control Cleanser, it contains ingredients like green tea which is known to reduce bacteria growth and inflammation which keeps your skin looking clear and radiant even when you have the sniffles. Plus it contains bergamot oil which is known to help reduce anxiety and stress.  It really should be called the multi-tasker cleanser, but I’ll let you be the judge of that!

Use a light weight moisturiser 

When you’re sick, you tend to usually get dehydrated, since the winter weather tends to dry out our skin. So you may want to opt for a lightweight moisturiser instead of a heavier one. Why? Well, your skin may be able to absorb the highly concentrated formulas better so that the areas that may be dry like your nose can benefit from a flow of hydration. I personally recommend using SkinB5’s Acne Control Moisturiser, it’s super hydrating, light weight, suitable for all skin types and contains Vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent damaged induced by free radicals and Jojoba oil which nourishes the skin without clogging your pores. Plus you’ll protect your skin against all that nose blowing friction without having to look red and flaky again.

Pamper yourself with a clay mask

Clay masks generally should be a staple in your beauty and skincare regimen. They are great to use especially when you’re sick because they are packed with minerals that help remove all the toxins and dirt from the body and helps clarify and nourish your skin. I recommend using SkinB5’s 5 Minute Purifying Mask as it contains Vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins B5, E and sea minerals which are known to deeply hydrate, heal and regenerate the skin. You can make clay masks a part of your weekly maintenance routine, especially since it only takes 5 minutes well this one sure does!

Diet

Eating fruits and vegetables are known to help boost your immune system and help reduce inflammation in the body. The right foods can help you fight off those viruses and get you back into shape in no time. Remember the darker the greens the higher the nutrient content. Being sick can cause a loss of appetite so adding supplements such as SkinB5 Maintenance Caplets could be what you need. I know it can be hard to eat the recommended 5 to 7 servings of fruits and vegetables each day but adding supplements to your daily routine can ensure you get all the nutrients to your skin, making your skin look healthy and radiant every day.

Well, I hope these tips help with when you’re dealing with the cold or the flu. If you have any tips and tricks, let us know and we’ll share them on our social media.

Thanks for reading!

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My name is Farah and I am an advocate for natural and organic beauty products, healthy living and a self-proclaimed whole foods enthusiast.  My passion for health and beauty stems from my personal experiences dealing with problematic skin and now I want to help others learn my secrets to flawless skin from the inside, out.  I’m a firm believer that true beauty comes from what goes inside of your body and I am thankful to be able to educate you and help you to obtain clear skin