SKIN | How to treat your skin after being sick

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It’s cold and flu season and a lot of us have been, unfortunately bedridden, sneezing, and coughing for days. It’s not fun, or glamorous and can wreak havoc on the skin. When our immune system is down inflammation of the skin occurs and a lot can come out topically as we heal ourselves back to health. Not to mention the red dry nose that occurs from blowing into one too many tissues. Here are a few tips and tools to help nourish and support your skin back to a healthy glow!

1. Facial massage

When you wash your face, create a self-loving facial massage. This is a powerful tool to not only support skin after you've been ill but something to be done on a daily basis for self-love, and staying in tune with your skin. Facial massage speeds up circulation, helping to repair and damage from inflammation and bring blood flow to the skin. It also helps drains fluids, and eliminate toxins living under the skin. Your face can feel puffy and lackluster and with a daily massage the puff will decrease and your skin will glow.  

To massage:

Take your palm and slowly roll it from your forehead to your cheeks and chin. With the palm of your hands go to your jaw and neck using, lifting movements. The, using your index finger put pressure between your eyes and hold for 5 seconds while taking a deep breath, do this again on each of your temples. Take about 3 mins to do this process and breath deeply.

Tools you can find to help with facial massage: jade roller, and facial ice roller.


2.Rosehip oil

This beautiful oil is found in some of our favorite products. Made from the seeds of a rosebush, rosehip oil is full of antioxidants and fatty acids.  Choose your favorite product with this ingredient to help rehydrate the skin, heal itchy dry patches and bring back brightness and vitality. 

Fav. product: Pai Rosehip oil

3. Lactic acid

Lactic acid is a gentle AHA to help exfoliate, calm and hydrate the skin. It is a great tool to heal inflammation and redness. 

Fav. product: Clearing serum by Kypris