Nothing freaks your skin out quite like getting sick. Whether it’s a cold or a full-on flu, falling ill any time of the year can wreak havoc on your skin - and for good reason.
“When people are ill, they tend to rely on over the counter meds to help get them through the day and night,” shares Teresa Stenzel, licensed esthetician and Director of Education at Bioelements. “Repeated use of antihistimines, cough medicines, analgesics and nasal sprays can exacerbate dry and dehydrated skin issues.” This is why your skin might sting even when your normal, everyday products are applied.
It might seem like your skin will never feel comfortable again, but we’re tackling most common skin issues, how to treat them and the “emergency skin care products” to have on hand for instant relief. Read on for your guide on how to approach skin care when sick.