1. Treat Yourself to the Right Tissues
If you’re coming down with the sniffles, facial tissues will definitely help you look good when you’re sick. You’re bound to be blowing your nose a lot, and opting for lotion-treated tissues will go a long way in preventing a Rudolph-red, irritated nose. (Source: WebMD)
2. Stay Hydrated, Inside and Out
When you’re sick, you’re usually a little dehydrated, too—which can show on your skin. This is the time to slather on an intense facial moisturizer both in the morning and at night to prevent a parched look. Bonus: You’ll protect your skin against all that nose-blowing friction, too. And tuck a small bottle or tube of heavy-duty moisturizer in your handbag (along with a personal pack of tissues) before you head out for the day.
3. Soothe Puffy Eyes with Teabags
If your eyes get puffy from congestion, sleep with your head slightly propped up to allow fluids to drain more easily from your face. To battle under eye bags, try this tea remedy: Take two cold, wet teabags and place them over your eyes while you lie down for 15 minutes. The result? De-puffed peepers.