29 January, 2015 Sick Day Saviours
I seem to be permanently ill – who knew you could get tonsillitis without actually owning a pair of tonsils? The health gods definitely aren’t smiling at me at the moment, so for today’s post I thought I’d share a few products I’ve been keeping close by, that have made the last few days a little more bearable.
First up; some face masks. I’m a skincare addict and will use any unfortunate experience to whip out a trusted favourite. Since the weekend I’ve been alternating between The Body Shop’s Warming Mineral Mask (£10 here) and the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask (£23 here). They both work wonders on my dull, dreary skin and the Origins mask is especially great for dry and dehydrated cheeks. I’ve also cracked out the REN Glycolactic Radiance mask – brilliant for exfoliation, although it’s best used once a week.
You can’t beat a hot water with honey and lemon. I’ve been having at least five every day and honey is brilliant for it’s soothing and antibacterial properties. You can add ginger to help with decongestion.
Next is a delicious candle I’ve been burning, in the flavour ‘Rhubarb and Custard’. This is from Lily Flame, and it really lifts my mood. Having nice objects around when you’re under the weather might not make a difference health-wise, but smelling and seeing pretty things cheers me up to no end. £6.99 here.
A bedside essential that I have been using non-stop is the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer. You can use this as a toner, as an all-day hydration boost, or to calm the skin after a face mask. It’s one of my favourite steps in my skincare regime and the scent is divine – floral, herbal and incredibly refreshing. £14.75 here.
Last up is a skincare-makeup hybrid that I’ve been testing out from Sunday Riley, and it’s the Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer in the shade Light. My mum bought this and I’ve tried it a few times – it’s perfect for when I need something on my face for trips to the doctor/pharmacy and buying more chicken soup. This is a sheer, hydrating primer that evens the skin tone and creates a unified base before makeup. It’s oil-free so great for combination skin types, and it feels so nourishing without creating a greasy mess. You can wear it under makeup for a luminous glow, or on it’s own for the perfect fuss-free, no-makeup look. The jury’s not in yet on whether this is a new favourite, but I’ll keep you posted! £38 here.
What cheers you up on sick days? Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments below!