Skincare : Dealing with sick skin

March 27, 2014

I’ve been sick during this whole week and I’m so surprised by how much an illness can affect your skin. Other than popping pills, drinking hot tea and vitamin C, skin needs 3 times the maintenance that it usually gets. I’ve gathered all the products that I can find in my bathroom to look and feel normal again.

I don’t get sick really often, so it was a bit of a shock to see my skin in this dreadful state. I dug out everything containing vitamin C to boost my energy back up and moisturising products to battle against the dryness, especially the areas around the chin and the cheekbones.

After cleansing my face, I used the Philosophy Microdelivery Peel. I found this a while ago in my mother’s bathroom. I can’t believe the results that it gives! Amazing. It’s done in two easy steps. I chose to use this a) to feel fresh and b) because it contains vitamin C. Why haven’t I used this before? I love it! But more on that another time.

Next are two masks. Yes. I used two masks. This is how bad my skin is. Lisa Eldridge said it was okay to do so. Anyways, I can’t quite remember which one I used first but it doesn’t matter really.. Dermalogica’s Skin Hydrating Mask was thickly layered all over the face for a good dose of moisture. As for the Tripe Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask by Bliss, well, it did what the name says it does. Unfortunately, I only have a sample of that and I’ve used the very last drop of it. I might go buy a full sized one. It’s a really nice mask and gives a lot of radiance.

Lastly, I finished off with the Triple Oxygen+C Energizing Cream by Bliss, sister of the mask. Not the most moisturising cream out there. But it sure does make you feel fresh, radiant and energised. Of course, I’ve used other products like cleanser, under eye cream, lip balm, etc. But nothing very interesting or new.

That is all for today. Have a lovely Thursday and weekend!

What are your sick skin saving products? 

– Zein xx

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  • Reply Kallie @ But First, Coffee March 27, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Great tips, my skin gets sooo dry when I’m sick so that Hydrating Mask would be perfection.

    • Reply Zein March 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      I think if you apply a thick layer of it, it would help you better. Also, keep it for 30 minutes rather than 15 to 20 minutes 🙂

  • Reply Amanda Chic March 28, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Love this post
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    A chic kiss 😉

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