Top 3 Sick Day Skincare Must Haves

I am officially on day 7 of this hideous midsummer head cold, and I am feeling less than wonderful right now. There is nothing like getting sick during a planned holiday to really cheer you up! Oh well, it could be worse. I could be struggling through work right now wishing I was here at home. I find that my skin really has a rough time of it when I get sick. I get oily, then dry, then break out, then of course I end up looking generally dull-faced and ill. I’m making a conscious effort to combat sick-day skin this time around, with some old favourites.

Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream – When I’m sick, I like to up the ante when it comes to moisturisation. I’ve been using this cream on my face daily, and it feels so wonderful. It’s very thick, and my skin has been drinking it up. The lovely vanilla orange scent that it seems to leave on my skin also gives me a subtle little pick me up from time to time.

Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment – I don’t know where I would be without this lip conditioner. It’s thick, it’s hydrating, it leaves my dry and cracked lips feeling plump and soft and I love it. I’m going to need to buy back up soon…

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – Exfoliation is key when it comes to avoiding dull skin, and this is my current (and all-time) favourite facial exfoliant. It’s gentle enough so that it doesn’t feel like it’s irritating the skin, and it does a bloody good job of making your face glow with good health and vitality… even if you’re faking it.

What are your must-have skin care products for when you feel a bit sick?