Invited for a party or getting to work after a weekend. But you have a cold and look as bad as you feel— itchy, irritated eyes; swollen eyelids at half mast; a bright red nose; and dry, cracked lips. But you can’t stay in bed. Commitments and responsibilities require you to get up and get going.
I bet we’ve all been here at some point in time.. So what can you do? How do you go about getting out of your comfy bed for the commitments you’ve made.
Once you’re up, it’s a question of bath or shower. A bath can be wonderfully soothing, but if time is short and you must shower, make it comfortably hot and steamy to help clear your sinuses. Let the water run over your neck and shoulders to limber you up further.
After a bath or shower, apply your favourite moisturising lotion as a protection against the drying effects of winter weather and central heating. While you’re at it, don’t forget to apply a light film of protective lotion on your face.
Good eye drops will relieve irritated eyes and help red eyes look less aggravated. Cold compresses made from tea bags steeped in ice-cold water are good for swollen eyelids and puffiness under your eyes.
Go light on breakfast but don’t skip it, even if you’re not hungry. You need it for energy. For something light, try juice and toast.
Don’t forget to brush your teeth — fresh breath makes you feel fresh all over. Even if you don’t feel like it, flash yourself a smile in the bathroom mirror; even a practice grin can perk up your mood.
If you’re really feeling sick, you probably won’t want to wear makeup and perhaps ought to stay home altogether. But if you absolutely must go out, makeup is next and so essential to looking and feeling the best you can.
Now that you’re relatively ready to get dressed, it time for some fashion therapy. It’s important to think of clothes power as a way of boosting your spirit. Now is not the time to wear your sloppiest, thrown-together outfit simply because you don’t feel good. Instead, wear a favourite, comfortable yet sharp looking outfit — one you often get compliments on.
Yes, you can cough or sneeze into your elbow, but better yet, take a nice handkerchief with you and use that to cover your nose and mouth if you cough or sneeze. Bring an ample supply of lotion-treated tissues for blowing your nose and throw them away immediately after using.
Most of all, think positively.Face the day with a smile and if you’ve followed these tips,people may not even know that you have a cold.