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10 Beauty Tricks That Will Help You Cover Up An Awful Cold

Whilst December brings with it many seasonal delights such as hot chocolate, Christmas and cosy, comfortable knits – it also brings dry skin, chapped lips and that dreaded winter cold. We’ve rounded up 10 beauty tricks that will help you cover up those tell-tale signs.

1. Tired Eyes

Your eyes are the first tell-tale sign of a cold. The easiest way to awaken them? Curl your lashes. It sounds simple, because it is. Fanned out lashes will give the appearance of bigger, brighter eyes. We love Diego Dalla Palma Eyelash Curler and Lash Booster Ciglione Mascara for adding depth and definition.

2. Cracked Lips

Chances are, your lips are dry, sore and chapped when you have a cold. This is usually triggered by dehydration combined with a weakened immune system. Load your lips with GLAMGLOW Poutmud Wet Lip Balm Treatmentfortified with a hydrating blend of Cocoa, Murumuru and Shea Butter, this hydrating balm expertly softens and moisturises.

3. Blocked Sinisus

Revitalise your body and mind with a long soak and a dash of Kneipp Herbal Eucalyptus Bath Oil; a clarifying bath formula that promotes easier breathing.

4. Stubborn Red Patches

Calm redness and irritation with First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness SerumIts powerful blend of caffeine and colloidal sulphur works to visibly reduce signs of redness on the skin.

5. Dry, Flakey Skin

A dewy complexion is the best way to fake a fresh face, so invest in a rich moisturiser such as  Paula’s Choice Clinical Ultra-Rich MoisturizerEnriched with comforting shea butter and coconut oil, the healing moisturiser glides effortlessly across the face, delivering a blend of antioxidants, anti-irritants and cell communicating ingredients to reinforce the skin’s protective barrier.

6.  Sallowness

A peach-toned blush will hide a multitude of sins and instantly perk up sallow-looking skin. Our favourite is benefit CoralistaOne sweep of this cheerful powder is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face.

7. Chapped Nose

You’ve worked your way through five boxes of tissues and now your nose is paying the price. Apply Paula’s Choice Lip & Body Treatment Balm to any dry, cracked or sore spots, and the healing formula will help smooth and repair the damage.

8. Puffiness

So, you’ve got a cold and now your awaking with a face that looks red and puffy. NYX Professional Makeup Highlight & Contour Pro Palette allows you to contour the cheekbones, nose and jawline for a luminous, defined and expertly sculpted look. Your complexion appears smooth and flawless with an ethereal glow.

9. Dull Complexion

A vitamin-infused face mask will help to recharge your complexion back to its former self. Skin Republic Brightening Vitamin C Face Mask contains a plethora of anti-oxidants, helping to fight free radical damage and slow down signs of ageing. Skin feels radiant, even in tone and revitalised.

10. Cold Sores

Perfect for keeping cold sores at bay, Balance Me Stellar Face Balm calms, softens and shields skin around the clock. Formulated with rich organic shea butter, virgin and rosehip oil and mango seed butter to leave skin soft and supple, this 100% natural skin saviour promises to be your best friend during cold and flu season.