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9 Tips to Look Pretty and Perky when You're Sick ...

While I canโ€™t really help you with how to look sick so you can avoid work, I can surely show you how to look pretty when sick! The fall and winter are nice and all, but Iโ€™m not such a big fan of runny noses and sneezing till the cows come home. But, there are some tricks that can help you look much better than you feel. So break out your beauty products for a beauty remedy to cure your fall and winter woes!

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1. Moisturize

One of the basic principles in how to look pretty when sick is to make sure youโ€™re still properly caring for your skin. I know itโ€™s easy to think that being sick is a pass to slack on personal care but if you want to look healthy, start with your skin. Medication, the dry air and a number of other things can dry out skin so moisturize your skin with a gentle moisturizer that wonโ€™t further irritate your skin.

2. Hydrate

Hydrate yourself and moisturize skin from the inside by filling up with lots of water and soothing hot herbal tea instead of coffee. You might not feel like drinking anything but being dehydrated wonโ€™t help you get better any faster and it certainly wonโ€™t help you appear more alert or healthy!

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3. Blush

One product you definitely donโ€™t want to forget when doing makeup for sick days is blush. Most times when we get sick, our faces lose color and we tend to look very pale. If you find yourself in this situation, break out your favorite blush, bronzer or combine the two to give dull skin some oomph! If your skin is dry, try a cream blush for a healthy glow!

4. Get the Red out

Another tip on how to look pretty when sick is to use eye drops to alleviate dry and red eyes. Again, the weather and medication can dry out our eyes and make us drowsy. Nothing says sick and tired like bloodshot eyes so keep some eye drops handy to keep your eyes moist, clear and sparkly!

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5. Eyes

A huge part of how to look pretty when youโ€™re sick is to do your eye makeup. Even if we feel tired, we can instantly wake up eyes by curling our lashes and applying mascara! Also, donโ€™t try to cover up tired eyes with complicated smoky eyes or anything fancy, keep it simple and try using eye shadows to brighten the eye area instead.

6. Conceal

Another hugely important tip in doing makeup for sick days is to use concealer. Use a yellow or green-based concealer to hide dark circles from lack of sleep. Concealers with a yellow base can help counteract the purplish color of dark circles and green-based concealers help to lessen any redness on your face.

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7. Steam

Before you start doing your makeup for sick days, give yourself a nice steam treatment. Steaming your face is a fabulous way to clear out your sinuses and improve the appearance of your skin when youโ€™re sick. Make the experience even more luxurious by adding oils like eucalyptus or just use hot water to breathe in the relief!

8. Divert Focus

While youโ€™re figuring out how to look pretty when sick, remember that you can emphasize a certain facial feature to divert focus from another area. Letโ€™s say that your lips are chapped and no matter how much lip balm you use, youโ€™re not happy. If thatโ€™s the case, play up your eyes or vice versa. You donโ€™t have to look perfect all over in order to look perky and pretty!

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9. Shampoo

The last thing youโ€™re thinking about when youโ€™re sick is probably styling your hair. Not to worry, dry shampoo is here to show you how to look pretty when youโ€™re sick! Leave it to dry shampoo to rescue your roots and soak up extra oil and give your hair some much needed volume! Spritz dry shampoo on roots or use baking soda or baby powder in a pinch and youโ€™re ready to go!

How to look pretty when sick can be a bit challenging since you feel terrible but Iโ€™m a firm believer that when you look good, you feel better! Make sure you give yourself time to rest and donโ€™t force yourself to go out when youโ€™re contagious and feel like absolute crap! Do you have any tips on looking healthy when youโ€™re sick?

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