HOW DO COLDS AND FLUS AFFECT
MY SENSITIVE BLEMISH-PRONE SKIN?
A lack of sleep, which is an unfortunate by-product of both cold and flus, can result in sensitive skin worsening. Sallow skin and puffy under-eyes are both to be expected if we don’t get enough beauty sleep. Over time a lack of sleep can lead to skin ageing prematurely as well as fine lines developing, and even blemishes worsening.
One of the most common problems for anyone who has a cold or flu is constantly having to blow your nose. This irritates the skin around and under the nose. Tormenting our noses with tissues can lead to chapped red skin and an increase in sensitivity. If you suffer from blemishes around your nose, or blackheads, you may find that these will also become inflamed and worsen due to the constant contact and rubbing.
Colds and flus suck moisture out of our skin leaving it feeling dry and dull. The illnesses themselves, coupled with the medications we are taking, and the fact that many of us are bedridden, leads to skin being deprived of moisture.