It is allergy and cold season, and no matter what you do, you always get hit hard with the sniffles plus a shiny red nose. You feel less than attractive, but there are ways and means to draw the attention away from your symptoms. Use some of these tips and suggestions to make yourself look and feel like yourself again:
Careful choices in makeup can help you hide the symptoms of your cold or allergies. Invest in quality foundation and concealer to camouflage that red skin. Add bright lipstick to take away the focus from your nose. Properly shaped eyebrows can also go a long way in diverting attention to another area of the face.
A New Haircut or Style
Cutting your hair in a new and edgy manner will help detract from your cold symptoms also. Try a short bob or even bangs for a new look that will everyone’s attention. If you are not up for a cut, try styling your hair in an exciting and unique manner. Make a crown of braids if you have long hair. Spike your hair if it is short. Curl it if it straight, straighten it if it is curly. The point here is to try something new and different that will veer everyone’s glances from your face to your hair.
It is time to get rid of all of those drab khaki and beige clothing articles. Or you can pair them up with new and exciting clothing pieces and accessories that will liven up your wardrobe and take your own attention away from your symptoms. Think color, and choose a color that you love as the basis for your new wardrobe. Work around it with new shoes, jewelry, scarves, and other winter fashion accessories.
If you feel ill, you will act ill. Try utilizing the “act as if” thought and action formula. Act as if you are feeling wonderful, and you probably will start feeling much better. Instead of moping around, make every attempt to move as if you are happy and full of energy. After a short period of this, you will actually feel much more alive and healthy.
Be sure to take good care of yourself at this time. Stay hydrated and get plenty of sleep. Staying healthy should be your ultimate goal so don’t overdo it or stress yourself out over trivial concerns. Medications, such as Dymista, can go far with assisting with your seasonal symptoms.
As you can see, if you act like you’re feeling great, you are well on your way to being at your very best. Don’t let a red, runny nose bring you down. Use it to invite change and innovation into your life. Just follow these few simple steps and do your research and you will be able to start looking like yourself in no time.