Easy Skincare Routine For When You Have A Chronic Illness

Easy Skincare Routine For When You Have A Chronic Illness

Whether you're feeling under the weather with a cold, or are struggling with a chronic illness, sometimes, even the most basic of self-care routines can feel overwhelming and exhausting. Today, we're discussing how to create an easy skincare routine with the products that give you maximum benefits for minimum effort. 

We all get run down from time to time, but for some, chronic fatigue and pain are a part of daily life. Self-care is important for our wellbeing, but how can you best take care of yourself on those days where it all feels a little too much? 

First, Be Kind To Yourself 

Sometimes we all need a reminder to be a little gentler on ourselves. With our busy lifestyles, we often put immense pressure on ourselves and don't treat ourselves with the kindness and respect that we deserve. With that mind, it's important to remember that the perfect self-care and skincare routine looks different for everybody.  A 10-step skincare routine might work perfectly for your friends and help them to relax and unwind, but might feel totally overwhelming to you - especially if you're feeling unwell. Instead, focus on the routines and products that help you to feel good and that you can slot into your day easily, no matter how insignificant they might feel. 

Your Easy Skincare Routine In Two Steps

Did you know that a good, basic skincare routine only needs to include two steps to be effective? All you'll need is a cleanser and a moisturiser. For the daytime, your moisturiser should contain SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water is an incredible cleanser that allows you to clean your skin without the need to rinse the product away afterwards, making it a quick, easy option in a fix. It's also the perfect product if you're in bed with the flu and need an effortless complexion cleanse. You simply put a little micellar water onto a cotton pad and gently sweep it across your face to remove makeup, pollution, and other impurities. This formula has been specially made with sensitive skin in mind, so it's lovely and gentle. It comes in four different size options, too, from 100ml - 850ml, so it's handy to keep a small bottle by your bedside table for a quick, easy cleanse whenever you need it. 

After cleansing, it's time to moisturise your skin. For daytime, Hello Sunday's The Everyday One Face Moisturiser SPF50 is a perfect option. Not only does it contain hyaluornic acid to hydrate your skin, but it's also enriched with vitamin C along with a high sun protection factor that shields your skin from UV rays, blue light, and pollution. So even if you're just sat in bed watching TV or reading on your iPad, your skin will be protected from the blue light that's emitted from your devices. The silky-smooth formula feels really soothing to apply, and is suitable for sensitive skin, so if your skin is feeling a little reactive due to feeling unwell, you can rest easy knowing that this formula is gentle and nurturing. 

For the evening, treat your skin to a gentle hug in a tub with OSKIA's Rest Day Barrier Repair Balm. This protective, soothing balm deeply nourishes dry, damaged, and stressed skin and can be used on your body as well as your face, making it the perfect multitasker to save you time and energy. Enriched with OSKIA's Bio-Mimetic Nutri-Barrier Complex, a synergistic blend of amino acids, vitamins, and bio-mimetic actives, the balm supports and restores your skin’s vital barrier functions, helping to bring a feeling of comfort to your complexion.

So, there are the basics. But what if you feel like adding a little more into your sick day self care routine? We have a few more wellbeing-boosting products that we think you'll enjoy. 

Easy Skincare Routine For When You're Sick

Refresh Your Tresses Without Any Stress 

When you're feeling unwell, a full hair wash routine can feel overwhelming, but we all know the joy and upliftment that 'freshly washed' feeling can bring. With O&M's Dry Queen Dry Shampoo, it's super-easy to freshen your locks and boost your mood in just a few sprays - no water or hairdryers needed! The dry shampoo instantly cleanses your hair whilst absorbing excess oil and removing odours, leaving you and your strands feeling refreshed. The formula even includes Lilly Pilly, an Australian plant extract, that acts as a natural collagen to leave your locks looking plumped. And with the pleasant peony aroma, nobody would ever know that you're faking that freshly washed finish.  

Enjoy A Soothing Soak To Promote Essential Rest

When your body feels cold to the bones or your muscles are full of aches and strains, sometimes, all you want to do is have a soothing soak. And although baths can sometimes feel exhausting and can drain your energy quicker than a shower, at times, they can feel like a real self-care essential. On those times, bring a spa-like experience to your own bathroom and embrace the magic powers of aromatherapy essential oils with ESPA's Restful Bath & Body Oil.  

This oil has been blended to help you enjoy a blissful bedtime ritual before drifting off into a restful night's sleep - something that's essential for recovery when you're unwell. With a calming blend of clary sage, eucalyptus, and lavender that's enriched with avocado, sweet almond, and soybean oils, the bath and body oil will leave your mind feeling calm and comforted, and your skin feeling nourished and hydrated. 

Repair Your Pout

Often, our lips are one of the first areas to become dry and cracked when we're feeling run down, and a painful pout can make us feel a whole lot worse. A combination of dehydration, breathing through your mouth if you're stuffy with a cold, and even certain medications can make your lips feel less than comfortable, So, take care of the delicate skin with the Weleda Skin Food Lip Balm that works to hydrate, nourish, and soothe sore skin with its reparative blend of botanical extracts, natural oil, and waxes.  

However you take care of yourself on sick days, remember that the most important thing is to be kind to yourself and patient with yourself. 

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