Have you noticed everyone around you getting ill recently? There are people coughing on the tube, sneezing in the street and more empty seats in the office than ever. Yep, flu season is officially upon us. And no matter how hard we try (or how many immune-boosting foods we make sure we eat) sometimes you just can't help getting ill.
If you've been struck down with sickness, you'll know that the first giveaway is often your face. Your skin loses its colour, your under-eye bags come out and there are red patches around your nose from all that blowing.
And whilst makeup might not be your number one priority, it can help you to feel better—especially when you're feeling your most rotten.
From radiance-boosting beauty buys to pep up your dull skin to heavy-duty concealers to hide those telltale sickness signs, we've rounded up the best beauty buys that will get you through this flu season.
Tanning might be the last thing on your mind, but a couple of drops of this in your moisturiser will help your skin get back its healthy glow.
Awaken tired skin with Pixi's cult glow tonic. It removes the dull and dead skin cells to reveal brighter, healthier-looking skin beneath.
You might be dosed up on your vitamins, but make sure you're giving your skin their daily dose as well. Vitamin C evens and brightens skin tone, and this one with added hyaluronic acid hydrates skin at the same time.
When you're feeling rubbish, your whole body suffers. Give your skin some TLC with this deeply nourishing and calming body lotion.
Give your skin a soothing facial massage with a jade roller to stimulate blood flow and circulation, eliminate puffiness and generally bring your face back to life. If you've had stuffy sinuses, then the smaller end is perfect for rolling across this area to release any tension. It also works wonders if you put it in the fridge before using.
This rich and velvety bath cream leaves skin feeling silky, nourished and back to its best.
Brighten tired eyes with this creamy, high-coverage concealer.
When you're ill, your hair can go quite limp and lifeless. If yours is feeling extra dry, these supplements are great. They contain a blend of iron, vitamin E, silica and omega-3 essential fatty acids to really nourish your hair from within.
Soothe dry and cracked lips with this super moisturising balm. Plus, the peach-and-mango flavour tastes delicious.
Perfect for calming down areas of redness, this serum hydrates dry skin and soothes areas of inflammation.
Sprinkle these in the bath for a detoxifying (and gorgeous-smelling) soak.
Deeply hydrating and illuminating, this lightweight oil leaves your skin looking glowy, radiant and the picture of health.
Wear alone or under foundation for a healthy-looking complexion boost.
Perfect for covering areas of redness, this concealer stick offers complete coverage in one quick swipe.
When you're ill, it's important to change up your pillowcase and wash your eye mask so things are as hygienic as possible. So what better time to treat yourself to a new silk set? They're good at preventing wrinkles, too.
If you're sat at home feeling rubbish, whack on a hair mask and wrap your hair in a towel for a deeply hydrating treatment.
If you've been struggling to sleep, then this night oil will be your saviour. It's got Provencal lavender to help hypertension and insomnia. It also contains vetiver and chamomile to calm your mind. It's non-greasy, so you can slather it on before bed without feeling sticky.