Covering Up Cold and Flu Symptoms: Beauty Tips

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Your nose is red and runny; your eyes may be the windows to your soul, they can also be a dead giveaway that you’ve got a cold. Puffy, watery, red Murine, cold sores. His choice: heavy-duty lip balms like wash your hands frequently, but that can net you some chapped, red hands — particularly in winter.

One way around it is to skip soap altogether and opt for an antibacterial hand cleaner — but be sure to choose one that also includes skin conditioners. Many experts recommend HandClens, which not only cleans your hands, but also softens them. Other brands include Purell and BodyCare Hand Santizier with Aloe.

If you’d still rather use good old soap and water, Schlessinger says be sure to use a potent moisturizer after every wash.

Finally, Maron says, even if you’re having a “bad face day,” try to smile, because “nothing masks a cold better than a great smile.”