It’s cold outside! How to soothe a sore nose this season
As the seasons change, so do our comfort needs. With the temperatures dropping, there are so many things for us to be getting excited about. Going on cold winter walks through the park, sipping hot chocolate, and cosying in on the couch for movie nights.
But not everything about winter can be so great, sometimes our skin can get sore, especially the area around our nose if we’re struck with a case of the sniffles. Whilst Rudolph might have been able to pull off a red nose with festive flair, it’s not such a great look for the rest of us.
So, it’s important to take good care of your health AND your skin to make sure those seasonal sniffles don’t get in the way of your wintertime plans.
- Wrap up warm! If you do have to go out, make sure you’re wearing lots of layers – jumpers, beanies, and yes, even that knitted scarf your Gran gave you last Christmas. Being wrapped up warm will help to keep any germs at bay and send them on their way in no time.
- Face masks help, too. Those winter winds can wreak havoc on the delicate skin around your face and nose. Wearing a mask not only helps protect yourself and those around you from spreading germs, it also provides a layer of protection for your face – meaning your nose is less likely to get all red and dry.
- Stay hydrated. And no, we’re not talking about mulled wine! Lots of cold or warm water with honey and lemon or a peppermint tea should do the trick, as it helps to flush the system of any nasties. Did you know if your nose is red, it could be a sign of sinus congestion, and the menthol in peppermint tea can help to open your airways and ease a blocked nose?
- Make sure you are blowing your nose gently. Snotty sniffles are no good, and blowing your nose lots can make red, sore skin worse. Keeping some Kleenex Aloe Vera & Vitamin E Tissues at hand is always a good idea, whether it’s in a box next to the sofa or in handy Pocket Packs for those mid-winter walks. Containing a protective balm of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, they are soft and gentle on sensitive areas to keep you protected all winter long.