Here’s a little something I hope all Lyme Chicks will appreciate! These products have helped me on the days I look truly scary & at death’s door. They’re super easy, quick, and make-up-free-fixes because most days, makeup and the effort it entails is totally out of the question for me!
1. Stay hydrated
Staying hydrated is absolutely crucial for Lyme patients anyway. It’s essential to detoxing, pushing toxins through, and overall balance as our bodies are, on average, 60% water. But its benefits can also immediately be seen in your skin, eliminating dullness and dryness. I drink about 64 oz of water daily. In my opinion, it’s absolutely vital for accompanying any Lyme treatment. And has the added benefit of skin-brightening… so drink up!
2. Fake an 8 Hours Rest
My eyes seemed to be prone to puffiness and dark circles before I even knew of Lyme, but over the past 2 years the zombie circles have been exacerbated beyond belief and I’m constantly on the hunt for products that might give the illusion that I’ve gotten a full 8 hours (or that I’m not chronically ill) I’ve tried everything under the sun, but Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye which I apply before bed, in combination with their Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer really has done an incredible job of helping the dark circles! *Please Note: I am not endorsing Kiehl’s nor am I affiliated with the company, just a recent fan. There are many similar, fabulous, less expensive drugstore products that work nicely as well!
3. Quench that inevitably dry skin!
My skin has become even more sensitive as well as dry since Lyme. It’s pretty ridiculous, it breaks out in a rash if you look at it the wrong way. My lips in particular are ALWAYS dry. I put lip balm on 10x in an hour, easily. Regularly moisturizing your skin and lips is an easy, effortless step to looking rosier and healthier.
4. Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is seriously my best friend. (right after Zofran!) It is an absolute lifesaver on days when a shower is out of the question. It’s intended to be a quick fix, so don’t expect the results to last for days. But for those emergencies when a doctors appointment or an outing is looming- spritz this on and go. It’s a match made in Lyme Chick heaven.
Toner is lovely, in that it’s a super quick method to cleansing your face. Especially when not near a sink or too sick to get out of bed. It comes in handy under many circumstances, particularly when I was in the hospital, a swipe of toner refreshed me and made me feel a little less guilty about being unable to wash my face. An added bonus is choosing one with a soothing scent, I like rose and lavender.
So consider giving these a try the next time the mirror scares you… but on the days you can’t, be sure to own your appearance, whatever it may be that day. This is (temporarily) a part of what makes you you. And Lyme Chicks are fearless fighters. The first priority always being, kicking this!