“What’s going on everybody’s sick in San Francisco,” said a friend who was suffering from a drawn-out virus. Down in LA you hear cough, cough, sneeze, sneeze where ever you go. If you’re lucky enough to have escaped the cold, flu and other maladies in the air, stay that way by protecting or treating yourself with some tried and true remedies:
Farmaesthetics Deep Lavender Rub ($48)—an herbal ode to Vick’s VapoRub is a deeply comforting chest and neck rub that utilizes the heat-producing essential oils of ginger, rosemary and eucalyptus to relax and release upper respiratory tightness due to colds, allergies, stress or asthma. While parting or traveling during the holidays make use of this hidden anti-bacterial by lining the bottom of your nostrils to keep out any unwanted germs that you may come in contact with.
Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum ($33.99)–don’t you just love the name? Well this product’s proven to enhance collagen production, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and tighten the skin, this powerful antioxidant. While it won’t kill germs it will protect your skin from all the winter woes by building its layers up. The serum is laced with Coconut Oil – that moisturizes and soothes skin while creating a lipid barrier that fends off skin damage while fighting wrinkles and discoloration plus promoting the natural healing of the skin. Aloe Vera – that protects with natural healing qualities. Increases the availability of oxygen to the skin and hence aids in the synthesis and resilience of skin tissue. Vitamin E – that contains powerful anti-aging & anti carcinogenic properties. Reduces fine lines & wrinkles while it heals and protects skin from UV & free radical damage.
Violife Travel Safe UV Tooth Brush Sanitizer ($29.95)—spending NYE at his or her place or in a hotel, you’ll need this. The Toothbrush Sanitizer by Violife takes six minutes to kill 99.9% of the germs on any toothbrush – manual or electric. Just close the lid, and the germicidal UV bulb goes to work, ridding germs and bacteria from your brush so it’s clean and ready to use, wherever you may be.
BioRepublic Green ($4.99) Tea Detox Facial Mask—the perfect morning NYE face-saver, the mask is packed with polyphenols that help scavenge free radicals and prevent UV damage in the skin. Green tea helps promote cell regeneration and has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties. It’s perfect for reducing puffiness from too much booze. While you’re at it pick up the company’s Lost Baggage under eye emergency repair masks which are a tippler’s salvation, it won’t cure a hangover but will reduce the excess under eye baggage. Costs $5 a mask or $44.99 for a set of 10.
Have a beauty-filled happy New Year.