Coronavirus skincare survival kit

Typical of my luck, the Coronavirus decided to pay our household a visit over the Christmas period. My Coronavirus skincare survival kit is what I want to share with you today. I noticed a considerable difference in my skin. It dried up like a prune!

Hydration is obviously key here and I’m sharing how I managed to amp up that hydration. Central heating plays havoc with our skin sucking the moisture out of it, so I thought this hydration boosting set-up might be helpful to you too. I wasn’t seeing anyone but this was to help me feel better not anyone else.

Coronavirus skincare

Water in between tea. Water, water, water! every part of me felt parched. I used a mask every other morning. The Gatineau hydration mask. This was gifted to me late last year and I was so grateful to have this in my coronavirus skincare survival kit. I don’t normally use masks all the time, only when I have a good pamper day, but this really became my best friend. If you suffer from dry skin I totally recommend it. The mask contains Saffron, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E

Little fishes that grant wishes

I reviewed a whole range of Bloom and Halo skincare products over on my YouTube channel. Face masks that you mix together for freshness and sealed skincare treatments ( no oxidizing ) that are powerful due to that.

The Eye Need Yew is a pot of infused little fishes for an under-eye treatment. I have loved these most from the Bloom And Halo range. They are really cold when you put them under your eyes. Great for waking up your face quicker in the mornings. My face doesn’t look awake nowadays until I’m on my third cuppa! But these little fishes are little miracle workers. And because they are so hydrating, these were my best friend. This is what Bloom And Halo say…

“The skin around your eyes is the most delicate skin on your body. Which means it’s more suscepticle to laxity,fine lines and wrinkles. This can be exsaperated by lack of sleep, stress,and diet. Hydration is key to prevent damage as well as repair the skin around your eyes. Nothing does the job like Hyalauronic Acid infused with Collagen and Peptides to reduce puffiness and Retinolto combat lines”

I will definitely be re-stocking the Bloom And Halo I Need Yew patches, They work wonders and I would totally recommend them.

The cream I’ve been using for over twenty years was the best Coronavirus skincare item

I know I chat about this cream constantly here, on the blog and any other channel for that matter. The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream was my saviour at this time of need. Both Dee and I got the virus. I used the cream and my lips were saved from dry cracked lips that were very sore according to dee. I actually persuaded her in the end to try the cream and the sore splits in her lips were gone.

I’ve used Eight Hour Cream for over twenty years, every morning and evening. It’s got to be my longest-serving skincare item in my regime. I swear it’s kept the lips lines at bay too, considering I used to be a heavy smoker.

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Catching myself in the mirror. I had the secret!

New to me last summer, this is another item that I fell in love with and will never be without. The St Tropez Purity Facial Tanning Mist. This acted well for me in two ways.

One, I felt like I didn’t look like death and two, it has Hyaluronic acid in it. You can read my tanning post here. This facial mist that you barely feel hit your skin gives a gorgeous healthy colour. I mean a light colour, you don’t instantly become tanned so it doesn’t blend with your body. It’s light and subtle but makes an enormous difference.

The newbies that arrived in the nick of time

Last year, I got to try the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. I’ve spoken about it on all my channels, socials, everywhere! I’m just coming to the end of my first pot of this luxurious cleanser and I will be replacing it. Emma Hardie kindly gifted me for Christmas two new items that are really good. The Midas Touch Super Serum. Clinically proven to increase hydration.

It does state to use 4-8 pumps of the serum but I’m finding two plenty covering. Two for the neck and chest area. Full of good ingredients for hydrating including Niacinamide and Squalane plus essential oils. It makes my face feel good.

The second item is a hydrating spray. Now with our worst dehydrating enemy the goddam central heating, this is brilliant to use whenever your skin is feeling a little dry. I use mine around lunchtime and when I sit down in the evening. It’s very refreshing.

Glycofilm technology provides a ‘second skin’ to protect cells from the damaging effects of daily pollution and provides invisible colour correction to balance redness, I have a bad habit of screwing my face up with these sprays!

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I hope you find this post helpful regarding hydration. All of these items certainly helped. I’m glad to say that the virus is now gone. I actually came up with a weird rash under my skin on my torso right up to my neck. Thank god that’s now gone. It’s a weird virus that affects any one person in a different way from what I’m reading. Anyway. All good now.

Keep you and yours safe and well xx

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  1. February 4, 2022 / 1:30 pm

    Your skin looks beautifully hydrated to me. At 59 I still have very oily skin and if I put any kind of moisturizer on at all I break out. It’s ridiculous at my age to still be getting pimples. ha ha. Thanks for linking up with Ageless Style.

  2. January 29, 2022 / 7:05 pm

    Covid gave me horrible spots oddly enough but also made my skin feel so tired and dull looking. It’s definitely worth using good skincare when you are unwell, if you can.


    • laurie
      January 31, 2022 / 7:28 pm

      Hi Karen. Yes. I found hydration was absolute key. I developed a rash in my chest area too. That still hasn’t gone yet. Coronavirus is the weirdest illness ever. Everyone differs with different symptoms and the long Covid leaves people suffering in so many different ways. I still feel really tired at times. xx

  3. January 23, 2022 / 9:23 pm

    Glad you’ve gotten better and kicked the virus! Hydration is a big thing with it from everyone I’ve spoken too – it can be hard to drink enough water when you feel so bad and keep the fluids up, no surprise it flows through to your skin. Glad you had some products to help you feel better and that you’ve recovered 🙂

    Hope that you had a really good weekend! Was a quiet one here as I’m still recovering from complications after surgery.

  4. January 20, 2022 / 7:45 pm

    Oh blimey that’s not good! Hope you are on the mend.
    My son contracted the virus just before Christmas – so again our Christmas was disrupted! We took everything to my daughters house and my son stayed at home alone! Felt so sad for him, but he had been playing with fire being out a lot, at functions in his Doggetts uniform and working. Nice post to read hun. Jacqui x

    • laurie
      January 21, 2022 / 7:58 am

      Thanks Jacqui x

  5. January 19, 2022 / 3:00 pm

    So glad you are over it. And great skin tips too. My sister had that rash on her body too.

    • laurie
      January 21, 2022 / 7:59 am

      The rash was really weird Hilda. Under the skin like a snake print! It looked so odd! xx

  6. January 19, 2022 / 11:24 am

    I’m just happy that you got through it ok and came out smiling the other side, Laurie! I really need to up my game when it comes to my face products. I’ve just used the last of my Nivea face cream, so I’m looking into other options at the moment. I think it’s time I invested a bit more!
    Suzy xx

    • laurie
      January 21, 2022 / 8:01 am

      I’m surprised you don’t use SPF Suzy. Especially living in Portugal. Get some xx

  7. January 19, 2022 / 11:02 am

    I’m going to the beautician this afternoon and I’m so happy to, because my skin looks awful. Don’t know if it is because of corona or the central heating. But what I do know is that my hair is awful too and that is because of corona.

    • laurie
      January 21, 2022 / 8:03 am

      It’s quite surprising how the virus can affect you isn’t it Nancy. I found anything hydrating worked best. The central heating really affects our skin and this is when I amp up my hydration anyway. What about a hair mask to hydrate your hair too? xx

  8. January 19, 2022 / 6:17 am

    Sorry to know that you contacted the virus but I’m glad you are doing better now.
    All these products sound wonderful , especially those eye patches.

    • laurie
      January 19, 2022 / 7:31 am

      Thanks Lovely. Got those eye patches on repeat! xx

  9. January 18, 2022 / 6:36 pm

    I’m glad to hear you’ve both recovered from the virus and that your skincare regime was helpful for re-hydrating your dry skin. It’s lovely to try new things – the Eye Need Yew patches definitely intrigue me – but it’s often the old favourites which do the trick. After all, there’s a reason you’ve been using them for years! xxx

    • laurie
      January 19, 2022 / 7:32 am

      Thanks Ann. The eye patches are great. I agree, stick with the old favourites but technology can come up with some impressive new things nowadays. I’m always willing to try something new too xx

  10. January 18, 2022 / 12:49 pm

    I have been needing all the hydration I can get in these dry winter months. Thanks for sharing these proven winners with us!

    • laurie
      January 19, 2022 / 7:33 am

      Thanks Laura. I hope you found this useful xx