Winter came with a vengeance this year. With some states seeing temperatures in the negatives, there is no way we will be able to prevent ourselves from freezing or possibly catching a cold. As my grandmother always told me the best way to beat cold season is to prepare for it. With that advice in mind I created a list of three things you need this winter.
Stuffy Nose Treatment
- According to Webmd, nasal congestion occurs when “the membranes lining your nasal passages become inflamed and irritated. They begin to make more mucus to flush out the irritation, such as an allergen.” How to treat congestion? When you are stopped up focus on keeping your nasal passages and sinuses moist. This doesn’t mean walk around with a damp tissue in your nose. Instead opt for a natural nasal mist such as the all natural PURE Nasal Mist™. This homeopathic formula provides relieve for congestion due to cold or flu, seasonal sinus issues, runny nose & sneezing, sinus pressure, and dry nasal passages. Snag a bottle from Focus Nutrition for $12.99 and see the difference going natural will make.
Protect Your Lips
- If there is one thing I absolutely despise about winter it would have to be dry cracked lips and cold sores. According to Medical News Today, “Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex viruses. The most common being caused by HSV-1.” No need to fear a cold sore is not a death sentence. While there is no cure or prevention for those infected you can reduce the frequency and duration of the cold sore. I personally prefer to use products from Lip Clear®, their cold sore treatment and the cold sore bandage®. They work together to help protect and treat the cold sore so that you can get better faster. Simply apply the ointment a 1/2 hour before applying the bandage. According to Lip Clear® their products have been clinically shown to cut cold sore treatment time in half. That is something I am thankful for because no one likes to deal with yucky cold sores for long.
- Dry lips are also an issue. To treat my dry lips I also turn to two products one being Lip Clear® Lysine+ lip treatment & protectant with SPF-21 Sunscreen. The lip balm applies smoothly and feels nice and comfortable on the lips. FYI, do not lick your lips, if you do you’re in for a rude awakening because this lip treatment does not taste well. But then again it’s not meant for consumption.
Protect Yourself From The Inside Out
- I don’t know about you all but living in a dry climate and going through winter means my mouth and skin is always dry. What if you could remedy this by just simply drinking water? Well, you can! While regular water is okay I personally prefer INVO Coconut Water. You’ve seen me write about INVO Coconut Water on the blog before and everything I said in that first article still stands today. Did you know that each bottle of INVO is packed with 5 essential electrolytes, which promotes rapid hydration? Its true! It’s low in sugar, 99% fat free and has as much potassium as a banana! Available in fun flavors like Pure, Tropical, and Sencha Green Tea you can be sure to find a flavor that you just can’t live without. My personal favorite is Tropical but Pure taste so crisp and clean!
To keep you protected from the Inside out why not blend your INVO Coconut water into a strawberry peach smoothie! It was delicious and I think I’m going to go make another one after this blog article.
How do you protect yourself during the winter months?