And on a weird note, summer colds are hitting different this year. In the wake of yet another wave of COVID-19, summer colds have people sheltering in place, wary of their loved ones’ well-being, and curious if they’ve caught a strain. While a summer cold feels like an evil paradox, it’s real, it’s normal, and it’s going around.
First and foremost, make sure to get tested. We want to eliminate the possibility that it is a new variant of COVID-19 so that we can treat ourselves properly and protect others. Next, we want to take care of our immune and respiratory systems immediately and effectively so that we can get back to strappy heels, slinky dresses, and a frosty glass of rosé ASAP.
Take a bath
Get a humidifier
Bonus Hack: If you have a stuffy nose, you can use this at-home trick. Simply press an ice cube to the roof of your mouth for 30 seconds for instant relief.
Up the elderberry
A throat spray like this Well Spray by Beauty Chef also has peppermint for some soothing action and is chock-full of sage, probiotics, and elderberry for a powerhouse immunity combo. While it’s smart to start using this before getting fully submerged in a summer cold, once that swollen throat and dry cough start coming along, get to spritzing to dampen the intensity of incoming symptoms.
Always vitamin C
Try a vapor balm
This isn’t some new-fangled approach—we’re keeping it classic but calling on homeopathic formulations of vapor balm, like this Out of The Cold Balm by Jumby. Rosemary leaf, orange peel, and eucalyptus create a calming medley that helps to break up congestion and bring vibrant heat into the chest. This brings buoyancy back to nighttime respiration so that heavy, dense, impacted feeling doesn’t keep you up through the night.
Get some good rest, and stay inside
Sleep is the answer to, well, everything. Restorative rest is when your body has the time to really work when it comes to healing your body. Block any light so you can get maximum shut-eye, and get a bonus silk mask to protect yourself from spreading your cold to others in this super cute, skin-loving Silk Duo by Slip.