We’ve all been there. Had a little bit too much to drink the night before a family get together or even worse – work! Here are some tips for hiding the fact you’re not feeling 100% after a big night.
Accordingly to Dr. Suzie Bekir, Clinical Director at Taylor Cosmetic Clinic, the best way to prevent bad ‘morning after skin’ is to prepare the day before. “Alcohol is a diuretic and so when you drink it, you actually become more dehydrated. It’s important to remember this ahead of a big night out and increase your water intake throughout the day. Make sure you drink at least 2 litres to prepare your skin for water loss later on. It will not only stop your skin from drying out but if you drink water all night as well, you might find your headache isn’t as bad either!”
It’s also super important to remove your make up when you get home PROPERLY so no face wipes! This will hopefully reduce the chance of waking up with a huge pimple on your chin from your skin freaking out. My current make up removal routine is the Medik8 Eye Cleanse for eyes, Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm for the rest of my face and then followed by a proper cleanse using the Philosophy Purity Cleanser. It takes 5 minutes and your skin will thank you for it in the morning!
The morning of your epic hangover can be a tough one but it’s important to get amongst a decent breakfast to nourish the body (followed by some hash browns if needed). Dr. Bekir suggests an antioxidant rich breakfast like an Acai smoothie or add pomegranate, blueberries and strawberries to your granola mix. Plus plenty of water! It’s just as important to rehydrate after a big night as it is prior too going out on the town.
When it comes to make up you probably cannot be bothered but using a mixture of glowy, light products will make you appear more awake then you actually are and will also help mask any sallowness in the skin. My favourite combination is applying the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm all over and then the Clarins Instant Concealer to any ‘problem’ areas especially around the eye area where darkness maybe occurring. I then set that with my Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (under the eyes only), apply a glowy blush, nude eyeliner, mascara and call it a day. Keep it simple but focus on brightening the skin and eye area for an instant perk up.
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