28 October, 2015 Faking Healthy Skin: Hangover Hacks
Ever suffered through a hangover that just won’t budge, no matter how many gallons of H20 you drink, or mid-day naps you take? For those of you who feel the effects of a raucous night out long after you’ve awoken from your gin-fuelled slumber, I’ve got some fantastic skincare recommendations that will make you look human again. Hangover, be gone!
Hydration is so important when you’ve had one too many. A night spent getting cosy with a bottle of Pinot Grigio can leave skin feeling parched and sore, so alongside sipping coconut water, I like to use products that are gentle, nourishing, and packed with hydrating ingredients that will replenish moisture and increase suppleness.
To cleanse, regardless of if I’m wearing makeup I’ll slather on the La Roche Posay Makeup Remover Milk (£12 here, review here). This creamy cleanser is so light and hydrating, and it does a great job of removing dirt, sebum and pollution, without stripping my skin of its natural oils. Despite primarily being a makeup remover, this gorgeous product is super effective at cleansing, cooling and calming on stressed complexions, and a real treat at the end of your night out too!
I stick to three face masks when I want to give my skin a pamper. The Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask (£23 here, review here) is great for exfoliating and brightening dull, grey skin, the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask (£22.99 here, review here) features antibacterial honey and nourishing avocado to disinfect and reduce swelling on existing blemishes, and the 111Skin Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask* (£85 for five here) for an intensive shot of moisture, coupled with pennywort to stimulate collagen production. Each mask targets specific skin concerns that arise from a night on the town: dullness, blemishes and dry patches. I love that the 111Skin mask is in a sheet form, which means it’s easy to apply, and great for a quick moisture boost when you’re looking less than radiant.
A rich moisturiser is crucial in any skincare routine, and it comes especially in handy when you’ve been drinking. The First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (£9 here) is soothing, smoothing, and super rich without feeling heavy. It can be applied all over the body and face, and is a great treatment for the under-eye area and lips. It’s also a fab option if you suffer from eczema and are looking for a basic nourishing cream for everyday ailments.
Which products do you reach for when you’re feeling worse for wear? Do you own any from my stash? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Have a great Wednesday,