The holiday season is all about forgetting your worries, spending time with loved ones, binge eating and opening bottles of wine, one after the other. After a year of hard work and staying indoors, you deserve to relax during the last few days of the year. Having said that, your skin doesn’t get this sudden change where workouts are replaced by extra hours of sleep and nighttime skincare routine is replaced by late-night drinking sessions. The result? Dull, puffy skin often with a bunch of breakouts.
We know you want that glow back ASAP in the new year; therefore, here’s a guide that will help you get rid of hangover skin.
Exfoliation is like a mini facial, but apart from removing dead skin cells, it also increases blood circulation; thereby giving your skin an instant glow. The St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub buffs away dryness and reveals smooth and radiant skin underneath. Take a coin-sized amount of product and massage with your fingertips for a few minutes.
Alcohol makes your skin puffy, and as soon as you notice it in the mirror, the first thing you should do is start massaging. If you have a jade roller, keep it in the fridge for a few minutes and then use it to massage your face. It will promote lymphatic drainage and reduce puffiness.
Vitamin C serum
Vitamin C is an excellent cure for a hangover. Drink a glass of fresh orange juice as soon as you wake up and apply a vitamin C serum on your skin. The Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum Brightening Vitamin C Serum prevents free radical damage and repairs skin. It mildly exfoliates the skin and corrects uneven skin tone.
The sheet mask is the ultimate form of relaxation. It replenishes your skin, infuses it with nourishing ingredients and relaxes your skin and body. The Ponds Skin Brightening Serum Mask With Vitamin E & Niacinamide + Sea Daffodil boosts your skin's natural plumping power with the properties of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and brown algae extract.
Alcohol dehydrates your body and your skin. Apart from drinking enough water to stay hydrated, make sure your skin is well hydrated too. Apply moisturiser twice daily, and every time your skin feels dry. Also, keep a face mist handy and spray it from time to time to make your skin look fresh, awake and nourished. The Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist hydrates dry and dehydrated skin and improves skin elasticity.