‘Tis The Season: The Easiest Hangover Skincare Routine
You wake up from a night of drinking, it’s cold outside, your head hurts, and the last thing you want to do is follow your skincare routine. However, soon after you look in the mirror you remember that you completely forgot to take off your makeup from the night before. Your skin looks dry, congested, and overall like it has been through it. What do you do now? Because you know that usual water cleanse and SPF moisturizing cream combination won’t cut it today.
Hangovers are the worst, and with the holiday season being here, most of us will experience at least one of them. Because let’s face it, once you get older than 28, even two glasses of wine can make you feel that way. Fatigue, vertigo, headaches, and anxiety combine together and make you feel like you just want to spend your day in bed. However, as adults, taking a day off, especially during the holiday season, seems pretty unrealistic. So let’s get back on track, by starting with our skin first because everything seems easier once your skin is glowing.
Take off the dirt from the night before
Let’s start with a good cleanse. If I’m taking off my makeup, I prefer to wash my face in the shower. It’s less messy, my face just generally feels cleaner, and I can also wash my body at the same time. If you didn’t wash your face the night before, do a double (or even a triple) cleanse. Work the cleanser into your face with your fingers, and make sure that you really get rid of the sweat, oils, and makeup from the night before.
Sheet mask and facial roller
After your face is clean, this is the ideal opportunity to whip out your sheet masks and facial rollers. I love to use a hydrating sheet mask and massage my face with a cold jade roller for a few minutes while the mask is on. This will depuff and hydrate your face, kick off your lymphatic system, and it can even help with headaches and muscular tension in your facial muscles.
Just like you need your dose of vitamins after a night of drinking, your skin does too. I love to incorporate a vitamin C serum into my skincare routine, but it’s especially crucial when I come back from a night out. Vitamin C serums are the fastest way to bring some glow back to your skin, and they will also feel nice and refreshing.
Moisturizer and SPF
Now that your skin is hydrated, depuffed, and refreshed, top it all off with a moisturizer and some SPF. Because your skin wasn’t able to catch a break the night before, I would suggest skipping makeup for the day if you can. Opt for a light moisturizer with ingredients such as niacinamide and squalane, and let it sink in for a few minutes before applying your sunscreen. Your skin should feel moisturized, dewy, and ready for a new start.
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