The morning after a night of festivities is always a real struggle. Drinking too much and sleeping too little really takes a toll on your complexion so it is so important to replenish and rehydrate your skin.
Although drinking lots of water will help to ease your hangover, it is only one of many steps necessary to restoring all the hydration your skin loses on a night out.
By detoxifying and hydrating your skin the morning after the party, you are helping to minimise the chances of alcohol-induced break outs and redness. Our hangover skincare routine will transform your dull, parched skin and leave your skin glowing even if you're not feeling your shining best.
How to Cure Hangover Skin from the Experts
1.CleanseAs soon as you wake up, it is important that you thoroughly cleanse your skin. Although you may have tried your best to remove all of your makeup the night before, traces of product will remain on the skin and could clog up your pores if not removed. Using a rich cleanser such as the REN Rosa Centifolia No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm will help to hydrate your skin as you cleanse. REN's Rose and Chamomile infused formula soothes the skin whilst sufficently removing any residue makeup and dirt from the night before. Massage the balm into your skin, add warm water and remove with a soft face cloth.
2.ExfoliateAs your skin has lost a lot of moisture, it may be slightly more dry than usual and flaky patches may appear. Exfoliation is the ideal way to remove dry patches and leave skin silky smooth. Where some may opt for a traditional exfoliator, we love using chemical based exfoliators like the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads on our hungover skin. Packed with Lactic and Glycolic Acids, the pads work to improve skin clarity and help to resurface the skin. With a blend of Cucumber and Indian Gooseberry, the Radiance Pads are perfect for even the most sensitive of skin types making them ideal for your delicate, hungover skin.
3.MaskNow your skin is beautifully clean and smooth, it's time to really deeply hydrate the skin with a mask. As hangover skin is often red and inflamed, a cooling mask is an essential part of your skincare routine. The Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask is truly complexion saviour. Instantly cooling and hydrating, this ultra-gentle mask helps to soothe your irritated skin. Apply a generously thick layer to your face and neck and relax. For an ultra-cooling effect, try keeping your Cucumber Gel Mask in the fridge the before you head out for the night - you'll thank yourself in the morning.
4.De-PuffPuffy eyes are the most obvious tell-tale sign of a hangover. Combat tired looking eyes with the MagicStripes Wake Me Up Collagen Eye Patches. The patches work to reduce the appearance of puffiness around the eye area whilst cooling and soothing the skin. Infused with Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid, the patches pack your skin with moisture for rejuvenated and hydrated skin.
5.MoisturiseHydration really is the key to curing hangover skin so moisturising is unsurprisingly a crucial step in your routine. Try to opt for a moisturiser with cooling and soothing properties to help to reduce any redness in your skin and soothe irritation. The Caudalie Vinosource Moisture Recovery Cream is ideal for delicate skin as the Grape infused formula encourages your skin the repair itself and is filled with antioxidant Polyphenols.
6.MistThe final step of your hangover skin regime is a mist. Adding another layer of hydration, a mist is a last attempt to perk up and revitalise your skin. We love using the Orange Blossom infused Vitamin Wakeup Mist by Pixi to complete our routine and add some serious glow.