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A Skin Hangover Routine with Bobbi Brown

A Skin Hangover Routine with Bobbi Brown
Team LF
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The morning after a party is the perfect time to nourish your skin and nurture it, especially after a night of indulgent food and no sleep.

Without having the time through the night to repair itself, your complexion can appear dull, fatigued and even break out, resulting in problems such as irritation and blemishes.

How to Cure a Skin Hangover

It’s important to use a mix of both detoxing and repairing skincare products when getting skin back into balance, which help to rejuvenate your complexion and leave it ready to take on the day after the night before.

Prepare with a Cleansing Oil

When coming in late from a party, we can often forget to remove our makeup, or spend the necessary time on our skincare routine, so the first thing you must do is make sure everything is properly cleansed.

Oil attracts oil, and subsequently dirt, making it the perfect “step zero” in your beauty routine. Bobbi Brown’s Soothing Cleansing Oil not only helps to remove all nasties and pore-clogging impurities, but also helps to nurture and nourish its delicate state, with a blend of Organic Sunflower, Jojoba and Olive Oils.

The result is a perfect blank canvas ready to receive all the necessary nutrients and minerals from the rest of your skincare routine.

Start with a Face Mask

Don’t just think this is a cleanse, tone, and moisturise job. Hangover skin requires special care and attention, and one of the best places to start (after step zero) is with a detox mask.

A detox mask often contains refining ingredients such as Clay, which help to draw out the impurities and leave the complexion feeling refreshed and cleansed.

Bobbi Brown’s Instant Detox Mask is a blend of Amazonian White Clay and Hawaiian Sea Water, both of which help to really nourish and repair. As it contains the mineral-rich water, the mask feels like a drink for the skin, even though it’s doing an excellent job at battling those post-party blemishes.

If you feel that your skin is lacking in radiance and feels super thirsty, try Bobbi Brown’s Radiance Boost Mask instead. Super fine Walnut Grains gently exfoliate the skin to reveal a renewed complexion, while Sodium Hyaluronate and Algae Extract top up moisture levels and reduce excess oil.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Late nights and alcohol can all sap the moisture from your skin and leave it looking and feeling a little dehydrated. Plus, as you probably haven’t had as much water as you should have had, the result is a flaky and itchy complexion.

Add in a hydrating treatment, such as Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Face Tonic. It contains extracts of Cucumber, Aloe Leaf and Chamomile, along with a base of enriched Mineral Water, which flood the skin with moisture and give it the refreshing treatment it needs to re-balance itself.

Use a Special Serum

Serums are like vitamin shots for the skin; immediately providing all the essential nutrients it needs to re-balance and revive itself. Choose one that specifically targets skin reactivity and irritation, as alcohol and late nights can both cause flare-ups deep within the cells, that result in breakouts later down the line.

Bobbi Brown’s Skin Relief Treatment contains a unique blend of Active Botanicals, including Red Algae and Knotted Kelp, which reduces reactivity, redness and inflammation, all while nourishing and soothing stressed-out and sensitised skin.

Moisturise Everything

As your skin generally has a lack of moisture the day after a party, you can never use too many hydrating products to get it back aligned. However, it’s always important to choose non-greasy formulas, as a blend of indulgent food and alcohol can already elevate sebum levels, which you don’t want to exacerbate further.

Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Face Cream is super lightweight yet replenishes thirsty skin to leave it feeling moisturised and balanced. A blend of Algae Extract and Caffeine helps to soothe, condition and energise the skin, so it appears plumped-up and dewy.

In addition, don’t forget that your eyes also require special attention. As the skin around them is one of the thinnest areas on your body, it can show the signs of late nights much more easily than any other part. If you have dark circles, puffiness and crepe-like skin, choose the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream. It’s infused with hydrating Mineral Water, soothing Aloe Vera and nourishing Avocado Oil to provide the delicate skin with everything it needs to get re-balanced.

Top up the Treatments

Throughout the day, make sure you keep a face mist with you to top up your moisture levels and keep the skin super hydrated. This will help it to repair itself much more quickly, and ensure that it’s back to normal the next day.

Bobbi Brown’s Face Mist has Glycerine infused into the formula, which helps to keep the skin super plumped-up; banishing all signs of fatigue and dullness. Caffeine and Green Tea energise, while Chamomile and Cucumber soothe and nourish post-party complexions.

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