Tuesday, 01 January 2019

How to Cure a Skin Hangover

If (like me) you're feeling a little worse for wear this morning, it's probably the sign of a great night and an even better end to 2018! Although your head may be feeling a little foggy, we are here to rescue your post-New Year's Eve hungover complexion

After the season of indulgence, the first day of the 2019 probably marks a 'New Year, New Me' attitude for many. However, if your evening (or morning) ended with you crawling into bed, fully clothed with a face full of makeup on, you've already broken a cardinal skincare sin! But all is not lost. We've got the products you need to ensure you start 2019 bright-eyed and fresh-faced!

Step One: The Shame Cleanse

If you slept in your makeup, the first thing you need to do is head straight to the sink! A double cleanse will ensure you've removed every last scrap of makeup, oil and impurities built up overnight. For those of you who were clear-headed enough to double cleanse last night, just the one cleanse this morning will do.Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing BalmAn indulgent and detoxifying cleansing balm like this one from Omorovicza, purifies and detoxifies skin with a gentle action that is even safe enough to use on eye makeup. The main ingredient, Hungarian Moor Mud, is rich in calcium and magnesium carbonates, humic acid and fulvic acid, providing the unique mineral properties to help detoxify, purify and nourish skin.Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm with Cleansing ClothThis deep cleansing and velvety balm leaves skin clean and soft, never stripped, tight or dry. The balm also comes with a cleansing cloth for extra cleansing power! When applied to skin, the thick balm melts onto skin to completely dissolve all traces of dirt and makeup accumulated throughout the day - or night if you slept in your makeup! The indulgent ingredients Moringa seed extract, Wild Sea Fennel and Vitamin E purify and nourish skin at the same time.For a hydrating, soothing and deep cleanse, leave the balm on for 10 minutes and remove with a lukewarm cleansing cloth.

Step Two: Exfoliate

A night of drinking Prosecco and sleeping in your makeup has probably left your skin with an array of dry, flaky patches. A gentle chemical exfoliation with Hydroxy Acids will slough away dead skin cells to reveal a clarified, smooth and firm complexion.Exuviance SkinRise Bionic TonicExuviance SkinRise Bionic Tonic contains 36 single-use pads that are soaked with a Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) formula including Gluconolactone, Glucoheptonolactone and Lactobionic Acid. PHAs offer an extremely gentle method of chemical exfoliation; their large molecular structure reduces their ability to penetrate skin and therefore minimising the potential sensitising side effects.This particular form of exfoliation is beneficial for dry and dehydrated skin types, as it doesn't aggravate dry skin symptoms by stripping and leaving skin tight and uncomfortable.Exuviance SkinRise Bionic Tonic is also alcohol-free and is enriched with eucalyptus, cucumber and a marine botanical to condition and moisturise skin.

Step Three: Banish Under Eye Circles

Skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye GelsDelicate skin under the eyes is the first area to show signs of stress, exhaustion and a hectic lifestyle. Brighten your puffy peepers with Skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. Try popping the eye gels in the fridge overnight, when applied the cooling gel works to intensively firm, de-puff and reduce premature wrinkles in the under-eye area.After just 10 minutes, the eye area is infused with an intense dose of calming and cooling ingredients. Ginkgo biloba leaf extract dilates blood vessels to improve blood flow and help reduce puffiness, whilst acetyl hexapeptide technology inhibits muscle stimulation mechanisms to reduce the formation of fine lines.

Step Four: Re-Hydrate

As important as guzzling water is during the process of rehydrating your body, a couple of cold glasses from the tap just aren't going to cut it. Especially when you realise that it can take between two to four weeksyes WEEKS, for your skin to fully recover from a hangover.Alcohol is a diuretic and completely drains the skin of moisture and nutrients, which results in skin looking dull and dehydrated. We've included a few options and methods for boosting your hydration levels - if it was a particularly big night, you're probably going to want to try all of them!Rejuvenated H3O HydrationIt sounds obvious, but drinking plenty of water is the first step to boosting your hydration levels. Hydrated cells work more effectively and are much healthier. Rejuvenated H3O Hydration uses an ionic bond with water to transfer water through the stomach wall more quickly to promote a healthy fluid balance within the cells. It also provides all the key minerals for skin and ions necessary to create super healthy and hydrated cells.SkinCeuticals H.A. IntensifierThis intensive, multi-functional serum has been clinically proven to increase skin's levels of hyaluronic acid by 30%. The serum is formulated with a high concentration of 1.3% pure hyaluronic acid, helping to restore long-lasting hydration and reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and skin texture dramatically smoothed.Skyn ICELAND Glacial Spray LotionIf your skin is feeling particularly dry, try using a hydrating spritz to keep skin moisturised without having to reapply creams. Skyn ICELAND Glacial Spray Lotion is a multi-action and supercharged spray on lotion that perfectly hydrates skin and absorbs quickly. It can also be applied on top of makeup!The spritz also contains skin-strengthening ingredients that help to protect against harmful and age accelerating free radicals. Marine enhancers, strong antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients help to quench and gently stabilise irritable, depleted complexions.Mesoestetic Post Peel Crystal Fiber MaskA sheet mask is the perfect way to deliver intense hydration and nothing can revive dull, tired skin quite like this mask from Mesoestetic. Its original purpose was to repair skin after an in-clinic peel thanks to its intensely hydrating action. So this will really boost moisture levels in your hungover complexion!For all these products and more, shop online now! To book a face-to-face consultation with our professional clinicians, call 0113 282 3300. If you are looking for skincare advice, take our online skin test now and receive personalised product recommendations direct to your inbox!Written for you by: Alex, Face the FutureImage source: freepik.com

Recommended Articles