Partying is fun. The music, the dancing, the tasty alcohol, the amazing company, it all makes us feel good as we spend the night laughing and enjoying ourselves. But then you wake up in the morning, exhausted and hungover and you look in the mirror. With those dark, puffy under-eye circles and that sallow complexion, it looks like you’ve spent a month working in a salt mine, not just having a nice time with your friends.
Don’t worry though, this does happen to everyone. You overindulge with booze, maybe you fall asleep with your party makeup on, and then you wake up feeling like a mess. But hey, it can totally be fixed and that’s why we’re here. Let’s rejuvenate ourselves and feel great again, darlings!
Let Your Skin Breathe
That silicone primer, foundation, setting powder, and fixing spray that you caked on for the night might have made you look great in selfies, but keeping so much makeup on your face for hours on end can lead to clogged pores and inflammations. It’s time to give your skin some rest and skip the makeup or at least skip the heavy foundation and just wear some light BB cream or a tinted moisturizer. You can still do some low-key neutral makeup for the day if you hate going out bare-faced, just make sure to keep it light and to take it off as soon as you come home.
Do A Full Body Scrub
Time for a long, luxurious bath and some pampering. You want to do both a body and a face scrub to get rid of all the piled up sebum and dirt that’s clogging your pores, so exfoliate with a something like the Josie Maran Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub, which will clean and nourish. For the face, you can go with something from St. Ives, like their cult-favourite Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub. Make sure to scrub your lips as well and apply a thick coat of Vaseline on them after you’re done; it will make them smooth and velvety soft.
Use Powerful Skincare Products
Your skin is probably in dire need of some intense hydration and you must provide it with good nutrients to make it radiant again. We’d recommend some clinical-strength serums and moisturizers to rejuvenate its lustre, so quality cosmeceutical skin care products like Aspect Dr Active C Serum should do the trick. Cosmeceutical skincare combines both the benefits of cosmetic ingredients and bioactive ingredients of pharmaceutical solutions, so your face will get the best treatment possible. Vitamin C is a well-known wrinkle-defying ingredient that prevents the breakdown of collagen and brings us back that bright, healthy glow that we lose after a night of partying, so slather your face with it and enjoy the benefits.
Make A DIY Mask
To soothe and make your skin silky soft, use this mask: 2 tbsp of raw honey, 2 tbsp of coconut oil, 15 drops of essential oil of your choosing (tea tree is good for acne, argan or jojoba oil is good for dryness). Whisk all of this together and put in a little jar, and you can keep it in your fridge and use it several times. The mask should sit on your face about 20 minutes before rinsing it off. Homemade masks are pretty great because they let you use all natural ingredients, so here are a few more recipes for you to try.
Clean All Your Makeup Tools
When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? If it’s been too long, you should probably do it now because excess makeup on your tools can easily trap bacteria and transfer it to your face. Clean brushes and sponges also give you a better finish and make your face look cleaner, fresher and smoother.
One last thing: get some rest! Your skin needs sleep as much as you do, so take time to relax with a cup of green tea and a good book, then doze off and let the restful power of sleep refresh you.
About The Author:
Sophia Smith is beauty and style blogger, an eco-lifestyle lover, graphic designer and a DIY enthusiast. She is very passionate about natural skincare, minimalist wardrobe, yoga and mindful living. Sophia writes mostly about beauty-related topics in her articles. She is a beauty editor at High Style Life, but beside that she has contributed to a number of publications including: Eco Warrior Princess, Viva Glam Magazine, Just Haves, How to Simplify and Carousel.
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