A night out can seem like a great idea at the time, but when you wake up with puffy eyes, spots and tired skin you soon end up regretting it. Not only do you feel rough, but you look rough too. Don’t panic, there are a few simple tips you can use to hide your hangover skin. You’ll soon be looking fresher than ever, though sadly it won’t make you feel any better!
- Eliminate dead skin cells
One thing that sleep does for the skin is it eliminates dead skin cells overnight. The skin goes into repair mode so you wake up looking fresh. There are a few great products you can use to fake the 8 hours of sleep look. Make sure you have a scrub and a toner handy. The toner tightens the pores and plumps up the skin, while the scrub gets rid of those pesky dead cells.
2. Stock up on supplements
Supplements such as selenium and zinc can really brighten up the skin. However, this isn’t something that will work over night. You need to be taking the supplements on a daily basis and they can take weeks to work. However, once fully in your system they will help to reduce the effects of any future nights out you enjoy.
3. Drink plenty of water
There is a tendency to drink a lot of sugary beverages throughout the day when you’re hung-over. Your body craves sugar and fizzy drinks tend to provide this. However, these fizzy drinks can cause a breakout. Instead stick to drinking plenty of water throughout the day. It is also a good idea to drink a pint of water before you go to bed. This will not only make you look fresher in the morning, but it will also help to prevent the dreaded hangover headache.
4. Mask those puffy eyes
Puffy eyes are one of the most common signs of a hangover. Invest in a good quality under-eye serum as well as good concealer. This will help to brighten up the eyes and help to repair the damage caused to the delicate skin. Toxins build up underneath the eyes due to lack of sleep and drinking alcohol. Under-eye serums can be expensive but they are definitely a worthwhile investment.
5. Bronze and blush
Hide tired, washed out skin with a touch of bronzer and blusher. Providing you with a natural glow, this will really hide any sign of a hangover. Be careful not to overdo it though. Stick to a bronzer that complements your natural color, rather than one that is too dark.
These are just 5 top tips that will help you to look much more awake. It is pretty easy to hide hangover skin, but the other symptoms you might not be able to hide so well! Make sure you have aspirin available first thing in the morning and take before you start your freshening up routine. That way you will be able to focus properly on the task at hand.