Couple glasses more maybe seemed like a cool idea yesterday.. not so much this morning. You may be feeling all crabby, but you don’t have to look crabby.
Maybe you know already what to drink and eat with a hangover, but how about your skin? There’s a good change your skin looks now dull, dry, puffy, red, and the pores are enlarged.. Treating skin properly after a lively night can still be unclear, so what would a skin-conscious person do?
First things first: remember to always prepare the night before. I can’t tell how important it is to remove your makeup from your face, even if it sounds so tempting to just go to sleep with your makeup on.. NO, don’t do it to your skin!
Just a quick note before we start the listing! I noticed whole two months went by without any blog posts and I’ve had plenty of time to think about new blog posts and the ones that are in the process (and believe me when I say, I’ve lots of posts that are in the process) These two months have been a huge learning months, since my school started and I’ve had so much to study and work on. My everyday-work ends soon and I’m so excited about the fact, that I go back to making blog posts regularly as I’ve got the time needed. So stay with me, you don’t want to miss the things I’ve planned! Okay, enough with me, let’s read the tips I give you guys with hangover skin!
+1 As I mentioned before, remove your makeup the night before!
1. Alcohol dehydrates your entire body – including skin. Dehydration is one of the main reasons your skin looks horrible when you wake up. So hydration should be the first thing to do. Here are couple advices for a quick fix.
Moisturizing sheet mask. Stash it in the fridge first; this combats puffiness also. You can try one of these Dermatologist Tested Sheet Mask or Organic Sheet Masks. They both include hyaluronic acid, which is known as a very powerful ingredient due to its amazing capacity to attract and hold a lot of moisture.
If you don’t have a sheet mask handy, just crab towards serums and moisturizers that have moisturizing effects and pack them on your skin. You can even have fun with this step and google DIY Sheet Masks!
2. Exfoliate to make your skin complexion even and clear. Use gentle exfoliator to wake up your skin and to make the blood moving. For the best results, exfoliate before face mask and finalize exfoliation with a serum and day cream. Combine your day cream application with face massage, to boost circulation.
3. Did you know that flushing is a common side-effect with alcohol? Due to acetaldehyde, alcohol’s main metabolite, it promotes the release of histamine. What histamine does, is that it causes blood vessels to dilate: giving the “red-face” appearance. Histamine causes irritation and swelling in the face.
So sometimes you have enlarged blood vessels and bloating on your face. That means your body is compensating the loss of water in urine, sodium and other electrolytes, because they are retained in the body. This is most visible on the face and around the eyes.
4. How to prevent these side-effects of alcohol? Drink water between the drinks and especially in the morning. You may not like this one, but rethink your hangover go-to food. Don’t eat that greasy hamburger portion at night or in the morning, instead look for more healthy food. Here’s one listing I found about hangover foods: 25 Best Foods for a Hangover Cure-Ranked. Try to eat those instead.
I totally have tried every one of these tips and I think everyone should know them! Have you tried any of these and what are your hangover skin secrets? Share them with us! 🙂