hangover skincare

I'm not much for preaching when it comes to overindulgence (or anything else, for that matter), so if you purposefully or accidentally party a wee bit too hard on New Year's Eve or, really, any night, please do keep this hangover helper skincare checklist at hand. No need for your skin to be impaired just because your judgment may have been. 

THE NIGHT BEFORE
As far as getting tipsy in the first place, I can only advise you to drink plenty of water and, for heavens sake, don't drive drunk. I am however, here to help you prepare wisely. Forgive me for sounding like a nag with such obvious skincare advice as "Don't forget to take off your make-up before bed!", but given the circumstances, I imagine a little reminder in writing won't hurt. Bonus advice: Keep all beauty products out and at hand BEFORE you begin drinking and partying. 

Remove Make-up
S.W. Basics Makeup Remover ($14)
Arcona Cranberry Toner ($32)

Nourish Skin While You Sleep
Eslor Active Night Cream ($95 in the shop)
My Prime Transformative Night Cream ($92)

THE MORNING AFTER
If you didn't properly do so the night before, remove all traces of makeup and any dirt or grime accumulated throughout the night (I'm not suggesting you fell on your face while inebriated, in bed or out, but just in case). From there, it's all about hydrating oxygen-deprived skin, calming redness and dilated blood vessels, lightening the bags under puffy eyes and brightening telltale hangover circles.

These are some of our favorite heavy-hitting, hangover helper skincare solutions.

Cleanse Well
Josh Rosebrook Moisturizing Cleanser  ($27)
Living Nature Vitalising Cleanser ($30)
Ultra Clear Facial Brush ($86)

Use a Hydrating Toner 
Stemulation AHA Herbal Balancing Toner ($38)
Sevani Rose Hyaluronic Age Defying Tonique ($39 in the shop)

Calm Redness
Medik8 Red Alert  ($60 in the shop)
Michael Todd Knu Anti-Aging Face Lift  ($69)

Pack Away Under-Eye Bags and Circles 
Your Best Face Correct  ($150 in the shop)
Retrospect Flash Firm Eye Gel ($70)

Combat Dryness
Hyalogic Episilk Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($59.95)
La Vie Celeste Extra Rich Cream   ($75 in the shop)
Snowberry Nourishing Rich Day Cream ($96)

Restore Glow
Royal Nectar Face Mask with Bee Venom  ($68)
Your Best Face Clarity ($40)

Hide Imperfections
RMS Beauty "Un" Cover Up Concealer
W3LL People Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick