At some point or another, most of us will experience hangovers. And they are the worst.
Not only do they leave us with a splitting headache, a dodgy gut and often a whole lotta regret, but they can also leave our skin looking, and feeling, worse for wear. Fortunately, you can get back on track if you follow these three steps. It might seem hard now, but you’ll thank us later. We promise.
1. Rise and Shine
The worst part about waking up the morning after a big night out is the initial getting-out-of-bed process. When your head feels like it has a bowling ball trapped inside it, the desire to get up and move around is pretty much nonexistent. But even though you convince yourself that staying under the covers is the best thing to do, the opposite is actually true. Moving around when you’re hungover is necessary to get your blood flowing normally. This will also help to get some colour back in those cheeks.
2. Drink Up
Some people say that a ‘hair of the dog’ approach is the best way to start feeling human again. Others swear by Creme Soda. They are both wrong. The answer to feeling better on the inside as well as on the outside is to start getting water into your system – stat! Drinking water is not only important because it keeps us alive, but it also reduces the inflammation that makes you look puffy after a night of boozing. As we know, hydrated skin is healthy skin, so you should start chugging immediately.
3. Love Your Lotion
As we already know, drinking copious amounts of alcohol might quench your thirst when you’re in party mode, but it is actually super-dehydrating. This is why you wake up feeling like you’re on death’s door. Dehydration affects your whole body, including your skin, which means that when you wake up it’s time to reach for the most moisturizing facial cream you own. Remove any residual makeup from the night before thoroughly and apply a liberal amount of rich, rehydrating cream. You’ll be looking fresh again in no time.
Hopefully, you’ve learnt your lesson. But if not, at least you know how to deal with the skin care fallout.
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