If you plan on burning the candle at both ends this week, you might be in need of a few survival skincare tips for the morning after the night before. Luckily for you, we’re here to point you in the direction of our go-to products for when the going gets tough. Stick with us and we’ll have you back at the bar and ordering an espresso martini by 6pm…
Rise and Shine
If you fell into bed without removing your makeup, don’t fret, it happens to the best of us. To combat the inevitable morning after dullness, simply massage Caudalie’s Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil straight onto dry skin. This almond-scented oil dissolves all types of makeup, including stubborn waterproof mascara, and is especially gentle on dehydrated and sensitive complexions.If you’re away from home, eliminate panda eyes with RMS Beauty Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipes. Infused with coconut oil, known for its antibacterial properties, they melt away makeup, cleanse, soften and moisturise skin in one swift (and convenient) sweep.
At this point you may have already caught a glimpse of your reflection in the mirror, but don’t despair, pour yourself a coffee and reach for REN Micro Polish Cleanser.
This two-in-one foaming cleansing is like a fruit cocktail (too soon?!) for the skin. Formulated with Mexican papaya, glycolic acid from pineapple extract and amber micro beads it gently exfoliates to transform tired, lifeless skin.
Eyes are the biggest give-away when it comes to a late night, but Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Eye Revitalising Duo means you can make it through the day without having to hide behind an oversized pair of sunglasses. Give the Revitalise & Brighten Eye Dew a good shake to activate the formula before pressing onto and around the eye socket.
The cooling rollerball applicator encourages lymphatic drainage and so helps to reduce puffiness. Then use the tip of your ring finger to apply the eye cream over the top. Packed with active ingredients, including arnica, centella asiatica and butcher’s broom, it works to reduce inflammation and dark circles.
Caffeine is another quick-fix when it comes to relieving tired and puffy eyes. An anti-inflammatory, caffeine helps to reduce excess fluid that builds up around the eye area causing the swelling or puffiness that often occurs after not enough sleep. It also works to constrict small blood vessels helping to reduce any tell-tale signs of redness.
Patchology Eye Revive FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels are ideal for hungover mornings as applying them requires minimal hand/eye coordination and it takes just five minutes for their magic to work. The patch technology accelerates the delivery of essential ingredient caffeine, and the patches stay put – so you get the ingredients where you need them most.
Alcohol dehydrates your body and leaves your skin looking dull and dry, which in turn makes fine lines and pores more apparent – hence the less-than-fresh face the morning after. The solution is simple though; pop a hydrating sheet mask soaked in hyaluronic acid on for an instant hydration hit. Although you may be feeling a little slow, we suggest putting this on while you’re getting dressed or drying your hair. Even better, put it in the fridge while you’re in the shower – the coldness is ideal for combating signs of puffiness.
Replace lost vitamins and antioxidants with a bounce-back boost in the form of a serum. Loaded with a high concentration of active ingredients, serums sink deep down into the skin fast. We suggest formulas that help boost oxygen intake, such as Oskia’s Get Up & Glow Radiance & Energy Booster, which works to recharge cell energy and increase the cell’s levels of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
Alternatively, vitamin C is essential for building collagen to tighten and firm skin, giving it an all-round more radiant appearance. Replace lost moisture levels with Sunday Riley C.E.O Anti-Oxidant Protect and help to detoxify further by using your fingertips to gently tap the product into skin to increase your micro-circulation and bring more oxygen to the cells.
Post Lunch Pick-Me-Ups
Keep the momentum going and avoid a post-lunch lull by regularly spritzing your complexion with a hydrating mist such as Caudalie Beauty Elixir, a refreshing veil that helps tighten pores. If your morning after suffering is more than just physical, stay calm by dabbing your pulse points with This Works Stress Check Breathe In – its relaxing blend of pure essential oils including eucalyptus lavender and frankincense will help ease emotional tension.