Party nights are usually spent sipping bubbles, dancing up a storm and looking fabulous. However the morning after a party can be a little less glamorous – and your complexion may be feeling and showing the signs of the classic hangover skin, a little dull and lifeless. Any seasoned party goer has their go-to hangover skin cure. So along with your coffee and carb-laden meal, here’s how to manage a complexion hangover.
The After Party
After tossing your dress and heels aside and flopping into bed, it’s quite likely you forgot the golden rule of always removing your make-up before bed, we have all done it. So the first step of the hangover skin care routine is to start afresh the next morning by giving your face a once-over with QV Face Cleansing Wipes. Ideally you’ll have a stash on your bedside table so you can do this before you even get out of bed! Wipe your face in gentle strokes, paying particular attention around the eye area and T-zone, and you can do a thorough cleanse later in the shower.
Raise a (Water) Glass
Speaking of your nightstand – hopefully you will have planned ahead and already have a bottle of water handy. Drinking and dancing until dawn is likely to have left you, and your skin, completely parched. Hydrate from within by keeping up your fluid intake throughout the day.
Scrub Away Party Sins
Once you’ve managed to drag your partied-out self to the bathroom, you’ll want to make some quick and strategic skin care moves to brighten up that dry and dull post-party hangover skin. Reach for the Elucent Even Tone Exfoliating Cleanser and apply using circular motions and splashing with warm water. This ritual will not only help clear away dead skin cells to reveal fresh skin, but will also mentally help you feel refreshed and prepared to face the day.
Tired, dull skin is an unwanted party souvenir, occurring as a result of dehydration and limited sleep. Rehydrating the skin is crucial at this point to restore your skin to its former pre-party glory – and you’ll want to address it with a two pronged approach by using a hydrating mask followed by a face moisturiser. Try a combo of QV Face Purifying Mask and QV Face Moisturising Day Cream SPF 30 to breathe new life into party weary complexions.
Eye of the Party Storm
Darkness and dryness around the eye area are tell-tale signs of a big night out – so you may like to call in the services of an eye specific hydrating product like QV Face Revitalising Eye Cream. We recommend applying the eye cream with a ‘tap and roll’ motion of the fingertip, as this encourages blood flow to the area to make the eyes appear more awake.
Dry lips are an often overlooked post-party symptom – and it’s all thanks to things like drinking, talking and wearing that matte statement lippie! An application of QV Face Lip Balm SPF 30+ can help soothe and soften dried out lips. Keep one in your pocket and top up your lips whenever you feel the need.
Oversized sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat are essentials when you have to go outside and face the real world the morning after a big night out. When your skin is looking worse for wear, it can be tempting to slather on heavy make-up – but try and refrain! Keeping your make-up to a minimum after a party night gives your skin a much needed chance to breathe. Instead, opt for a light layer of coverage with a sheer tinted sunscreen. SunSense Anti-Ageing Face Matte SPF 50+*, provides broad spectrum protection and leaves your complexion with a hint of dewy glow.
*Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear to further reduce risk. Frequent re-application is required.
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