If you plan on burning the candle at both ends, 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 Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser straight onto dry skin. This nourishing rosehip seed oil based cleanser dissolves all types of makeup and is especially gentle on dehydrated and sensitive complexions. If you’re away from home, eliminate panda eyes with Patchology Clean AF Cleansing Wipes.
Infused with vitamins and antioxidants, they melt away makeup, cleanse, soften and moisturize 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 Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub. This daily exfoliator boosts skin brightness and helps to combat dehydration with hyaluronic acid.
Eyes are the biggest give-away when it comes to a late night, but Chantecaille Rose de Mai Eye Lift means you can make it through the day without having to hide behind an oversized pair of sunglasses. The cooling ceramic pen applicator encourages lymphatic drainage and so helps to reduce puffiness.
Packed with active ingredients, including algae tensing blend and Persian silk tree extract, it works to firm the delicate eye area and boost radiance.
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 and brightening sheet mask soaked in sodium hyaluronate, like Eve Lom Brightening Face Mask 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 glow, such as Aurelia Revitalise and Glow Serum which works calm overstimulated skin with a blend of probiotics and nourishing natural oils.
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. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum 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 Odacité Aloe + Immortelle Hydra-Repair Treatment Mist, a refreshing veil that helps tighten pores. If your morning after suffering is more than just physical, stay calm by rolling Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Mind Roller Ball onto pulse points – its relaxing blend of pure essential oils including wild chamomile, rosemary and frankincense will help ease emotional tension.