So, that last night was supercalifragalisticexpealaepic, and now you've found yourself with a splitting headache and zombie-like complexion. We've all been there!
Hangovers are no small inconvenience, and they can have some pretty gnarly effects on your skin's health. Hangovers mean fatigue, dehydration and the temptation to binge on greasy foods, all of which can cause your skin to look dull, bloated and greasy. You might feel like hell but that doesn’t mean you have to look it too!
Of course, one of the best things you can do for your hangover is to chug water and replenish your electrolytes. But if you want to infuse your skin with vitamins, antioxidants and other goodies from the outside in, here are a few tips and tricks to ensure that you at least appear human.
Energize skin with a scrub: The simplest way to give skin a post-night out wake-up call is by using a face scrub. Not only will the tiny exfoliating particles they contain remove the dry, dead cells that litter the surface of the skin making it look dull and lifeless, the very act of scrubbing will bring blood to the surface of the skin, boosting circulation and improving your complexion in the process.
Rehydrate skin: Put some water back into your thirsty skin cells. Alcohol depletes the body of vitamin A (which is needed for healthy cell turnover) and robs skin of moisture, which can leave it looking dull, dry and grey. What’s ever worse, dry skin ages faster, which might explain why many alcoholics look so care worn.
One of the best things you can do for your hangover is to chug water (or even better is coconut water) to replenish your electrolytes to restore some balance, but a good skin moisturizer will instantly give skin a boost and improve its appearance too. Try B True Beauty's 100% Pure & Organic Marula Oil which is a superstar beauty oil that improves tired, hungover complexions.
Perform a cold ice water splash to reduce facial puffiness:
Step 1: Fill your bathroom sink with cold water and toss in 15 ice cubes.
Step 2: Dunk your face (yes, dunk, don’t just splash) in and out ten times. How does it get rid of puffiness? Cold temperatures shrink capillaries and stimulate drainage. It also might provide some relief for your headache.
Prevention tip: Something to consider for your next night out...Try to follow every drink you consume with an 8 oz glass of water to help prevent the unnecessary hugging the porcelain throne, splitting headache and zombie-like complexion.