We’ve all been there: you’re hanging out with friends and decide to have just one drink…but before you know it, you’re two bottles deep. And now you’ve woken up with a hangover.
But actually getting through a hangover? It’s tough because not only do symptoms include pounding headaches, nausea, and fatigue, but your skin is also suffering. So below are our personal favorite tips and tricks to hydrate and refresh your skin after a long night out.
Trust us, your skin will thank you.
Guzzle down that H2O. Your skin is likely dry because you’re incredibly parched — and since alcohol is a diuretic, your body loses a lot of fluids, thus causing dehydration. Replenish your body by squeezing fresh lemon into mineral water. This will replenish your body with sufficient amounts of liquid, and will also aid it during the detox process.
Exfoliate! Alcohol damages skin cells, so exfoliate and remove all the dead skin to help your skin generate new healthy cells. Our favorite exfoliant is O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel Face (featured in the FabFitFun Editor’s Box) because it uses enzymes and all-natural ingredients to reenergize and brighten your face!
Tone. Facial toners help restore your skin to its natural pH levels and stimulate your skin’s detoxification process. Your body could use some leveling out especially when it’s hungover. Try a witch hazel toner as it’s ultra soothing and helps to eliminate unwanted texture on the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is your new BFF. With the help of hyaluronic acid, dull, dry skin doesn’t stand a chance. Hyaluronic acid is practically worshipped in the beauty industry for its magical plumping powers. The acid helps your skin synthesize collagen and hydrates skin tissues! A pump of the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster (one of the mystery items in the Editor’s Box), right before you apply moisturizer, will ensure maximum moisture retention.
Moisturize, duh! As mentioned before, hangovers are the culprit for dehydrated, dull skin, and your skin is especially vulnerable to toxins and dry climates that may be surrounding you. Choosing the right moisturizer is key in restoring and protecting your skin. OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream (one of the mystery items in the Editor’s Box) is the perfect product because it provides a barrier between your skin and the external environment, all while keeping your base nicely hydrated.
xx, The FabFitFun Team
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