Post Party Tips to Rejuvenate Tired Skin
Attending parties and dressing up can be lots of fun! However, daily application of heavy makeup coupled with late nights, junk food and increased alcohol consumption, can wreak havoc on your skin.
However, there is no need to go AWOL and cancel all your social dos. All you need to do in order to look your radiant best (with or without makeup), are follow these simple tips to achieve that clear glowing skin without damaging your social life:
Add Spark to Your Eyes: The skin around your eyes is the first place to show signs of fatigue and aging. Using cucumber slices or teabags steeped in lukewarm water on your eyes can help alleviate the puffiness around your peepers. Gently apply some eye cream around the eye area before sleeping. Benefit brand’s It’s Potent! eye cream has received rave reviews online. You can either purchase it from your nearest Sephora store.
Hydrate Your Skin: Ofcourse you’ve heard that upping your water intake is good for your skin! Clichéd as that may sound, it is good advice. One way to make it easier to gulp down that final litre of H2O is to add slices of cucumber, lemon and a few mint leaves in a jug of water. Refrigerate, filter and enjoy a delicious refreshing concoction minus the calories from soft drinks or alcohol! This drink is also excellent for detoxing. Just sip on it all day and minimize your intake of heavy foods. Also, for people with acne-prone skin, try products and face washes with salicylic acid in them to help slough of the dead skin.
No More Thirsty Lips: Your lips are another area to show signs of dehydration if you’re consuming too much alcohol (was it 2 or 5 glasses of wine that you had last night?!). So now that you’ve recovered from your hangover, it’s time to pamper those lips with some lip salve. Try the Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm for fantastic results.
Detoxify Your Stomach: If you tummy is unhappy with all the heavy fried grub you’ve been having, then the results show up on your skin in the form of acne and dull skin. Make sure to get at least 10-15 grams of fibre in your diet and combine it with a minimum of 2 litres of water per day for glowing skin!
Partying is a lot of fun, but do take a ‘night off’ every now and then to sleep early. Dim the lights and give all your electronic gadgets a rest. Soak your feet in warm water with salt, read a good book or simply spend some quiet moments to help you relax before bedtime.
If you’re too wired for sleep, then using lavender and patchouli oils can help you de-stress. Apply a few drops on your pillow or rub a few drops on your neck and wrists and enjoy a deeper sleep. You will wake up feeling refreshed and ready for your crazy day ahead!