It’s been a week since I’ve turned 21, and I’ve had a blast celebrating! As you may have experienced, and as I am learning, going overboard with alcohol can have some serious effects on the way you look the next morning. Luckily, there are a few well known quick fixes to hide a hangover and keep the previous night’s indulgences a secret… unless you Instagrammed the whole night. In that case, you’re on your own!
1. That Night: Cleanse Completely
Although the bed (or floor) is calling your name, don’t knock out until you’ve taken all of your makeup off! Sleeping with your makeup on can lead to skin irritation and breakouts. Ain’t nobody got time for that! For the quickest cleanse and a jump-start on soothing your skin, use the Pond’s Evening Soothe Wet Cleansing Towelettes.
2. The Next Morning: Rehydrate & Moisturize
It’s no secret that alcohol seriously dehydrates your body and skin. As soon as you wake up, replenish with a few glasses of water. Give your face another good cleansing, and then pile on the moisturizer before moving onto your makeup routine. I like to use a medium strength moisturizer that also protects my skin, like the Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer.
3. Chill & Conceal
If you find yourself waking up the night after a rager with massive bags under your eyes, apply chilled tea bags, cucumber slices, or spoons to your under eye area for 10 minutes to bring the swelling down. You can also use ice wrapped in a cloth. Apply a full-coverage concealer like the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer to lighten the dark circles.
4. Light and Bright Face Products
You’ll want to stay away from using a lot of face powders, which will accentuate dry patches and dullness. Stick with a lightweight and buildable foundation like Revlon Nearly Naked, and illuminate with a cream— don’t be afraid to grab a luminous cream shadow to use as a highlight!
5. Open, Neutral Eyes
Go easy on the eyes in terms of makeup, since they are likely to look tired and slightly sunken. Stick to neutral shades, combating redness with a pop of beige liner– like the Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliner in Nude– in your waterline. Curl your lashes and use lengthening mascara that won’t smudge, like the Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara, on the top and bottom to open them up and look more awake.
If all else fails… break out your oversized sunglasses.
How do you hide a crazy night from showing on your face the next day?
…And what’s your best tip for curing hangover sickness?