Getting in a lot of holiday cheer? In addition to a pounding headache, over-indulging in alcohol will severely dehydrate the skin, resulting in skin tightness/dryness and puffiness the next morning. Here are my expert skincare tips to get your skin looking and feeling better in no time.
When their skin is parched, most people tend to reach for a rich moisturizer and slather it on. But since drinking alcohol mostly depletes water, the focus needs to be on putting water back into the skin, not oil. Hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate, and sodium PCA are all great ingredients to quench thirsty skin cells and restore them to a healthier state.
You can find these in water-based products like Hyaluronic acid serums. Your skin can’t get enough hydration today! Hyaluronic acid serums is a super hydrating serum that works really well. It’s a great way to completely reset the skin.
I love this trick, here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Fill your bathroom sink with cold water and toss in 15 ice cubes.
Step 2: Pour 1/3 of a cup of natural witch hazel into the water. Try to use one that is alcohol-free such as Balancing Skin Tonic.
Step 3: 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, while witch hazel has natural anti-inflammatory, puffiness-reducing properties. It also might provide some relief for your headache. (If you don’t have any witch hazel on hand, then just dunk your face into the cold ice water.)
Depending on what time you got in at night, there’s a chance that you may not wash your face. If you didn’t, do it right away as your skin will get instantly refreshed when it’s clean. Plus, your eyes will feel so much better when your sticky, clumpy mascara is removed.
Use cleanser to cleanse your skin. Don’t have this cleanser? No problem! Get some peppermint, spearmint, or eucalyptus essential oils, and add one drop into the palm of your hand and mix it into your cleanser.
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