Party season is here, and there is a good chance you’ll be indulging in some vices - and so you should be. The beginning of a new year is the perfect excuse to celebrate. While it’s great news for your social calendar, the downside of a good old-fashioned night out is the toll it takes on your skin.
To help you ease into 2022 looking fresh, we break down the most common post-party culprits, and the skincare essentials that minimise - or better yet, completely erase - the damage.
Party? What party?
YOU DRINK (WAY)
First, refrain from feeling guilty - if there is any time of the year to get tipsy, it’s now. Second, help yourself bounce back by being kind to your skin.
Alcohol creates inflammation throughout the body including the skin, resulting in effects that far outlast dehydration. Revive your glow with a gentle cleanser and moisturiser in combination with a serum to tighten the skin and re-establish collagen over time.
YOU DON’T REALISE
WHAT TIME IT IS
When we are sleep-deprived, our skin takes on a pasty, puffy and more wrinkled appearance, the body not only suffers from a lack of sleep but also a lack of liquid, oxygen, and minerals. As a result, lymphatic fluids collect in the tissue and cause puffy eyes.
A little massage works wonders. Try massaging the eye gently with an eye cream to de-puff and finish off with an eye mask packed with hyaluronic acid. Pro tip: give your skin a better chance of draining fluid quicker by sleeping elevated on a pillow.
YOU STOP BY A FAST FOOD
JOINT ON THE WAY HOME
That late-night snack you indulge in might just affect more than your waistline. Sodium and refined carbohydrates found in fast food cause an inflammatory response in the body which promotes increased pore size, firmness, and loss of facial contours. Repair from within with Beauty Chef’s Gut Primer Inner Beauty Support to nourish and restore the digestive system or look to Welleco’s THE SUPER ELIXIR™ Alkalizing Formula to remove harmful toxins from the body.
Shop our post-party skincare edit below.
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