The holidays are filled with late night errands, shopping trips, stress and merrymaking. It’s unavoidable. You can promise yourself you’ll just pop by that holiday party for a “few minutes,” but you inevitably find yourself hiding behind your sunglasses with a massive hangover the next day.
Every noise is amplified, your body feels like it survived a train wreck, earthquake and volcano, the sun becomes a big fiery scareball and your stomach is churning a cocktail of rum and greasy potato skins that seems like such a good idea at the time. Luckily, you can recover enough to function at work or least hide it from your boss!
Water – Drink some and drink some more. Alcohol is a diuretic, so it dehydrates your skin and body and results in a waxy look and a massive headache.
Brush Your Teeth – And then do it again. And Again. Alcohol will linger on your breath because it is stewing in your stomach. If you can pop to the ladies room during the day, take a travel sized toothbrush and paste. Brush when you can.
De-Puff Your Eyes – Your eyes can lie, but you can banish the signs of debauchery. Try emerginC. The super-soothing gauze eye masks packed with active minerals and calming ingredients that works to calm, reduce puffiness and lighten the under-eye area. If you are in a pinch, throw a couple of spoons in the fridge while you hydrate, brush your teeth and swear off booze. After they have chilled, place them on your eyes for a temporary fix.
Aspirin – Take these little life savers with water. It has anti-inflammatory properties and will help reduce the puffiness and redness.
Wash Up – Using warm, not hot, water scrub the libations off your face. Chances are you fell into bed still wearing your makeup. Try Bioglycolic Face Cleanser with glycolic acid. Jan Marini Skin Research created the cleanser that is soap free, non-irritating, and rinses completely without the need for a post-cleansing toner.
Pink It Up – Lips and cheeks will look lively with some brighter blushing pinks. It will give the impression of being awake and peppy.