Recipe for skin disaster: Booze, lack of sleep and tons of makeup.
Admit it, things got really out of hand at the New Years Eve party and the next day or days, your skin got the short end of the stick.
The good news is that your skin can still recover after all that trauma. Not to mention, you still have to consider those other late night parties you went to during the holidays.
If your skin continues to suffer from dryness, breakouts or dullness, these 10 skin recovery tips after New Years Eve will help your skin pull through:
1. Use Moisturizer
Right now, your skin looks dull and lifeless because it is dehydrated. One of the ways to treat dry skin is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Before applying makeup, use a primer and moisturizer. Pick a primer that doesn’t have silicone as an ingredient. As for the moisturizer, pick something with high SPF to give you sun protection at the same time.
While you can try everything you can to fix your dull skin from the outside, it won’t work if you don’t fix it from the inside. Hence, hydration is the solution. Your body lost a lot water when you chose to drink alcohol instead. Now, the body is taking it out on your skin. So drink 8 glasses of water a day if you can.
3. Remove Makeup Properly
You’ve heard this again and again and still, here I am telling you to remove your makeup properly. If your skin is already suffering from a night of partying, then make sure that you don’t leave a trace of makeup on your skin.
I know, it can really be a hassle removing makeup when you’re dead tired and just want to sleep. But please, do it. Use makeup cleansing wipes if you must, just as long as you rid your face of makeup before you go to bed.
4. Use Facial Masks
Since you need tons of moisturizing and hydrating in the coming days, you can boost it by using facial masks. These masks are huge at the moment because they are formulated with the best ingredients to give the skin the ultimate TLC it needs. So during the day, you can use a facial mask after work or if you prefer, you can also use a sleeping mask to keep your skin moisturized while you sleep.
5. Skin Boosters
Aside from facial masks, you can be more aggressive with skin recovery. There are so-called wonder potions available in the market today that gives the skin a good dose of antioxidants; it will help your skin recover faster as it fights off the impurities. Usually, these potions come in serum form and they also help give your skin the protection it needs to become more immune to external stressors.
6. Brighter Eyes
Still feeling the effects of lack of sleep? Your eyes are suffering my dear. A good way to refresh the eyes and make them look brighter is to use eye treatments. You simply apply the product around the eyes and leave them for a few minutes. If the eye treatment product works well on you, you’ll immediately see how more refreshed and lifted your eyes are.
7. Tame the Redness
Are you suffering from bloodshot eyes lately? If you are, do away with those eye drops and use a natural remedy instead. Soak cotton balls in soy milk and then squeeze out the excess milk and put the balls on your eyes. The milk will help reduce the puffiness and redness. It also adds hydration to the skin!
8. Do Not Forget SPF
If it’s Winter where you live, then there’s probably very little sunlight. But still, do not forget to wear your SPF. Even if the sun isn’t out, there’s still evil UV rays lurking around you and you shouldn’t take that risk, given that your skin is very fragile already. Use SPF, the higher the better!
9. Zip the Zit
It’s highly likely that you’ll get zits during this time too. Your body is weak and your skin is weak, thus, the bacteria is having a ball on your skin. If you have breakouts, you can use a banana peel as a home remedy. Rub the banana peel gently on the pimple as this will reduce inflammation, rub until the peel turns brown. You can continue doing this for 4 days. Tea tree oil can also help dry out pimples fast.
10. Get a Natural Glow
How can you get that natural glow while you’re skin is still on its way to recovery? Ice-cold water! Yep, apply ice-cold water on your face and this will tame the redness, will firm up the skin and more importantly, give the skin a blood boost underneath (which is really what you need to get that glow).
After nights of partying, it’s time to get down to business ladies. You’ve enjoyed yourself and now it’s time to take care of yourself. Your skin needs your love and attention more than ever, so prioritize it in the coming days to get it back in shape! You can do it!
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Originally posted on January 9, 2016 @ 12:00 PM