Post-party season skin care saviours
Overdid it a little over the silly season? Countless glasses of Champagne and dancing into the wee hours of the morning may have been a great idea at the time, but now that the party season is coming to a halt, your skin is probably feeling – and showing – the effects.
While a coffee that’s bigger than your head and a hearty meal can work wonders on making you feel better, your skin is probably in dire need of a pick-me-up that greasy food certainly won’t fix.
Try these post-pasty season skin care tricks for looking way fresher than you feel…
Scrub your sins away
Right now, your skin is probably harbouring a whole lot of old dead skin cells, which is why your complexion might look dry and dull. Get your exfoliator onto it immediately. Simply wet your face and hands with warm water and massage an almond-sized amount of exfolitant in circular motions over your skin. Rinse off and pat dry to reveal glowing, healthier-looking fresh skin.
Conquer clogged pores
Wearing heavy make-up and having excessively oily and sweaty skin are your pores’ worst nightmares. These factors are a sure-fire way to end up with clogged pores resulting in – you guessed it – breakouts. Get your hands on some charcoal pore strips and a purifying charcoal mask to help dislodge dirt and grime from your pores for clearer, grease-free skin.
Ditch dark circles
Is the area around your eyes looking a little worse for wear? Banish dark circles and bags with a hit of caffeine from a replenishing eye cream. Caffeine in skin care is excellent for helping to stimulate blood flow around the eyes, which can help to alleviate those dark circles and reduce puffiness.
After too much fun in the sun and drinking alcohol, chances are your skin is feeling pretty parched. Rather than slapping on the thickest moisturiser you can find, treat yourself to a skin-quenching hydrating cream mask for around 15 minutes, then rinse it off and massage a nourishing facial oil into your complexion. Watch your skin drink it all up!
Does your skin tend to suffer after you indulge? What are your post-party season skin care tricks?