‘Tis the season of festive gatherings and New Year’s Eve bashes. And although it’s great to let our hair down, we can’t let our skin down in the process. Regular late nights and too many glasses of bubbles equate to dehydrated, tired-looking skin and that’s the last thing our complexions deserve. Use our tried and tested tips below to hide any traces of fatigue and keep your skin glowing amidst the socialising.
Drinking water before you get into bed after a night out can be a lifesaver the next morning, as dehydration is one of the main symptoms of feeling, erm, fragile. Restore the hydration levels in your body by having a few glasses before you sleep. This will also help flush out toxins.
2. Don’t forget make-up remover
It’s essential to remove your make-up when you get home. Use a gentle micellar water with a cotton pad to remove foundation and eye make-up and ensure your skin is squeaky clean before your head hits the pillow. Leaving make-up on your skin can result in breakouts and redness. No, thanks!
3. Moisture prep
Once you’ve removed your make-up, slather your skin in a nourishing night-time moisturiser. This will help lock in moisture and prevent your skin from feeling tight and uncomfortable the next day.
4. Hair refresh
A hair wash is the best way to lift one’s spirit and we love this purifying shampoo from Sisley Paris. It’ll leave your hair and scalp feeling fresh and flake-free, with a delicate fragrance. If you’re prone to an oily scalp, we suggest a double wash to get rid of any impurities in the hair.
5. Mask up
If you skipped the night-time moisturiser and your skin’s feeling a bit ‘meh’, opt for a face mask. Pop on a feel-good movie, along with your mask, put your feet up and enjoy the pamper session. This iconic Black Rose Mask from Sisley Paris contains anti-ageing ingredients that target signs of fatigue, getting your skin back on track in no time.
6. Prevent puffiness
Dark rings and puffiness under the eyes are normal after a late night. Once you’ve done your facial mask, and you’ve noticed that your eye bags haven’t subsided, apply a hydrating eye mask to soothe and treat the area.
7. Skip the exfoliating
Once you’ve cleansed the next morning, steer clear of your exfoliator. This is because your skin might be more prone to sensitivity after a night out. The main focus should be on replenishing your skin with moisture and keeping it calm with soothing products, such as masks.
8. Conceal and correct
Presenting the oldest trick in the book and, arguably, the most effective: concealer! If you need to pop out and cover up, choose a trusted concealer to add brightness to your under-eye area, as well as using it on any patches of redness on the skin to even out your complexion.