Party season is officially here, hurrah! But it can be something of a struggle to look revived and refreshed the morning after the night before. A heap of late nights and too much champagne sipping can take its toll on our complexions. Thankfully, we’ve found the perfect pick me ups that will take your skin from drab to fab in an instant.
When it comes to dull, dehydrated skin Vitamin C is a major deal. It boosts radiance and enhances natural glow; everything you need to faux a great night’s sleep and soothe away the evidence of party burn out. We recommend The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Skin Reviver Spray, £14. It contains light-reflecting particles to revive a dull, lacklustre complexion. Spritz on to freshly cleansed skin before your moisturiser to give your skin the TLC it deserves.
Puffy eyes are one of the biggest telltale signs of a great night out so be sure to disguise yours with a clever multifunctional product. Clinque’s All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage, £21 is one of the best bag-battling products around. Massage the cooling serum on to your under eye area to hydrate and brighten. The clever built-in roller ball banishes bags to instantly soothe under-eye fatigue.
Alcohol is seriously dehydrating which is why our skin never looks its best after a night on the town. Replenish lost moisture with a brightening product to restore clarity and even out your skin tone. Origins Brighter by Nature SPF 35 Skin Tone Correcting Moisturiser, £35 will tick most of your morning-after skin care needs. It’s packed full of skin-illuminating ingredients like Japanese basil leaf, cucumber, peony and vitamin c to brighten dull, tired-looking skin.
Stay away from the heavy make-up post-party and opt for a luminous lightweight foundation that will make your skin look fresh and healthy. Chanel’s Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid Makeup, £34, gives a flawless finish without the heaviness. The moisturising formula brightens and revives tired skin. If your Christmas beauty budget won’t stretch, Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, £9.99 is a great purse-friendly alternative.
WORDS: Natalie Baker.