We’ve all been there. One moment, the night is young, and then next you’re on your sixth tequila shot and the bar staff are calling last orders.
Eight in ten Brits aged 18 and above (82%) say they drink alcohol, whether that be at parties, in bars, or a few glasses of wine with a nice meal.
But what effect does it have on the skin? Well, unfortunately, alcohol causes your body and skin to lose fluid, which is why we often look dehydrated after a big night out. As a result, dry skin wrinkles more quickly and therefore can make us look dull and grey.
If you’re looking to cure hungover skin and minimise the negative effects of alcohol on your complexion, here are some top tips to consider:
Give your skin a break from heavy makeup, especially when it’s already feeling the effects of a hangover. Let your skin breathe and recover.
If you enjoy a sun-kissed look, you can consider using tan drops for a natural-looking tan. Tan drops provide a subtle glow while moisturising the skin. One popular option is to use tanning drops as these can be added to your existing moisturiser, serum, or oil to create a custom tan.
Alcohol is dehydrating, and dehydration can take a toll on your skin. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to replenish lost moisture and help your skin regain its vitality. Opt for hydrating beverages like coconut water or herbal tea.
Lack of sleep can exacerbate the signs of a hangover, including dull and tired-looking skin. Make sure to get a good night’s sleep to allow your body to repair and rejuvenate itself, which will positively impact your skin’s appearance.
If you struggle with falling asleep or having restful sleep, you can consider using a sleep aid like a pillow spray to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality. One product that you might find helpful is the Super Sleep Pillow Spray. It typically contains ingredients like lavender, chamomile, and other natural extracts known for their calming properties.
Nourishing your body with healthy, nutrient-rich foods can aid in skin recovery. Include foods high in antioxidants, such as fruits and vegetables, to combat oxidative stress caused by alcohol. Foods rich in vitamins C and E, like citrus fruits and nuts, can help promote skin healing.
When cleansing your face, opt for a gentle cleanser such as the Drunk Elephant Beste. Generally, one that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Look for pH-balanced cleanser that is suitable for your skin type. Avoid using harsh exfoliants or scrubs, as they can further irritate your skin.
Alcohol can deplete the skin’s moisture levels, leading to dryness and flakiness. Apply a hydrating moisturiser, as it’s formulated with hydrating ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, to provide deep hydration and promote a healthy skin barrier.
Remember, these tips can help alleviate some of the temporary effects of a hangover on your skin, but the best way to maintain healthy skin is to moderate alcohol consumption and practice a consistent skincare routine. It’s a marathon, not a sprint!