Whether you need a full greasy fry-up or get by on paracetamol and a triple espresso, everyone has their own way of dealing with a hangover.
While a night on the sauce is sure to ruin your head and stomach the next day, it also has a nasty way of playing havoc with your appearance. A deathly complexion, desert dry skin, and eye bags darker than the night sky.
But panic not, there are a number of steps you can take to restore your skin, and if not, mask some of those giveaway signs.
Facial mists come into their own on a hangover. A quick spritz of Avene’s cooling Thermal Spring Water spray and you’ll feel approximately 100 times better. Suitable for the most sensitive of skin, it will soothe and hydrate in equal measures.
While the thought of lifting yourself from your bed (or the sofa) might make you wince, showering is guaranteed to make you feel more human again. Make the most of your time spent vertical with with a fancy shower gel. Try Cowshed Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Shower Gel - the invigorating and refreshing blend of Mandarin and Grapefruit essential oils are sure to lift your mood.
Chances are your attempt to remove last night’s makeup probably only involved a quick once-over with a makeup wipe, and that’s if you’re lucky. Give your skin a proper cleanse by massing a balm cleanser such as Oskia’s Perfect Cleanser all over your face and neck, and pat off using a warm flannel.
Suffering from crepe paper like skin? A heavy night is likely to equate to seriously dehydrated skin, but it’s nothing a Hyaluronic acid packed mask can't fix. Origins 'Drink Up' hydrating face mask does what it says on the tin, providing skin with all the moisture it's craving in just ten speedy minutes.
Pop Skyn Iceland’s cooling gels on your under eyes for ten minutes and notice your dark circles disappears, as well as any puffiness go down.
Cheat your way to glowing skin with a brightening primer such as Too Faced’s aptly named Hangover Primer. A hit with beauty bloggers and editors alike, the cocktail of radiance-boosting ingredients will restore your skin to its former dewy glory.
To cover your zombie level of eyebags you’re going to need some industrial strength concealer. Nars’ multi award-winning Radiant Creamy Concealer should do the trick. Enriched with smart light diffusing technology this is a fast track to appearing like you’ve had ten hours shut eye.
The hangover hack favoured by Alexa Chung, wearing bright red lipstick is a genius trick for drawing attention away from your tired eyes. Look for a blue toned red such as 3INA’s lipstick in colour 114.
Bring a pop of colour to your ghostly complexion with a bright blusher. Tap Stila’s sheer cream onto the apple’s of cheeks to bring a luminous glow to your face.
Trick your eyes into looking bright with this miraculous pale pink pencil. Apply to the inner corner of your eye to make you look wide-awake even if you’re counting the hours down until when you’re back in bed.