By Pia Bhattacharya, SELF magazine
So you got a little too cozy with your eggnog this weekend and woke up with fond, fuzzy memories to last you until next Christmas. The trouble is, you also woke up with dull, thirsty looking skin. With New Year's Eve approaching, prep your skin to party and still look fab the next day with these helpers for hungover skin.
Hydrate: First things first - drink water! Drinking alcohol dehydrates your body, causing your skin to lose its firmness and dewy appearance. It also causes blood flow to be directed away from your skin and to your vital organs, so your skin has poorer circulation. All of these result in that dry, dullness you see in the mirror. So, load up on that H2O!
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Reduce puffy eyes: While good old tea bags will do the trick, cold spoons will give you that aaah feeling. Place two spoons in your freezer for about ten minutes, then hold the back of them your eyes for about five minutes. You'll see the puffyness decrease and look more awake.
Perk up your skin: After you wash your face, lock in some moisture - Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief is like a tall glass of water for your skin. It gets rid of dryness and flakyness and comes in a cream/gel or a spray that you can spritz on throughout the day for a pick-me-up, without disturbing your makeup.
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Makeup: Layer on mascara and line your upper lids to draw attention away from redness in the whites of your eyes. A touch of highlighter on the inner corners of your eye will make them look brighter.
Sweep a highlighter or a shimmery bronzer over your cheekbones and along your T-zone to give your skin a subtle glow.
A bold, creamy lip color will not only distract from tired eyes and dullness, it will add some dewyness to your look.
Have happy skin for the holidays!
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