The holiday season always has its share of rough mornings! Headache, dehydration, dark circles and puffy eyes are the consequences of late nights spent in good company… Here’s how to bring a healthy glow to your face despite lack of sleep and overindulging.
YOUR EMERGENCY KIT
First and foremost, prepare an emergency kit in advance. The day after a late party, while you’re in recovery mode, you probably won’t feel like leaving the comfort of your own home to shop for skin care products. Therefore, make sure you have all you need on hand. Here are 5 practical product suggestions to help you out. Feel free to add in your own favourites!
THE NIGHT BEFORE
Moisturize your face
Above all, don’t forget to remove all your makeup and cleanse your face with makeup remover milk.
To prevent a crumpled and dehydrated early morning look, coat your face with a high performance moisturizing cream before going to bed to refreshes, moisturizes and protects the skin delivering a radiant oil-free glow.
To avoid dehydration, make sure you drink two or three big glasses of water before going to bed. To restore fresh and radiant skin, keep on drinking plenty of water the next day.
If you aren’t too tired, you can apply a moisturizing mask one hour before bedtime, or early in the morning. Opt for a thermal water based high performance moisturizing mask by Avène or Vichy. And if you don’t have the energy to wait a few minutes before going to sleep, apply a moisturizing serum to your clean skin. You’ll wake up with a radiant complexion and feel energized.
Apply an instant beauty lifting ampoule
The instant beauty lifting ampoule is a great friend on rough mornings. Full of active ingredients like marine collagen and vitamin C, a firmness and radiance booster, it lets you wave goodbye to tired lines and a dull complexion. It even attacks wrinkles and fine lines. Talk about killing two birds with one stone!
Apply the instant lifting beauty ampoule after cleansing your skin. Pour half the contents of the ampoule into the palm of your hand and gently dab it on your face and neck. Repeat with the other half of the ampoule, this time focusing on the areas that need it the most on your face. Then apply your moisturizing cream and an eye contour treatment.
Decongest the bags under your eyes
Start by massaging the area around your eyes to reactivate the lymphatic circulation. Then apply an eye contour tightening and firming treatment.
Treat dark circles
Dark circle reducer eye patches are an easy and affordable solution to fight tired eyes. All on their own, they help erase wrinkles by filling them in, eliminate dark circles and increase elasticity of the very fragile eye contour area. Ideal for obtaining a rested look on the first application.