By Saya Skincare
We’ve all done it. Whether it be having far too many rosés or the fact that you’ve had a total of 3 hours of sleep. The aftermath of a night out can result in a pounding headache, a dry mouth, and skin screaming for hydration.
Looking for an ultimate hangover cure for your skin or a morning-after skin fix? Here’s our step-by-step New Year’s Day skincare routine. Guaranteed to make your face feel fresh!
To repair the skin after drinking, the most important rule is hydration. Alcohol is the enemy when it comes to glowing skin. Drink 2-3 large glasses of water. Or if you have handy, electrolytes will save your life! Electrolytes replenish your body with the minerals (sodium, calcium, potassium, chloride, phosphate, and magnesium) you need to retain fluids and expel toxins. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to Gatorade, try coconut water. The perfect remedy for a hangover.
The Spoon Trick
Have puffy eyes or dark circles? Put two teaspoons in the freezer before you take a shower. After you’ve cleansed your face and body, place spoons against the skin of your eyes. Take a few moments to sit back, relax, and revive those tired eyes.
Shower & Cleanse
Felling groggy is a standard part of being hungover and taking a cold shower can really help. If you’d like to take it that little step further, having a warm bath beforehand will increase your circulation and raise your heart rate. This will also help your body get rid of the toxins from the alcohol.
Next- give your body some tender loving care! Start with our Lime & Lemongrass Body Wash, naturally perfumed with essential oils to give you an uplifting aromatherapy session.
It’s highly likely you didn’t clean your skin as well as thought you may have the night before or even at all (let’s face it, we’ve all been there). Go for a double cleanse to ensure all makeup is removed from your face and pores are de-clogged. Opt for a gentle cleanser with soothing ingredients. Our Foaming Cleanser is ideal for removing makeup and impurities without drying the skin. Not only that, but it’s formulated with Kakadu Plum, Chamomile, and Aloe Vera to help brighten, soothe, and purify.
Exfoliate the face using a gentle chemical exfoliant. Saya’s AHA Face Exfoliant will gently breakdown dead skin cells to reveal fresh skin, giving face creams & serums a better chance of penetrating the skin.
Brighten & Hydrate
Drinking alcohol deprives cells of the water they need, leaving your skin looking dry and dull. It’s super important to apply a combination of brightening and hydrating products in times like these.
The first step is a face mist. Saya’s Rose Water Toning Mist will feed your skin hydration, perfectly prepping the skin for the nourishing ingredients yet to come! It’ll instantly make you feel refreshed and is a great start to restoring moisture levels. To give your skin the ultimate hangover cure, our Glow Serum (rich in Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid) will instantly plump, revive, and brighten the skin!
Next - apply Balance Moisture, rich in Hyaluronic Acid to target dehydration. Soothing Aloe Vera will help to repair the skin after drinking and minimise puffiness. If you’re still needing a little extra hydration, our Renew Serum will lock in moisture and rejuvenate the skin with essential fatty acids, perfect for plumping and hydrating the skin. With the power of Argan Oil and Kakadu Plum, you’ll be looking radiant in no time! Take a few moments to massage serum into the skin.
Best Hangover Food
Although you might be craving greasy food, be mindful that fatty, oily foods can upset the stomach, making a hangover worse. Dark, leafy greens are among some of the most nutritious foods available. They contain a variety of nutrients, amino acids, and minerals that help the body recover from the effects of alcohol. Try adding some spinach to an omelet. Or even better, grab yourself a smoothie high in antioxidants (berries) or potassium (bananas). It will make a great alternative to an unhealthy meal. Yum!
And there you have it…
We’ve all been there! Following these simple steps will make that nasty hangover slightly easier to deal with. Or even better, you may trick your friends into thinking you’ve had an early night with no regrets.. (no promises).