Party season is almost upon us. As much as we love a good time, all those late nights and seasonal cocktails can wreak havoc on our skin. Rather than risk not looking your best at a must-attend event, do what you can to detox your skin and revive your complexion between parties.
Drink lots of water
Make it your goal to drink a glass of water between every alcoholic beverage to stay hydrated and avoid getting too tipsy. It’s also a good idea to start your post-party day with a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon (juice of one half lemon) rather than coffee. The H2O-citrus combo will help flush the toxins out of your body, which you need if you’ve over-indulged. Plus, maintaining adequate hydration levels will help keep skin supple and looking fresh despite your extra two (or three) cocktails the night before.
Pamper skin with a mask
Tired skin is lackluster skin. Invest in a hydrating mask to get your complexion ready for yet another party. Best bet: Apply your mask as you lie back in a hot bath enhanced with a sea salt bath soak, which works to pull toxins from your body and sooth tired muscles. When you emerge, you’ll feel better overall and your skin will thank you. Finish with your favorite moisturizer in a holiday-ready scent.
Bath soak pick: 100 Percent Pure
Sea Therapy Eucalyptus Bath Salts ($19)
Mask pick: Origins Drink Up 10 Minute
Mask to Quench Skin’s Thirst ($23)
Add a serum
Whether you want younger-looking skin, brighter skin, healthier skin or just extra hydration, there’s a serum that can help intensify your skin care routine. They’re packed with potent ingredients such as antioxidants, vitamins and plant extracts all formulated with smaller molecules so they better penetrate to deeper layers of the skin. If your post-party skin needs a pick-me-up, think about adding a serum to your arsenal of complexion perfecting products.
Load up on healthy foods
While we love holiday goodies and do our fair share of seasonal indulging, it’s a good idea to try and eat as healthy as possible between parties. What you eat actually affects the look of your skin and the more fruits and veggies you consume, the better your complexion will be. Stock up on leafy greens, berries, citrus fruits and other red, green and yellow items for a maximum antioxidant and nutrient boost.