By Alix Turoff
Preparing to ring in the New Year with friends and family traditionally means finding the perfect sequined dress, picking up the champagne and making driving arrangements. But even more important than planning New Year’s Eve is surviving the New Year’s Day hangover. The combination of alcohol and lack of sleep can wreak havoc on your body… and beauty! We’re sharing with you our favorite hangover fixes to help you get through the day after, beautifully. Just add coconut water!
TAKE IT OFF with Alba Botanica® Hawaiian 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes ($5.99)
If you do nothing else before you crawl into bed on New Year’s Eve, be sure to take off that glittery makeup with Alba Botanica’s 3-in-1 clean towelettes. Keep them on your nightstand to remind you to quickly cleanse your face with these wipes before getting under the covers. No need for a wash cloth and separate cleanser, just wipe these towelettes over your face to remove makeup and refresh your pores with pineapple and papaya enzymes.
REFRESH & REDUCE INFLAMMATION with Stila Undercover Conditioning Toner & Moisture Prep ($22)
We love this alcohol-free (thank god!) formula for day after clarity. After you wakeup and grab a coconut water, head to your vanity and grab this toner to sweep away signs of a hangover in one step. Stila’s undercover conditioning toner reduces inflammation and moisturizes with Alpine Rose Stem Cell Technology, Allantoin, Panthenol and Hyaluronic Acid. Our favorite tip: throw it in the refrigerator before you hit the town so it’s cool and ready to go in the morning!
DE-PUFF with Elemis Eyes-Awake Recovery Gel ($66)
While your eyes may be the windows to your soul, they’re also a dead giveaway when it comes to being hungover. Elemis’ recovery gels soothes and rejuvenates tired and puffy eyes. The combination of water of Blue Cornflower and German Chamomile and Mallow extract combat dry, irritated skin which helps revive the eyes while Horsetail works to de-puff the sensitive skin around the eyes.
FAKE A FULL NIGHT’S SLEEP with BY TERRY Touch-Expert Advanced Concealer ($44)
Have a New Year’s brunch to head to – and rather not show up looking like death? Use By Terry’s highlighting concealer brush to cover up any signs of fatigue caused by a big night of partying. It’s super easy to apply and brightens dull areas to awaken shadows and camouflage fine lines. This product literally add’s hours of sleep to your face.
BRING SOME COLOR BACK with CARGO Hydrabronze ($30)
Using CARGO Hydrabronze over the BY TERRY concealer is the perfect combination for hangover beauty. When you’re too lazy or just not feeling up to applying a full face of makeup, you have to prioritize. CARGO Hydrabronze will restore some color to the face making you look like you spent a week in the sun.
RE-DO THE ‘DO with Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray ($25)
Trust us, we get it. Sometimes washing and drying your hair just isn’t the cards, especially when you’re hungover. That’s okay. Oscar Blandi Proto Dry Shampoo Invisible is a complete life saver on days like these. It sprays on clear and cleanses the hair without any water. The light lemon verbena scent is refreshing and natural and the best part is you can save your blowout from the night before, no reason to waste it!
FIX THE HURT with JASON Cooling Minerals & Tea Tree Muscle Pain Therapy ($4.97)
You danced and danced last night and now you feel it in your joints. Just like you would after your favorite spin class, you need to take care of your muscles. JASON’s cooling therapeutic balm offer’s instant pain relief to tired muscles. The combination of pain relievers and anti-inflammatory Tea Tree Oil penetrates the skin to relieve muscle and joint pain. Perfect for after a bubble bath!
Still feeling it? Try this: DIY Body Massage: A Recessionista’s Guide to Relaxation