Woohoo – it's Friday and most of us have been paid!
If you want to spend your hard earned cash on a big night out this weekend, try not to neglect your skin.
As I mentioned yesterday, alcohol can cause the skin to become irritated, dry, and reddened.
Fortunately for you social butterflies, there are many things we can do about it.
Here are my top three tips for avoiding severe skin soreness.
1. Prevention is better than cure
Although the classic glass of milk works, it is best to fill your stomach with a large meal.
The more food there is in the stomach, the longer it takes for alcohol to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Foods that are high in protein or fat are best, as they also help soak up alcohol – a perfect excuse for a burger!
Milk thistle is also a great natural supplement to protect the liver from the harmful effects of alcohol and helps it break down alcohol faster.
It is available in tablet form, so pop it before you go out – it may not save you from hangover hell, but it will help your body get rid of these toxins much faster.
2. Remove the makeup
While panda eyes are generally a sign of a good night the morning after, sleeping in all of the makeup is definitely not good for your skin.
When we sleep, our bodies go through healing and regeneration processes to prepare us for the next day. The skin is no exception – but sleeping in our slaps suffocates the skin and clogs the pores, hindering these important natural processes.
Before you leave the house, place your cleaner and some cotton pads next to your bed. That way you will be rather good at removing your makeup even when it's under the covers!
3rd pick-me-up after the party
Alcohol is known to dry out the skin and to make it dry and dull the next day. It is important to drink plenty of water, and using a moisturizer that is high in essential fatty acids will quickly replenish a tired complexion.
The area around the eyes is often the most meaningful after a heavy night because the surrounding skin becomes darker and swollen. Apply our rejuvenating Echium eye cream straight from the fridge for a quick fix. The cooling effect relaxes the skin and raises its tone so that you can have bright eyes, even if you are not quite bushy!
Sarah's blog on organic skin care – https://blog.paiskincare.com
Sarah is the founder of Pai Skincare, an organic skin care line for sensitive skin.