With all the holiday parties and dinners coming up, I know a lot of you will be finding ways to look your best. But what about after the party? Greasy food, staying up late and drinking more can all take a toll on you the next day. This post-party recovery routine will help you spring back so you're fresh and ready for the next party.
The Night Of
Hydrate: Especially with excess alcohol consumption, the minute you get home, make sure to drink at least two glasses of water to help hydrate your body. Not only will drinking the water help you feel better now, it will also help reduce the chances of the huge hangover the day after.
Get Clean: Okay, so maybe you're not up to jumping in the shower right away. But chances are you wore make-up to your holiday party and it's important to use a good quality makeup remover like the Babor Hy-Ol Gentler Cleanser to get rid of it. Going to bed with the makeup on will only clog your pores and give you unwanted raccoon eyes the next day.
Moisturize: Finally, before you collapse in bed, quickly apply a moisturizer to your face. I recommend using one specific made for you face like the all natural and organic Whish recovering night cream instead of a general body lotion. You want something specifically made to combat the dryness of the face as well as things like under eye circles.
Rest: Now you can sleep! And try and get at least 8 hours.
The Day After
Hydrate (yes, again): First thing in the morning get another couple of glasses of water into your body. Even if you don't feel like it! By the time your body tells you you're thirsty, you've probably already been thirsty for a while. So get hydrating right away.
Recharge and Relax: I know the holidays can be go-go-go, but between parties you want to take some time to recharge so you don't get burned out. And you can do double duty and take care of your skin at the same time. I would recommend taking a bath with some Dresdner's bath salts and maybe even putting a Maskeraide face mask on for good measure!
Exfoliate: Surprised I didn't mention this sooner? Right after a party taking the time to exfoliate probably isn't at the top of your to-do list. But the day after you should make time for it. A product like the Konjac sponge is a great way to exfoliate because all you have to do is add water because the product is already in the exfoliating sponge.
Moisturize: Finally, before you go putting on any more makeup for holiday brunches or lunch parties, put on a good day moisturizing. The Babor Daily Moisturizing Cream provides 24-hours moisturization with pomegranate extract and hyaluronic acid to thoroughly hydrate skin.
And that's it! You're ready to get to the next party! Don't forget that you can always come in for a facial, nail, wax and more to get party-ready. And there're tons of high-quality post-party helper products to keep you going for the whole holiday season.