Feeling as tired as Santa? Skin as red as Rudolph’s nose? We spend a long time beautifying for Christmas get-togethers, only to feel (and look!) a little worse for wear the day after. Here’s how to get your festive fabulousness back – even if you’ve only had a few hours’ sleep…
Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise
It’s a skincare regime that women (and men!) have sworn by for centuries and for good reason too! After all, what makes you feel more refreshed than cleansing, toning and moisturising? Okay, so we can’t be angels ALL of the time (especially after a mix of late nights and a few glasses of wine), but we can get back on track the morning after.
Give your skin the TLC it needs by cleansing away last night’s make-up, toning and putting that much-needed moisture back into it. If you have time for a face mask, use the flesh of an avocado, add a tablespoon of honey and make a face paste with it. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse away with water. Your glow will be back in no time!
After a late night, many of us crave a mug of coffee – but actually, we need to step away from the caffeine. Not only does it not sober us up, but also leaves our bodies more dehydrated. That’s why upping water intake after a night out is so important, to keep us hydrated and get us back to our normal selves!
Deep Clean Scrub
Party fake tan now looking streaky or flaky? Scrub away the streaks with a deep cleansing exfoliator made using products from your kitchen cupboard! Mix half a cup of coconut oil with half a cup of brown sugar and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, then head to the shower to beautifully buff your body!
If last night’s ‘hair do’ has turned into today’s ‘hair don’t,’ it’s easy to sort in a few minutes. Just comb and de-tangle ends and matted areas then put into a ponytail. Using your already volumised, backcombed roots, roll the ponytail to your roots, tuck under backcombed hair and pin in place. Alternatively, just leave in a full ponytail for
a relaxed, natural look.
Soothe Me Smoothie
When feeling tired or hungover, it’s so easy to reach for stodgy carbs or sweet treats, but unfortunately, they’ll just lead to us feeling worse. Going for green is the way to inject energy back into post-party slumps.
Our Soothe Me Smoothie recipe is perfect for giving your body the potassium, antioxidants and detox it needs:
What you’ll need:
- Small banana
- Cup of berries
- Handful spinach
- Half a small avocado
- 150ml of water
- A squeeze of lime
Simply add to a blender and mix for two glassfuls of green goodness![/one_half][one_half_last][/one_half_last]
By Shelley Welti