Well, we’ve covered prepping for the cold and prepping for a party. But what of the next morning? The days of 11am class (sleeping until 10:45) are loooong over; PTOs are precious and cannot be wasted on a hangover. It’s imperative to get up and make every effort to look and feel human. Easier said, right? Here are my lifesavers.
In the immortal words of Queen B, “I woke up like this.”
Start by crawling out of bed and throwing your eye cream & face cream into the fridge and a spoon into the freezer. (Does the black and white filter make it look like there is actual food in my fridge?)
Wash your face thoroughly if you didn’t last night and throw on a mask. My favorite right now is Liz Earle’s Brightening Treatment Mask. It gets rid of that slightly seasick look and you instantly FEEL better. If you’re of the male persuasion and you think you’ll look silly with a mask, you will. Everyone does. But no one can see you in your own bathroom, so who’s silly now?
Rinse off the mask with a clean cloth and grab your spoon and creams. Apply your eye cream with the chilled spoon; it’s great for de-puffing and it feels fantastic. You don’t even need eye cream if you don’t have it. Just try not to injure yourself if your hand-eye coordination is still a little shaky.
Your face cream should pack a real punch without being overly thick, so look for something with hyaluronic acid. I’ve definitely said it before but I’m obsessed with Hada Labo Tokyo’s Skin Plumping Gel Cream. For me, it makes the difference between “You look tired,” and “You wake up, flawless.”
You should be feeling a lot better at this point. Like, one coffee away from answering the phone in a non-raspy voice. If you have ten extra minutes, take your exfoliating to the shower. I’ve loved dry brushing for a long time- believe it or not, it’s a good energy boost. Like a cold shower but more pleasant. So, that can be before or after your shower, how about during?
I don’t want to sound dramatic but I used ExfoliKate Body for the first time last week and it was life changing. It was 25 degrees out and I was so enamored with how my skin felt, I could’ve walked outside in my towel. Can a chemical exfoliant make you lose five pounds? It felt like it.
You’re welcome for the hangover cure, the Beyonce and Christmas colors.
Now go get your party on.
Have a wonderful and happy holiday season!