Experiencing a hangover is a negative side effect of drinking too much alcohol. It can give us headaches and nausea, and can also leave our skin looking tired, pale, and lifeless. Below, I list the ways in which alcohol effects your complexion, and how you can prevent and repair the after-effects of hangover skin.
Hangover skin recovery
Alcohol dehydrates the entire body and the skin which is why you wake up with an unquenchable thirst the next day. The lack of hydration is also associated with other hangover symptoms such as a bad headache and dry skin.
The best way to prevent dehydration is to keep your fluid levels up by ensuring you drink lots of water to counteract the dehydrating effects of the alcohol; for every drink of alcohol, drink the equivalent sized glass in water. This may sound like a lot, but due to the diuretic effects of alcohol, your body has a harder time restoring hydration levels. Slather on a thick coat of the nourishing Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream before you go to bed after a night out as your skin repairs itself and allows for optimal absorption of ingredients whilst you sleep.
To treat your dry skin the next day you should first apply the Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment mask which will sooth your inflamed and parched skin with silk amino acids. Secondly, attend to extra dry patches by applying a pea sized amount of the Space Aqua Booster which will restore your skins hydration levels by 30% in just three hours.
Dying skin cells
When drinking alcohol, we often mix spirits with sugary mixers. Sugar causes a process of glycation which breaks down the collagen and elasticity in the skin. When this happens, our skin starts to lose its volume and results in our skin looking fatigued.
Counteract lifeless skin by prepping your skin with the Space Antioxidant Booster. As alcohol induces oxidative stress which kills skin cells, you can fight the damage by infusing your skin with antioxidants.
Repair the skin and restore elasticity using the Y Theorem Repair Serum. The ingredients aminocaproic acid and NACY 2 will work calm your skin and boost your collagen levels.
Under eye puffiness
As well as blood shot eyes, drinking alcohol can often leave us with puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.
Prevent dark shadows the next day by allowing yourself to get enough sleep after drinking alcohol. In addition, you can treat dark under eye circles and puffiness with the Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel which will brighten the area.