If your go-to drink is a margarita on the rocks or a vodka cranberry, you've probably felt the effects of a hangover once or twice in your life. While there's no real cure to a killer headache, there are indeed makeup tricks to make you look like you got a solid eight hours.
Contrary to popular belief, white eyeliner isn't all that great for covering up red hangover eyes. A stark white waterline can actually bring out the redness. Opt for a beige, creamy eyeliner like this one. It's super blendable and your eyes will look soft and natural.
Skip the mattifying powder, your skin needs a boost of hydration. Grab a dewy setting spray to bring the moisture back into your pores.
Steer clear of voluminous, thick mascara–your lashes had their moment to shine the night before! Instead, grab a navy blue mascara with a thin wand. The navy blue will combat the redness from your eyes, and the thin wand will reach every lash for wide-eyed look.
Products in the blush department work wonders for tired skin. But, any old blush won't do the trick– you need a creamy formula to add luminosity to your complexion. Max Factor's Miracle Touch Creamy Blush has just the ingredients to keep you looking flushed and healthy. Plus, this rosy pink shade stays on for about six to seven hours!
To camouflage those inevitable dark circles, apply about three drops of Benefit's High Beam Highlighter over the lids and brow bone. This will instantly make your eyes look more awake!
Your under eyes need some loving too! With just a tiny drop of Hard Candy's Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer, you can easily cover the discoloration under your eyes. This particular product is super blendable and great for full-coverage.
and don't forget the Tylenol and bottle water before you lay down and chicken broth also helps.
Detoxing your skin
I’ve heard it before…
“I simply can’t give up makeup. It’s part of my everyday routine.”
And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with applying foundation, lipstick, eyeliner, or blush daily…
Especially if it helps you feel more beautiful, more polished, and more confident.
But, one of the signs of quality makeup is that it lasts, right?
Your days are long — and makeup companies know that — so they design products that really stick to your face.
Now, on one hand, that's a good thing...
The problem is, there’s always just a little bit of that sticky foundation leftover — even after you wash your face.
So if you use makeup regularly, those little bits of daily residue build up…and eventually cause a variety of not-so-little problems:
Not to mention, those built-up impurities can also contribute to certain visible signs of aging — like wrinkles and fine lines.
And what’ll you do to cover up those impurities? Most people just apply more makeup!
But today, I’ve got a different skin fix for you to try:
A WEEKEND OFF (That’s right, a makeup cleanse!)
It’s no joke — this “detox” is one of the easiest and most effective ways to rejuvenate your skin and brighten your complexion.
In fact, you can start this weekend.
The best part is, you don’t have to do much — just don’t put on makeup, and your skin will naturally work to get rid of dirt and other toxins.
But if you follow my 2-day guide below, you’ll be able to optimize your makeup vacation for even better results.
Day 1 (SATURDAY)
The most important thing to remember on Saturday is — leave your face alone. Your skin will naturally flush out any leftover product.
When you wake up — gently wash your face. Then apply a lightweight sunscreen. (But that’s it).
In the morning and afternoon, drink as much as you can. Water and tea especially. Your skin needs to be hydrated in order to rinse itself out.
If you can hit a yoga class or take a good walk, you’ll be helping your skin by allowing sweat to push residue from the deepest nooks and crannies. (Go ahead and rinse your face after you exercise).
Before bed, repeat your morning wash and feel free to apply your usual nighttime products — just use a little bit less than you normally would.
Day 2 (SUNDAY)
When you wake up Sunday morning, your skin will have done most of its deep cleaning. Now it’s your turn to really pitch in and complete the process.
With breakfast, go ahead and squeeze an entire fresh lime into your water — you see, lime is a light diuretic, so it'll help flush your system, including your skin.
Around noon, try a relaxing parsley soak. Wash fresh parsley and allow it to soak in a pot of boiled water for 7 - 10 minutes. Dip a cloth into the water and lay it over your face for 10 minutes. The secret behind parsley — it helps draw impurities from your pores.
Before dinner, give your skin a gentle massage with a mixture of sugar, water and a squeeze of orange. It’s great for exfoliation (and it feels great).
At night, gently wash your face one more time. Now, you can apply your moisturizer a bit more liberally — this will get your skin hydrated and ready to face a new week of everyday makeup use.
So, what do you think? Can you clear your “makeup schedule” for the weekend?
If you do, I promise you’ll see a big difference come Monday morning — and don’t be surprised if others notice it too.
Beverly Hills MD
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