Interestingly if I'm a little 'tipsy' I tend to become more thorough with my cleansing routine when I arrive home. If I passed tipsy hours ago the chances are I'll just face plant into bed fully clothed. If it's been the latter come morning I'll reach for Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Pads* to perk up my dull and lacklustre skin which you can currently find for only £2.95. A quick swipe of these pads soaked in Glycolic Acid and fruit AHA's across my skin, rough side first and finished with the smooth side and I start to look far perkier than when the alarm awoke me from my slumber.
You'll notice a theme when I tell you my next step is to reach for Pixi H2O Skindrink Hydration Gel* hailed as 'thirsty skin relief in a tube' and it really is. This 'super-hydrating' gel will rejuvenate, cool and instantly refresh the skin. One pump is all you need and as you moisturise into the skin it does feel very water like and you instantly feel the skin looking plumper and more alive. There is a nice scent from the green tea, aloe vera and rosemary all designed to protect and heal and they feel comforting when nausea is starting to set in. Pixi suggest you can chill before use for extra de-puffing which I think would be fabulous, especially for those boozy holidays when you might have indulged in one too many cocktails.
The last thing I want to think about with a hangover is my hair so I bow down to the dry shampoo gods to make my do of the day look passable. A new product I've been trying recently is Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo which my friend picked up for me on a recent US trip. It's a fave brand of hers that she always stocks up on and favours it for no powdery residue which is ofter a bug bear for dry shampoo users and certainly something you don't want to be fighting with when you're struggling to keep your eyes open. I'm pretty impressed that even on my brunette roots there is no residue and it certainly gives my hair a lift so I don't have to endure the sound of the hairdryer going the morning after the night before. It's not necessarily something I'd seek out as I can't live without it as I'm pretty happy with my Colab and Batiste offerings but perhaps when I'm in the US later this year I'll check out more of the Not Your Mother's range.
And finally let's try and give our friends, family or colleagues a thought and rather than breathing stale alcohol breath. Now we've all been there gagging brushing our teeth of a morning but needs must and an extra step that's worth adding, especially when you've work up in the morning with a dry mouth is The Breath Co Oral Rinse* complete with 'natural salivary stimulants'. I've discussed before how The Breath Co is one of few brands whose products actually don't kick start my gag reflex which is common even without the hangovers. I did think that the flavour 'tingling mint' might be a little much for me and was tentative to use at first but I've found it quite refreshing and pleasant - and this is from someone who doesn't like mint. There is a little lingering minty after taste so be careful with what you choose to drink before that has gone but otherwise it's definitely something that you'll be thanked for using.
What are your hangover cures?