Post-Party Skin Savers: How to Look Like You’ve Had Your Beauty Sleep 

Revive dull, post-party skin with these ingenious skin and makeup tips that will leave you looking refreshed all festive season long.

Our lifestyles undoubtedly affect our skin. So, with the festive season upon us - traditionally the time to eat, drink and be merry – all those excess cocktails, canapés and late nights can wreck havoc on our skin, not to mention our sleep. Whether it’s a dull complexion, dark undereye circles, or visibly dry, flaky patches that’s your number one skin woe, don’t fret. Once you begin the right skincare routine you’ll start seeing small improvements, like a more vibrant, refreshed complexion, in just a few days. Here, try these skin tips and makeup tricks to look like you’ve had a full eight hours sleep throughout and after this extra-indulgent time of year.

#1 Invest in a repairing serum

Nighttime is when your skin goes into self-repair mode. If you’re not sleeping enough hours which, let’s face it, is often the case when you’re spreading festive cheer long into the wee hours of the night, it means you’re not getting the most out of your skin’s own defense and repairing mechanisms. Look for a serum packed with skin-strengthening ingredients like Ceramides, Adenosine, Niacinamide and Argan Tree Kernel Oil to pick up the slack in the morning. 

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#2 Quench your complexion

Drinking plenty of water is one way to restore worn out skin but adding a mega-moisturizing essence or toner into your skincare routine is much faster. 

Huxley Grab Water Essence 30ml
Huxley Grab Water Essence 30ml
Huxley Grab Water Essence 30ml
Huxley Grab Water Essence 30ml
Huxley Grab Water Essence 30ml
Huxley Grab Water Essence 30ml

Huxley Grab Water Essence 30ml

feels ultra-lightweight when applied but packs some serious punch when it comes to skin-plumping and hydrating thanks to antioxidant-rich organic prickly pear seed oil making up a whopping 85% of the mega-hydrating formula. 

#3 Add a hint of colour

Don’t underestimate the power of a hit of shimmer to brighten your entire complexion. 

AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette
AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette

AMUSE Eye Vegan Sheer Palette

includes six neutral vegan eyeshadow colours in matte, satin and glitter textures. Wear them as a sheer dusting for an everyday look or, for more impact, apply them with a damp eyeshadow brush to up the intensity. 

#4 Exfoliate for a clean slate

Dead skin cells prevent hard-working skincare ingredients, including those that help to repair tired, dehydrated skin, from doing their jobs. 

Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish 110g
Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish 110g
Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish 110g
Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish 110g
Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish 110g
Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish 110g

The best way to get rid of them is to exfoliate with a natural complexion-buffer like sugar, found in 

Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish 110g

Use it once a week to gently rid skin of blackheads and dry patches. Even better, shea butter, included in the formula, counteracts inflammation and provides mega moisture so skin is left smooth and supple not stripped.

#5 Supercharge your skin with caffeine

Beigic Lucent Oil 37ML
Beigic Lucent Oil 37ml
Beigic Lucent Oil 37ml
Beigic Lucent Oil 37ML
Beigic Lucent Oil 37ml
Beigic Lucent Oil 37ml

Put life back into a fatigued complexion with energising, brightening Green Coffee Bean Oil found in 

Beigic Lucent Oil 37ml

This antioxidant-rich natural oil boosst skin’s elastin production while adding luminosity back into skin for a firmer, bouncier complexion. Also added to the mix are Argan, Jojoba and Camellia Oils as well as Squalene to counteract the skin drying effects of one too many glasses of spiked eggnog. 

#6 Apply a high-powered pout

The simplest way to pep up a lackluster complexion is with a pop of a bright-colored lip. The delicate skin in this area tends to dry out from one too many late nights even more than the rest of your face, so the proper prep is essential. 

Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Lip Balm
Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Lip Balm
Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Lip Balm
Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Lip Balm
Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Lip Balm
Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Lip Balm

Start by coating lips with lip balm. 

Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Lip Balm

letting it sit for five minutes before blotting the excess.  

#7 Disguise dark circles

The right ingredients can work wonders to pep up a tired-looking eyes. 

Dr. Ceuracle Reyouth Hydrogel Eye Mask 90g available at Tonic15 store
Dr. Ceuracle Reyouth Hydrogel Eye Mask 90g available at Tonic15 store

 ingredients can work wonders to pep up a tired-looking eyes. 

Dr. Ceuracle Hyal Reyouth Hydrogel Eye Mask 90g

upon waking up the morning after a big night out. These hydrogel masks combine a special Hyaluronic Acid complex with skin-plumping Panthenol to make it look like you’ve had a solid 8 hours of sleep. Keep them in the fridge for extra cooling and depuffing goodness and leave them on for at least 20 minutes for best results.