A night out is a must from time to time, but no one wants last night’s decisions to
be apparent on our face the next morning. Luckily, there are ways to cure what
I refer to as “hangover face” in and out of the Studio.
Facial redness, dehydrated patches, and puffy eyes are dead giveaways of a
long night out. At the Studio, when a client comes in with these issues, I focus on
drainage techniques, massaging, and anti-inflammatory LED light therapy. My
favorite color to use for this is the Red LED, as it penetrates deeper into the skin
to combat ‘hangover face’. I would follow with Green LED, which is great for
soothing and calming of the skin.
If you can’t make it into the Studio, start your day by drinking a lot of water to
re-hydrate. If you’re interested in doing your own
facial routine, here’s what I recommend for different target areas: Biologique
Recherche Lotion P50 PIGM 400 followed by Creme Masque Vernix to calm
inflamed skin. Calming Serum from Dr. Barbara Sturm strengthens the skin’s natural defenses, minimizing skin redness. To get your eyes looking their best, I recommend Biologique
Recherche’s Patchs Defatigants eye masks and while the mask is on, run
Biologique Recherche’s Cryosticks overtop to help minimize puffiness and
swelling. To get a boost of hydration, use Tatcha's
Deep Hydration Lifting Mask. And, if you have time, take an Epsom Salt bath in lukewarm water to increase circulation to your whole body.
When you sleep, your skin absorbs product significantly better than it does when
you are awake, so a proper bedtime routine is imperative (even if it is a quick
one!). Because alcohol dehydrates your skin, it is important to hydrate the skin.
Try a hydrating mask, as well as an intense eye and lip treatment), to avoid dryness and under eye puffiness.