Leave the rosy cheeks to Santa and the red nose to Rudolph this holiday season

December 10, 2013

xmas partyIt’s the season to be merry, but you don’t have to be especially badly behaved for the party season to take its toll on your skin. The odd late night here, one too many cocktails there, and your complexion can end up looking like it’s been through the festive ringer.

Thankfully, beauty saviors are available to provide some emergency relief the morning after the night before. When party hangovers strike, follow these tricks to camouflage the evidence.

Eye Serum

Fight the signs of fatigue – dark circles and eye bags – by taking action before your head hits the pillow.  Before bed apply the Instant Eye Tuck & Dark Circle Treatment.  In the morning you will wake up with a fresh look and no puffy eyes.  In the morning also apply a small amount of the Illuminating Eye Care.  This is guaranteed to brighten up your look.

When you finally crawl into bed, prop yourself up with an extra pillow to help avoid puffy eyes in the morning. Sleeping slightly elevated helps to drain excess fluid out of the face.

For bloodshot eyes, prepare two camomile teabags wet and refrigerated, or have a trusty chilled teaspoon on standby.  Leave on for 5 minutes and let them do their work.

For those not familiar with the refrigerated teabag or spoon methods, simply lie back and pop the bags onto closed eyelids, or hold the rounded side of the spoon gently over the area.

Complexion cure

The less sleep we get, the less time our skin cells have to repair and regenerate. The more alcohol you drink, the more likely your skin will be deprived of hydration. The result will be dull, dry and lackluster skin.

Apply a moisturizer while skin is still damp, as this helps lock in much-needed moisture.

Keep a water misting spray in your handbag to pep up dehydrated skin throughout the day, which will act like an energy drink for your face and instantly refresh when hangover slumps kick in.

Redness relief

Alcohol makes skin look red or flushed, and regular consumption can permanently enlarge small peripheral veins, causing thread veins.

A color correcting primer or the Easy Eye Solutions UnderCover can help instantly brighten the skin’s appearance, while offsetting the look of redness from breakouts, sensitivity or irritation.

Smokers and party hoppers beware, as you may be especially prone to redness – if you frequently go from inside to outside during the night, temperature extremes can cause skin vessels to contract causing red flare-ups.  The Illuminating Eye Care can help.  This is not just a product for the under eye area alone.  It can be used on the entire face and will help tone down redness and if applied before makeup can help you maintain a wonderful healthy glow the entire evening long.

Have a wonderful holiday season everyone.  From all of us at Easy Eye Solutions, all the very best in the new year.