From headaches and nausea to self-pity and regret, the effects of a hangover are almost always detrimental. But the symptom that often flies under the boozy radar? A damaged complexion. As a notorious dehydrator, alcohol not only saps the fluid from your internal system, but does so from your skin as well, which, in effect, makes your face look dull and dry. The solution? A quick-fix moisturiser that will rehydrate, minimise inflammation and charge-up your appearance in no time. So, lower the sunglasses and take a look at the finest products we found on the grooming market right now.
Ultra facial cream SPF 30 by Kiehl’s
Light-textured, non-greasy and made with Ophiopogon Japonicus extract (an Asian plant known to resist drought), this cream by skincare titan Kiehl’s is the perfect thing to smooth onto your face after a heavy night out. It also comes in a sleekly-designed pot (ideal for those who care about how their products look) and its SPF 30 element makes it a carry-on essential when jetting to hotter climates.
Ultra facial cream SPF 30
Oil-free daily moisturiser by Tom Ford
As a man who regularly dresses A-listers in his brand’s finest formalwear, you’d think Tom Ford also knows a thing or two about the grooming market – and your assumption would be correct. This quick-absorbing moisturiser will not only make your face appear toned and polished, but it also has a mattifying effect, perfect for those with oily skin. Moreover, the ‘calming complex’ will minimise redness and provide a barrier to stop any toxic stressor from entering.
Oil-free daily moisturiser
Photo Plasma by Perricone MD
Developed by Dr Nicholas Perricone, this plasma moisturiser relieves irritation at the skin’s epidermis cellular level, leaving it looking healthier, tighter and brighter. It also features titanium dioxide minerals which combat environmental toxins and broad-spectrum sun rays. Our tip to you? Only use a pea-sized amount – a little will go a long way.
Mandarin facial hydrating cream by Aēsop
With subtle notes of mandarin and lemon, this is without doubt one of the best-smelling moisturisers you’ll ever use. Containing a blend of purifying citrus-derived botanical oils, this product is also rapidly absorbed and will give your bathroom cabinet an instant upgrade.
Mandarin facial hydrating cream
La Solution 10 de Chanel by Chanel
Anyone who has skin that’s highly reactive, and is also at the mercy of a pulsating hangover, will undoubtedly be suffering hard. Luckily for you, we have the remedy. Less is always more for sensitive types, and thanks to this 10-ingredient formula by Chanel (which includes a powerful anti-oxidant, Silver Needle tea), you’ll be able to de-stress and protect your visage quickly. Non-greasy, composed for optimal tolerance and nourishing, it’s a go-to product when you’re beginning to feel a bit worse for wear.
La Solution 10 de Chanel
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