The fourth of July is just around the corner, which means fireworks, cute red, white and blue outfits, and of course, lots of delicious drinks. Unfortunately, the day chose to land itself on a Tuesday (seriously, why!?), meaning for many of us, we have to be back at the office on the 5th ready to work.
Let’s be real – 4th of July hangovers aren’t your average hangover. They seem to hurt 10x more, and seem to need two days for recovery – but this time around, we don’t have two days.
Hangovers create dull and dry skin, causing wrinkles and fine lines to appear deeper. Not only does alcohol ruin your glow, but it also creates bloodshot and droopy eyes accompanied by big bags. Most likely if you are bearing the hangover, you tumbled your way to bed, doing a major no-no – not removing your makeup before falling asleep, creating pimples and breakouts – yikes! Before you ask yourself if last night was worth it (come on, it’s for America!), read on to see our beauty cures.
The first step you need to do is get the blood flowing through your face. Use an exfoilator cleanser to give yourself some T.L.C. and a fresh start. We recommend It gets rid of dirt, oil, and works its magic to get rid of those dead skin cells. Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator.
If you still aren’t feeling yourself, use a toner to even your skin out. gets you feeling like your old self, and we guarantee your complexion will get better – even if your naseauted stomach doesn’t. Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner
Puffy eyes are the worst and instantly draw attention. We found out the best cure isn’t something you’ll find in the beauty aisle – Preperation H. We know, it sounds crazy, but this trick is used by tons of makeup artists and celebrities. Dab a little on your bags and watch the swelling vanish.
Conceal, conceal, conceal! You’ll need to cover up fine lines and tired eyes. Tarte Concealer does just the trick, and a tiny bit goes a long way – meaning you”ll be able to last from now until your next holiday hangover easily.
Obvi you’ll need some foundation, but this time you’ll need a little more than your everyday wear. If you have a tinted moisturizer, like one of our favorites, Laura Mercier, now’s the time to use it. It gives you that extra H20 you missed out on last night. If you don’t have a tinted moisturizer, try boiling some water and letting the steam rise to your face.
More than likely you’re looking a little washed out. Use some blush on your cheeks to bring yourself back to life. Powder could continue to dry your face out. Opt for a stain or stick instead. We adore It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Stain Stick Lip & Cheek Reviver.
Sometimes, going nude is just better. Nude eyeliner is a life saver when it comes to beating the next day of a good time. Dark liner during a hangover draws attention to irritation. Nude opens your peepers, making them look brighter and bigger, making you still look great in IG photos. Try Sephora’s Contour Inner Rim Gel Eyeliner.
Sometimes we need an extra cup of joe the next morning. Throw your hair back in a pony tail or a cute half up style. This raises your eyes and eyebrows, making you seem more awake – even if you’re already dreaming of going to bed.
Our last tip isn’t found in your makeup bag. That’s right, water. Hydrate yourself as much as you can, uh, stomach, and you’ll look and feel better in no time. Cheers!