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Make It Up Monday - 4 Steps To Curing Your Beauty Hangover


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Posted by Heather Coopersmith on July 17, 2017

Recently, we celebrated July 4th and it got me thinking about beauty hangovers! How best can we DEAL with them after swimming all day, being out in the sun, drinking, AND maybe eating not so great? I'm about to share some pointers with you that can be applied to any holiday or celebration that is coming up on your social calendar...

1. Think Hydration

First, let's try to replenish what our skin has possibly lost over the past 24 hours! Drinking water is always a good thing for our bodies, but on days like these our faces need extra help, right? Moisturize with a product that has natural oils, like avocado or coconut oil, to help bring your skin back to life. 100% Pure's Intensive Nourish Moisture Balm is on point! Before moisturizing, make sure to clean your face properly and get rid of any makeup that might remain from the night before. I recommend Glad Lash's Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes to do the job.

2. Clear Eyes

Your eyes will more than likely need a bit of TLC. If they're bloodshot use eyedrops! Naphcon A from any CVS or Walgreens will be perfect. If you wear contacts then Visine will help tremendously. Your eyes will love you once again with this simple trick - they need hydration too, and eyedrops relieve redness, and add moisture at the same time. If there is any under eye puffery going on, try a frozen spoon placed over your eyes - only for a few seconds - to help constrict the skin and de-puff. Repeat as desired. You may also run a cold ice cube over your under eye area a couple of times, to achieve the same effect.

3. Soothe Cracked Lips

Exfoliate your lips in a circular motion with a toothbrush. Use a homemade mixture of coconut oil and brown sugar to revitalize your pout! Then keep them well lubricated all day with a simple vaseline or rosebud salve. Read this article for more easy DIY beauty products.

4. Replenishing Primer

If you have to wear makeup, then I would suggest you invest in some Too Faced Hangover Primer - it is made for this type of job. Infused with elements such as coconut water and fruit oil, this primer will help your face get through the day. Wearing alone or under makeup is your choice. I would suggest a very light makeup day for you at this point. We have already had to add these refresh my face steps to our makeup routine in order to look human again, so I would just keep it light and do a mascara, concealer, and lip moisture kind of beauty regime.

Beauty hangovers are not fun, but with these helpful reminders no one has to be the wiser! If you have any beauty hangover cures we would love to know about them, please let us know in the comments section below.

Heather Coopersmith

Heather Coopersmith

With almost two decades as a professional makeup artist working on film projects, tv shows, photo shoots and weddings, LA based Heather Coopersmith brings some serious skills and knowledge to the Glad Lash Blog with her guest posts. Heather sees her art (and her hair!) as a creative outlet, and says "My world is a visual experience and I want to make you a part of it!" We're super excited to have Heather brightening up our world. You can reach out to Heather on Instagram @makeupthebride

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