We’ve all been there. Despite the extra hash brown and countless cans of full-fat coke, we just can’t rid ourselves of the fuggy feeling that looms large the morning after a big night out. And, let’s be honest, now we’re about to boogie on down during party season, those headaches and hangovers are likely to hit a couple of times a week. While you might not be able to beat it, you can cheat it (at least enough for your colleagues not to know what time you crawled in to bed). Say hello to our hangover power pack and so long to BNO face…
Perk up your peepers
Your eyes give away exactly what you’ve been eating – a salty kebab and too much wine the night before and you’re gonna look seriously sleepy at 7am. When you wake up, resist the temptation to wallow in the shower – it’ll just increase any tell-tale redness – and, instead, keep your shower time short. Splash your face with cold water, then smooth on these nifty little under-eye masks to help tighten and tone. Keep them on while you sink that morning cuppa, to give them long enough to work their wonder.
Get your antioxidant on
One too many martinis shows on your skin, making it looking greyer than a winter’s morning, so give it a helping hand with your skincare. Dial up your antioxidants with Superdrug Vitamin E Serum – it’s fast-absorbing and contains vitamins A, B, F and H – a sort of fast-acting green juice for your face.
Cheat a full night’s sleep with a clever concealer
When you’ve had a monster of a night out, every second of sleep counts. So play smart and get your mitts on two-in-one products that’ll save the day. This foundation has a high-coverage formula that can be used as an all-over base or dotted onto problem areas – think under eyes and on any wine-fuelled blemishes and redness around the nose. Use the doe-foot applicator and blend, blend, blend with a makeup sponge.
Fake a flush
Healthy-looking skin is the fastest way to hide a hangover face, but if you don’t have time for a quick walk around the park before work, cheat wind-bitten cheeks with a bit of blush. Our favourite formula for wish-I-was-still-in-bed-watching-Netflix days is to use a creamy formula that won’t cling or cake on skin. Circle B. Cheek Tint in Bashful onto apples and blend up and outwards for an instant lift.
Get yourself a secret weapon
While you mask the outward signs of too many cocktails with makeup, if you’re feeling particularly broken, add a Superdrug Vitamin C & Zinc Effervescent to your morning pint of water. It’ll help to give you a little boost. And if that doesn’t work, there’s always a bacon sandwich.