The top tips to look wide awake after a late night
- S Tyler
- 5 October 2011
Nobody will know you’ve been out partying with our guide to looking great the morning after the night before.
Yes, it can be done! After a night out and only a few hours sleep, you can look wide awake even if you don’t feel it. The trick is to look after your body, especially your skin, by maintaining a good beauty regime. With these quick and easy beauty tips, you may feel like you’re sleepwalking while others envy your fresh-faced appearance!
1. Use a night cream
Your skin will be the first to reveal you’re burning the candle at both ends, particularly if you’ve been neglecting your nightly cleansing and moisturising routine. However, your skin won’t have to suffer if you use the best night cream . Night creams help your skin retain moisture, so by applying before you go to bed; you’ll wake up with it feeling super soft and fully hydrated.
2. Say goodbye to bad hair days
If you’re running late for work after a night out, the last thing you need is dry, frizzy, flyaway hair. Improve the smoothness of your hair by giving it a deep conditioning treatment once a week. Dab (don’t rub) treatment to freshly washed, towel-dried hair, then wrap cling film over your head like a swim cap. Use your hair dryer on a low heat to warm the cling film, then wrap a towel over the top and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off the treatment using tepid water and finish with a shot of cool water to seal the treatment.
3. Exfoliate your lips
While many of us clean make-up off our skin before we climb into bed, we often forget about our lips. Wrap a damp-ended muslin cloth around your forefinger and gently buff over your lips morning and evening. This removes dry peeling skin from the lip area. Add a nourishing lip balm just before bedtime and you’ll have a winning smile to flash around the next day.
4. Use an eye serum
You may be having a great time out with your friends, but too much partying will soon leave you with dark shadows under your eyes. An eye serum will help protect that sensitive skin where fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet can quickly appear. Eye serums can also help to reduce puffiness.
5. Stave off colds
Nothing makes us feel worse than waking up with a cold. If your lifestyle is one of late nights and early mornings, looking after your immune system is important. Snacking on a mix of seeds and goji berries, which are rich in essential vitamins such as zinc and vitamin C, will help keep colds at bay. If you’re really burning the midnight oil, add a vitamin C supplement to your diet.
With more than 20 years’ experience, Tina Richards is one of Britain’s leading skincare and anti-ageing experts.