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LighterLife beauty: 10 tips to perk up after a Christmas party

December 5, 2013 - Beauty

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It’s Christmas party season and, for many of us, that means late nights and tiredness the next day. Even if you’re not drinking too much, the signs of a great party can appear on your face the next day – never a good look. Here, we offer some expert beauty tips to keep you looking bright-eyed and bushy tailed.


Most experts advise staying hydrated during party season – drinking plenty of water will ensure your skin doesn’t dry out after a hard night on the dancefloor. As well as this time-honoured tip, there are some products you can pick up that will help beat the blues and keep you looking fresh the next day…

The night beforeScreen Shot 2013-12-05 at 16.44.29The first step to waking up fresh actually starts the night before. Nevermind how tired you are before bed, always make the effort to wash your make up off. You’ll be thankful in the morning! If you’re far too tired, make sure you keep some cleansing face wipes, like these by Simple, by the side of your bed to remove your make up. This way, you won’t wake up with mascara down your face and puffy eyes.

Make up remover  Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 15.19.16If you do happen to conk out before bed, then invest in a good quality eye make up remover, such as Nivea Daily Essentials Extra gentle Eye Make-up remover to use in the morning. They are gently on the eye area and will help to reduce redness and puffy eyelids. Try to use cotton pads rather than toilet tissue, it’s kinder to your skin.  

Add some moisture Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 16.39.20Your skin takes a beating during the winter months so it’s important that to keep it hydrated and moisturised. The No7 range by Boots offers a range of moisturisers for both men and women, including tinted moisturisers to help you get that extra
glow the morning after.

Caffeine skin cure

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Caffeine combats inflammation and helps stimulate skin — making it the perfect remedy for the morning after perk up! Makeup artist Sir John, who works with models like Karlie Kloss, suggests placing warm green-tea bags over eyes for two minutes to reduce blotchiness, eye circles, and dullness.

Beat the bloat

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We can all admit to over indulging during a night out, but that doesn’t mean you should pack in your weight loss regime! No one’s perfect! To get rid of that horrible bloated feeling after a night out, drink peppermint tea. It acts as a Digestive aid that helps relieve tension, bloating and other pleasantries in the stomach. And you can drink it on LighterLife Total and Lite!

Dark circles  Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 15.31.05A good concealer can be worth it’s weight in gold the morning after a good party. Look for a concealer that’s light enough to cover dark circles convincingly, but not so light that it leaves a white mask around the eyes – we recommend Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Concealer. It has a soft matte finish and will  and resist creasing throughout the day.

Hair repair Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 16.51.02We tend to use a lot more products and styling wands at this time of year which can leave our hair looking limp and dry after a night out. Give it back some shine by using an intense hair mask like this one from Moroccan Oil. The rich argan oil, packed with vitamins and proteins helps rebuild the cell structure of your hair and restore shine and elasticity.

Bright eyes 

Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 16.02.10Put the sparkle back in your eye by using eye drops, like Optex Eyedew Dazzling Eye Drops. They will help to reduce the redness on your eye, which can appear after a late night, and help to make your eyes brighter.