1. Keep your eyes bright
Tired eyes go hand in hand with festivities. ‘Fine lines appear if you’re tired or dehydrated, and puffiness quickly shows,’ says The Perfect Cosmetics Company managing director Penny Lane.
Quick Fix: ‘Avoid concealer. Sometimes it enhances puffiness, lines and bags. Instead, use a cream that temporarily brightens, compresses puffiness and smooths fine lines,’ Penny says.
Use: My Perfect Eyes, $99, or $148.50 for two bottles and a free My Perfect Brows Kit. Divorce star Sarah Jessica Parker loves this!
Prevention: ‘Sip water throughout the party, before bed and when you wake. Sleep with your head elevated so fluid doesn’t accumulate,’ Penny says.
2. Smooth sailing
Dehydration, late nights and salty foods make facial furrows appear deeper.
Quick Fix: ‘A “wrinkle filling” cream can temporarily plump up lines and subtract the years that last night’s party added,’ advises Penny.
Use: Dr LeWinn’s Line Smoothing Complex Corrective Line Filler, $69.95, Revlon Age Defying Wrinkle Filler, $26.95, or Kiehl’s Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler, $74.
Prevention: ‘Skip salty snacks. Avoid food containing gluten because even if you’re not intolerant, it can slow down your digestion and the uptake of essential vitamins and minerals, which can cause fatigue and dehydration,’ she says.
3. Stay glowing
Endless parties can make your complexion appear sallow and tired. Stress plays a part too.
Quick Fix: ‘Exfoliate twice weekly. Apply a cream that “blurs” imperfections,’ Penny says.
Use: Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy, $49.95, or Freezeframe BB Blur, $49.
Prevention: ‘Cleanse before bed, no matter what,’ she says. ‘Take a vitamin B supplement – alcohol zaps your vitamin B, leaving skin dull, dry, and irritated.’
4. Perfect your pout
Party season stress and dehydration can cause you to purse your lips, making them look thin.
Quick Fix: Freezeframe Lip Injection, $59, or My Perfect Lips, pack of three, $99.
Prevention: ‘Don’t drink through a straw – it can cause lines around your mouth,’ Penny says. ‘And watch alcohol intake. Lips dry out when they come into contact with it.’
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