10 Beauty Tips That Will Hide Just How Hungover You Are

It’s the jolliest—and drunkest—time of year! While it’s kind of fun to have at least one celebratory event each week for over a month straight, merriment also has its downsides. (See dry skin, acne, red eyes, dark circles, and overall puffiness/unattractiveness.)

But here’s the thing: There’s no need to sacrifice your youthful glow just because you woke up in the morning fully-clothed and clutching a bag of Fritos (though you might want to talk to someone about that). The next time you over-serve yourself, keep these 10 tips in mind to avoid looking like a hot mess. Your reflection will thank you.

1. Get an oxygen facial.

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If you have the luxury of hitting up a spa or esthetician’s office after a night of intensive imbibing, you need to know two words and two words only: Oxygen facial. “Oxygen facials are perfect for hungover skin,” says Los Angeles-based esthetician Gregory Dylan. “The infusion of plumping and hydrating serums paired with the invigorating oxygen will wake skin up immediately resulting in less dehydration, redness, and inflammation.”

2. Smooth on a hydrating mask.

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If you can’t get to a spa, do the next best thing: a hydrating mask at home. (Bonus: You get to lay on your couch, watching 90210 reruns while doing so.) Dylan recommends cooled, gel-based hydrating masks to his clients when they overdid it the night before. “Pop it the fridge and allow it to get cool to the touch,” he suggests. “Then, apply a thick layer for 5-10 minutes to revive and plump the skin.”

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3. Reach for the tinted moisturizer.

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Look, a hungover face is a hungover face. There are plenty of things you can do to reduce the look, but with a keen enough glance, it’s still there. Piling on foundation in an attempt to hide redness and blotchiness will look just like that — foundation piled on top of a hungover face. Instead, reach for tinted moisturizer, which will both even out skin tone, and give you a nice, dewy glow.

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4. Smooth on vitamin K and green tea.

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The best thing you can do to avoid the telltale hangover sign—facial redness—is to practice moderation. But since you’re probably not going to have the willpower to do that every time, two ingredients that can help combat blotchiness are vitamin K and green tea. “Vitamin K is a great way to fortify capillaries while products with green tea can help reduce redness and calm the skin,” notes Dylan. 100% Pure Green Tea Oil Free Hydration, which promises to “soothe and calm” skin, has gotten great reviews. 

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5. Start prevention the night before.

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If you can remember—which, let’s be honest, there’s a good chance you won’t be able to —drink lots of water and use a mask the night before. “Water, coupled with an overnight mask or a treatment oil, will repair skin while you sleep, which will help you look more hydrated and less fatigued in the morning,” says Dylan.

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6. Make dry shampoo your BFF if you can’t shower.

A little bedhead can be sexy, but straight-up matted tresses are another story. If you’re too tired/sick/embarrassed/mortified/depressed to shower the next day, but still need to be somewhere, don’t just, know you, go out. Spritz a little dry shampoo at your roots and brush over.

7. Try a face gloss.

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Face glosses go perfectly with tinted moisturizers—and they do exactly what they say: Make your face all glossy and glowy. But please, don’t apply all over, lest you want to look like you bathed in a vat of Vaseline. A dab on your cheek and brow bones will go a long way.

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8. Use a spoon to deflate puffy eyes.

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A chilled spoon or green tea bags can work wonders on eyes that are puffy from lack of sleep or—awkward!—crying.

9. Make eyes look bigger with contouring.

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If you really need to pull out the stops, try a contouring technique that will make your eyes pop. Friendly warning, though: This might be a dead giveaway that you’re H.O. if you never use makeup like this.

10. Mix the eensiest bit of self-tanner with your nighttime moisturizer.

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Hungover? More like just got back from Turks and Caicos!

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See Also: 17 Beauty Products for Every Girl Who’s Secretly a Witch

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