Our Favorite Morning Skincare Products To Hide A Hangover

It's easy to overindulge in your favorite boozy beverage around the holidays. The year is coming to an end, and you should be celebrating all your many accomplishments. Not to mention parties and drinking tend to go hand in hand. And let's be honest, we won't judge you for losing track of how many drinks you've consumed when the in-laws insist on a surprise visit, or if your colleague from the office corners you to complain about your boss. With one activity after the next, you'll likely need to be looking fresh bright and early the next day.

The experts say that drinking has two major effects on the skin. Joshua Zeichner, Dermatologist and Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at Mount Sinai Hospital, explains to Forbes, "First it can lead to dehydration. Second, it has been shown to be associated with lowering antioxidant levels in the skin." So, stating the obvious, chug water and layer on a Hyaluronic Acid rich moisturizer the night before to give you a better chance at looking well-rested in the morning.

Even though it may sound like torture getting out of bed the next day, make sure to give yourself an extra 30 minutes to get ready. We've laid out the best morning routine and skincare recommendations to not only hide a hangover but make you glow.

The best routine and products to hide your hangover

There's no use laying in bed recounting your night and feeling sorry for yourself. Starting your morning with a refreshing shower will do wonders for your mood and energy. While the steam opens your pores, gently exfoliate with something like Acure Brightening Facial Scrub. The sea kelp and lemon peel wake you up and instantly brighten your skin. Joshua Zeichner, Dermatologist and Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at Mount Sinai Hospital, highly recommends a Vitamin C serum to help neutralize free radical damage, which calms skin inflammation. While skin is still slightly damp, replenish antioxidants with Maelove's Glow Maker Vitamin C Serum. As you're getting dressed, pop on a pair of 5-minute eye patches from Patchology. These powerful under-eye patches contain caffeine and Hydrolyzed Collagen to help reduce puffiness — we highly advise storing these in the fridge for even better results. Lastly, rehydrate your skin with a Hyaluronic Acid moisturizer like Neutrogena Hydroboost. This affordable gel formula absorbs quickly, so you can head out the door, most likely looking even better than you feel.