Balance December 2017 - 63

LOOK SMASHING, NOT SMASHED

Hide that
hangover
It may be
the season
to be jolly,
but if jolly
just got out
of hand,
here's how
you can put
that right

LEE
KYNASTON

Although a firm
believer that
real beauty comes
from the inside,
Lee sees no
harm in giving the
outside some TLC.

Y

ou know how it is, I'm sure. What
starts as a quiet evening out
with friends ends up involving
several bottles of montepulciano,
a few tequila shots and a karaoke recital you
wouldn't believe.
The good news, however, is we can rebuild
you. Working in the beauty industry I've
learned the odd trick about hiding the signs
of a hangover over the years. My mantra
when I've had too much to drink (apart from
the 'never again' one we all have) is hydrate,
invigorate, disguise.

GYM ALTERNATIVE

FROM T HE
INSIDE OU T

Hydration is crucial because skin is around 64%
water and alcohol's dehydrating effects rob it
of the moisture it needs to function correctly,
leaving it looking dull, lifeless and dry.
Downing plenty of filtered water first thing
will help, but a breakfast of fresh fruit, orange
juice or cactus water will provide moisture
and skin-saving antioxidants - handy because
booze depletes the vitamins needed for
healthy cell function. It's also crucial to get
the circulation flowing, partly to bring blood
(and nutrients) to the surface of the skin to
re-invigorate it, but also because the lymphatic
system is responsible for the removal of toxins
within deeper layers of the skin.
If hitting the gym is a terrifying thought (it
certainly is for me) get the circulation going
by alternating between hot and cold water

Alcohol
dries out
everything;
skin, hair,
even your
brain. Get
a hydration
boost with
a fish oil
tablet
or B12complex
vitamin
while you
get ready
to go out.
You will
look fresh
for the
next day

in the shower and pep up skin with a face
scrub before sealing in some moisture with a
hydrating moisturiser. 

SORT IT WHILE YOU SLEEP
Eye bags can be tackled with an eye gel
(lighter and more cooling than a cream). Keep
it in the fridge to boost its effectiveness.
The 'disguise' bit in my mantra inevitably
involves make-up - no longer the preserve
of women (in fact, once a man discovers the
likes of Tom Ford's Concealer For Men it'll
soon become part of his grooming armoury.)  
Naturally, prevention is always better
than cure when it comes to hangover skin
so slap on an antioxidant-packed restorative
night cream before you topple into bed.
Skin switches into repair and recovery mode
while we sleep so this is the optimum time
to counteract some of the damage done by
drinking. Your skin will thank you for it on
the morning after the night before. B

F IV E TO HEL P YOU LOO K AL I V E
great for

MAIN IMAGE: STOCKSY

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TLC while
you sleep

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December 2017 BA LA N CE

1. A'Kin Antioxidant
Facial Night Cream,
£24 for 50ml
(hollandandbarrett.com)
2.Tom Ford For Men
Concealer, £33
(houseoffraser.co.uk)
3.Pacifica Coconut
Probiotic Water
Rehab Cream

50ml £16.99
(feelunique.com)
4.True Nopal Cactus
Water, £1.69 for
330ml (tesco.com)
5. Neal's Yard
Remedies White
Tea Toning Eye Gel,
£24 for 10ml (neals
yardremedies.com)

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