Look good the morning after

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Look good the morning afterIf you’ve hit the town hard the night before, Beauty Heaven’s found some great ways to look good on those days when you don’t feel it.

So it’s the day after the party and you’ve got a whole day of activities planned. That would be great – if you didn’t feel so average after your big night on the town. Perhaps you had a few too many mojitos? Perhaps you stayed out well past your bedtime? It’s okay, we’ve all been guilty of those from time to time.

So what are the tricks to ensuring you keep up your flawless appearance on the days when you feel anything but? Well, there are a couple I’m happy to dish out, but you have to promise to take my advice, and keep the really big nights to a minimum. Permanently hungover isn’t a look that suits anyone, trust me on that.

Banish dullness and brighten your skin


With the festive season just around the corner, it pays to be prepping your skin now so that it’s well equipped to deal with big nights and a flurry of indulgences. Getting proactive in banishing dark spots and pigmentation is a great way to ensure a bright and even complexion that won’t be affected by a few wild nights out.

Remove last night’s make-up

Often it can be far too tempting to simply roll into bed with a full face of make-up and your sky-high heels intact, but you’re doing yourself and your complexion a massive disservice by doing so. A fresh face is most easily faked when it is in fact (even partially) fresh. That means clean, unclogged and breathable skin that hasn’t spent the whole night covered in heavy make-up.

Rock a light, dewy complexion

There’s nothing more luminous than a fresh and dewy complexion that doesn’t look ‘made-up’. A face weighed down with heavy make-up can make you look less radiant and more weathered, so try ditching the full-coverage foundations and opt for a tinted moisturiser that will provide just the right amount of glow and help to perk up your complexion by giving your skin a light luminosity.

Freshen up your mop


Nothing makes you feel better the day after a wild night than a spritz of an oil-absorbing dry shampoo that will help to remove the ‘icky’ feeling from your locks and replace it with a fresh scent.

What are your tips for looking hot the day after?

Written by Olivia, this article originally appeared on BeautyHeaven.

Image: wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. AndreaM

    Great tips for those heavy nights.

    4 years ago •

  1. Ayesh

    Do not go to bed with make-up on. Your pillow will be a mess, and it’s really bad for the skin. Love the idea of the tinted moisturizer.

    5 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    Always remove your make up before you go to bed!

    5 years ago •

  1. Lah

    I want to try a tinted moisturizer but am worried it wont give enough coverage?

    6 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    One thing that helps me to be more perky the moring after one glass of red too may, is to take two panado’s with a huge glass of water before jumping into bed.

    6 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Wow good tips especially during the festive season

    6 years ago •

  1. JamieBaby

    thanks for the tips!!!its a must have!

    6 years ago •

  1. Livvy

    Removing makeup before hitting the sheets, will save you in the morning.

    6 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    If you have gone to sleep with make up on, it helps to exfoliate the next morning to make your face look fresh again.

    6 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    Thanks for the great tips!

    Perfect for summer and simple to do

    6 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    Great tips I love to use clarins flash balm

    6 years ago •

  1. Cass1231

    staying in bed if possible…haha…

    6 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I don’t have any, but now will know how to look best.

    6 years ago •

  1. Zakeera Parker

    can never seem to hide the heavy night, just shows even if I feel all fresh…..

    6 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    For me removing the makeup before hitting the sack is the most essential step. Great tips as usual.

    6 years ago •

  1. Bronwyn

    This is where Clarins beauty flash balm comes in handy!

    6 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    Some lovely pampering the day after

    6 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Something we all need is these kinda tips…

    6 years ago •

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