10 Skin Saviors to Help You Get Through the Dreaded Morning After

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Whether you’ve had one too many or danced the night away until the sun came up, the morning after proves that an all-nighter can wreak as much havoc on your skin as it does on your insides. Dehydration caused by alcohol consumption can make your skin look ruddy, puffy and dry. To help your skin bounce back, you’re going to need to do a lot more than just hydrate, hydrate, hydrate with water. Here are 10 surefire skin saviors that will help you look a million times better on the outside than you feel on the inside. 

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Saturday Skin Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist ($34)

Wake up thirsty skin with this mist that contains hyaluronic acid and kiwi and grape extracts that fight dullness while giving your skin a refreshing boost of hydration. 

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Not Soap Radio Liquid Freud Emotional Well-Being Bubble Bath ($18)

Kickstart a day of self-care with this skin-nourishing coconut milk, mango and vanilla bubble gel that includes a dose of St. John’s Wort (aka herbal Prozac) to help induce calmness and emotional stability. 

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Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Primer ($32)

To fake the look of a good nights rest, apply this primer before your foundation. It’s light enough that it doesn’t feel greasy, but delivers the moisture to replenish dehydrated skin while giving it a luminous glow.  

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Daily Wonder What Happened Last Night Revitalizing Mask ($9)

With ginseng and artemisia extracts to soothe irritated skin, this mask provides a dose of a complexion brightening serum so know one has to know what time you went to bed. 

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Herbivore Detox Bath Salts ($18)

Formulated with pacific sea salts and cambrian blue clay, which is said to draw out impurities in your pores without drying out your skin, just a scoop of these soaking salts will help you get rid of those pesky toxins in a flash. 

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ILIA Cucumber Water Stick ($42)

Awaken and refresh tired skin with this cooling toner in a stick. Just a few swipes across and this solid, water-based formulation feels like a refreshing splash of water on your face. Made with cucumber pulp to aide in puffiness and chicory root to calm stressed skin, it’s the perfect “throw it in your purse and go” pick-me-up. 

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Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Hangover Cure ($12)

Taking the guesswork out of how to treat your skin can mean everything when you’re trying to make a swift recovery. This prepackaged morning-after cure has it all: a gentle and nourishing gel mask paired with soothing eye patches to brighten and depuff the most delicate area of your face.  

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The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG ($7)

To banish the dark circles and under-eye bags that come with staying up past your bedtime, this gentle but powerful formula harnesses a high 5-percent concentration of caffeine with EGCG antioxidants taken from green tea leaves. Just a few dabs in the morning and at night promise to reveal firmer, tighter and more refreshed eyes. 

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Pacifica Coconut Probiotic Water Rehab Cream ($16)

This thirst-quenching cream promises to improve the rough, dry skin texture that comes from lack of sleep and not enough moisture. Made with coconut water, plant extracts and vegan probiotics, just a dab will leave skin looking dewy and refreshed.  

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Talika Eye Decompress Soothing Eye Mask ($25)

Fight dark under-eye circles and puffiness with this soothing eye mask that comes with a 10-minute relaxation podcast (by Iyengar yoga master Arnaud Caby)—enough time to let the calming Japanese camellia petals and decongesting escin time to do their work on your skin.

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