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Get rid of after-party skin woes

fashion-and-trends Updated: Jan 13, 2012 02:00 IST
Priyanka Monga
Priyanka Monga
Hindustan Times
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If too much partying has left your skin dull, dehydrated, and fatigued, its time you change your habits. The signs of over-indulgence in alcohol consumption and disturbed sleep patterns are easily visible on your face.



Dr Naresh Arora, cosmetologist, says, "The skin looks tired and dehydrated leading to the occurrence of fine lines, loose skin, pigmentation, under eye bags due to fatigue and dark circles etc. Acidity and constipation are the after-effects of excessive alcohol consumption which further lead to other skin disorders."



FaceIt’s not just alcohol consumption, but intake of junk and high calorie food before bedtime that causes sleep deprivation and leaves the skin looking tired, sluggish, dull and under-nourished. To get back the healthy glow, it is important to follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly or go for beauty treatments that give you instant results. Age-old home remedies for skin can work wonders too if they are used consistently and with proper care.



Go the healthy way

To get rid of the post-party skin hangover, it’s imperative to follow a specific diet for a few days. Prachi Aggarwal, director, Fitho Wellness says, "Skin hangover can be easily dealt with, by following a light yet healthy diet for a few days. This should include 2-3 litres of water consumption, daily." She also adds that strength training work-outs help to repair the skin.



Beauty wonders

If you don’t have the patience to go through the strict diet and exercise, then a trip to a beauty salon or spa is a good option. Beauty expert Blossom Kochhar says, "For healthy looking skin, use deep cleanse or deep moisturising treatments, oxygenated face packs, aromatherapy facial and body massage, or pressure point massage." Dr Arora suggests, "Use a mild face wash, a face toner and a sunscreen moisturiser."



Change in Diet

Start your day with 2-3 glasses of water, at room temperature.

Follow it by fresh fruits and cereals for breakfast.

For lunch, eat a bowl of salad with light dressing and a dinner that consists of lightly sauted fresh green vegetables.

Make sure you drink a minimum of 2-3 litres of water through the day. To help remove the toxins from your system, also have atleast 2 cups of green tea in the day.



Home Remedies

Apply an oatmeal, yoghurt and honey mix on the face and neck. Massage, then scrub and keep it on for 20 minutes.

Make a paste by putting together papaya, milk powder and lemon juice. Apply for 20 minutes before rinsing it off.

Use tea bags dipped in warm water on your eye area to treat dark circles.

Moisturise skin with a mix of malai and lemon juice. Keep for 15 minutes before rinsing.

Improve your skin with a mixture of Aloe Vera and rose water. The two are natural detoxifying and antiseptic moisturisers.