Even though the champagne toasts are usually worth it, New Year's Eve celebrations often turn into New Year's Day hangovers — and sometimes, they're a doozy. As if the pounding headache and queasy stomach weren't enough, alcohol can really do a number on your complexion the next day, too.
A dry, dull face and dark circles under your eyes are hallmarks of hungover skin. And truth be told, if you're not feeling quite human, the outside sort of matches the inside. (Talk about adding insult to injury.)
If you don't have the luxury of curling up in front of Netflix all day and you actually have to be a person in the world, though, there are a few things you can do to revive your skin. The key is to be prepared ahead of time, because the last thing you'll want to do on January 1 is run around looking for the perfect hangover remedy for your complexion.
Call in reinforcements early with these nine life-saving beauty tools and products. They'll help you start the new year off with a face that looks fresher than you'll probably feel. (And who knows — maybe a little beauty TLC will be just what you need to perk up a bit.)
1. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water
Let's be real: Chances are, you didn't remove every trace of your New Year's Eve makeup — maybe you haphazardly dragged a makeup wipe across your face before crawling into bed, or maybe you didn't touch it at all. In any case, start there. Micellar cleansing water will help remove the last of your 2017 look, from face to eyes.
2. Beautimate Ice Roller
Soothe post-drinking puffiness with an ice roller, a trending beauty tool that actually works (and feels great, too). Just make sure you actually stash it in the freezer when you get it — it's not of much use at room temp.
3. Leaders Daily Wonders What Happened Last Night Revitalizing Mask
The name of this mask says it all. It's designed for the morning after a big night out, incorporating ingredients like ginseng and Artemisia extracts to give skin a much-needed boost of radiance.
4. Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
These cooling eye gels firm and soothe puffy, dark undereyes, one of the telltale signs of a killer hangover. (Not that anyone will be able to tell.)
5. Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer
Alcohol is seriously dehydrating, so your skin's going to need some moisture-restoring TLC. This one pulls double duty — as it hydrates, it also brightens with Panax ginseng and coffee bean. It'll only look like you got a full eight hours of zzz's.
6. Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder
Vitamin C is known for its brightening powers — this brand uses a powerful stabilized form of it that puts in work for 12 hours. Mix this powder into any moisturizer or serum to boost its illuminating power.
7. Rohto Maximum Redness Relief Cooling Eye Drops
Makeup artists have been known to swear by eye drops to bring new life to those peepers. And after a night of celebration, chances are, you'll need it. These redness-fighting drops will make the whites of your eyes look brighter, instantly waking up your face.
8. Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
This replenishing face primer provides a hydrating base for all of your products. It's infused with coconut water, to match the one you might be chugging. (Electrolytes, y'know?)
9. NYX Dark Circle Concealer
This moisturizing concealer has a slightly orange tint, making it a pro at disguising dark undereyes.