Hangovers are no small inconvenience, and according to Lori Kenyon Farley, certified nutritional consultant and co-founder of Project Juice, they can have some pretty gnarly effects on your skin health. Hangovers mean fatigue, dehydration and the proclivity to binge on greasy foods, all of which can cause your skin to look dull, bloated and greasy.
Of course, one of the best things you can do for your hangover is to chug water and replenish your electrolytes. But if you want to infuse your skin with vitamins, antioxidants and other goodies from the outside in, try one of these luxe face masks. These sheet, clay and gel masks are specifically formulated to de-bloat, de-puff, rehydrate and treat other icky side effects of going too hard the night before. Here, nine hangover masks to help you bounce back, the beauty junkie way.
Best Hangover Mask For Restoring Dewiness
What it does: Restores the healthy dewiness that drained from your skin last night like Miller Lite from a beer funnel.
How it works: Apply this one-use-only sheet mask to clean skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes, and the ginseng and Artemesia extract-packed formula will get to work revitalizing your dull complexion. The mask is packed with an entire bottle of serum for a serious dose of hydration (think: an IV for your face). After use, pat the leftover product into your skin, chase with a large tumbler of cucumber water and marvel at your refreshed complexion.
Best Hangover Mask For Soothing Irritation
What it does: Soothes sensitive, stressed skin after a night of belting Trap Queen at the top of your lungs and trying not to face plant in your stilettos.
How it works: Gently apply a layer of this refreshing gel mask to cleaned, toned skin. (Chill the mask in the fridge for five minutes beforehand for extra cooling sensation.) Chamomile extract and Xylitol calm skin, while reducing any swelling or irritation. Leave on for 10 to 20 minutes, and after rinsing, behold as the the redness recedes from your complexion.
Best Hangover Mask for Extracting Toxins
What it does: Cleanses and resurfaces your fatigued, toxin-laden complexion. (Because eve though that fifth cocktail didn't feel toxic at the time, it sure does now.)
How it works: Apply a thin layer of this clay mask to clean, dry skin. Exfoliating ingredients work to lift dead skin cells and draw out impurities (aka, the vodka taking up residence in your pores), while anti-aging properties help firm and even out skin tone. After five minutes, rub off most of the product with your fingers, then rinse away residue with lukewarm water. Your complexion will appear astonishingly retexturized, cleansed and glowy.
Best Hangover Mask for Reviving Tired Eyes
What is does: Reduces the dark circles, puffiness and fine lines around your delicate eye area, worsened by an angry liver and less than half a night's sleep.
How it works: Place these extra-large under-eye masks beneath each eye, making sure to fit them comfortably to your face shape. Within 20 minutes, their key ingredients of hydrating hyaluronic acid, vitamin A, caffeine and protective hesperidin work to hydrate and refresh your drowsy peepers. Reduced fine lines and puffiness will push the restart button on your lethargic morning.