How To Fix Hangover Face: A Guide For The Morning After From Dr Pimple Popper

Dr Pimple Popper, the world's leading dermatologist, has got your back.

How to fix hangover face: tips from Dr Pimple Popper

Dr Pimple Popper, the world's leading dermatologist, knows skin. And while she might prefer you didn't drink ALL the mulled wine this Christmas, she knows none of us can be trusted near a vat of hot, juicy alcoholic goodness. Here's her advice on how to ensure your face isn't one of the things you regret the next morning.


1 H20

Water for Hungover Skin

We know we sound like your mum, but alternating each alcoholic drink WILL help your skin the next day. Dr Pimple Popper explains: "The reason you crave water when you are hungover is because alcohol reduces your Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH); this hormone regulates the amount of water in the blood. Your skin can become dehydrated (not the same as dry skin) - lotion on your skin isn't going to cut it - you need water!" Make a pact with a friend to do this so you're more likely to stick to it.

2 Eat your greens. And reds. And yellows...

Eating vegetables restores Vitamin A - fighting the appearance of hungover skin

Yes, we know all you're craving is a greasy fry-up. But eating colourful veg will help to restore the Vitamin A that the alcohol has sucked out of you, reinstating your natural glow. If you can manage it, we recommend Jamie Oliver's Hungover Noodles or a Shakshuka.


3 Drink vodka. Genuinely.

Vodka is recommended to help hangover skin.

"Try to avoid sugary alcohol based drinks, as these contribute to skin swelling. Stick to vodka and tonic." Guys, this is literally doctor's orders. Cheers!

4 Put your face on the rocks

Cold compress - skin advice from a dermatologist to reduce redness from a hangover

Skin redness can be caused by alcohol dilating your blood vessels. One way to reduce this is to pop a cold compress on the affected area for a few minutes. But be warned, extended periods of drinking can cause permanent redness and skin damage. Drink responsibly y'all, if not for your dignity, then for your beautiful face.

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