The downside to a vino buzz is redness. "the likely culprits are sulfites, preservative associated with dilated capillaries, and histamines, compounds that develop during formation," says Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., a dermatologist in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Hangover helper: Soothe a cabernet-like complexion by wearing Simple Skincare's aloe-based sheet mask for 10 minutes, then smoothing on a calming serum with niacinamide, which reduces inflammation.
Dark colored liquor contains more congeners a by-product of fermentation than clear booze does, explains Paula Simpson, a holistic beauty nutritionist. This results in headaches and a dull, worn out look. Hangover helper: Detox with Neutrogena's exfoliating wash, then pat on Dior's serum. Its fatty acids help restore luminosity.
A few brews don't just bloat your belly. They also make your skin pussy, says Simpson. To blame: beer's high carb and calorie content. Hangover helper: Rub Votre Vu's frozen serum, you store it in the freezer, onto your skin. De-puffing temps and marine extracts nix swelling in seconds. Then pop on Peter Thomas Roth hyaluronic acid infused patches to deflate under-eye bags.
All that sugar can lead to fine lines and pimples. Sweets set off an inflammatory reaction that boosts cortisol levels, which, long-term, can poke holes in collagen and elastin, says Marina Peredo, M.D., a dermatologist at Skinfluence in New York City. And the hormonal imbalance can bring on acne, says Dr. Peredo. Hangover helper: Apply Sunday Riley's bacteria-busting mask for 20 minutes, then follow with Pond's rejuveness anti-wrrinke cream. It contains topical collagen and line softening hydroxyl acids.