I have a skincare routine you can do while you’re drunk, and it’s about to change your entire life
So easy, even drunk you can do it
by Una Dabiero
Every girl has had this mood. You drank like 8 vodka sodas at the bar, danced with some sweaty dude, and came home with runny mascara and eyeshadow that made its way up to your forehead. You figure you'll just go to sleep and deal with your five-step skincare routine in the morning. The next day: Chin pimples GALORE.
Listen, I am a lifestyle purist. It's really one of the worst parts about me. I'll start a new habit and if I miss a day, I just quit! Not worth it. So what I'm saying is basically every time I go out, I have to quit my skin care routine because I'm too fucked up to do it all.
I think I've come up with a solution (not a serum) to this problem. Here is the best quick-and-easy skincare routine for when you're super fucked up. It takes 1.5 minutes and involves lots of fun sprays.
We're our way to being skincare queens, just saying.
Start with a wipe that removes make-up and cleanses
Let's be honest: The last thing you want to do after a bottle of wine is run to the bathroom, remove your makeup, wet a washcloth, get out your cleanser, then go to town on your face.
Cut cleansing down to one step with makeup removing wipes that also cleanse. You shouldn't really depend on these everyday for your cleansing needs, but they're much better than leaving on the sticky foundation you melted at the club.
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes are a classic.
But Simple offers a slightly less-expensive option, which also calms the face
Tone with a toning spray
After you've cleansed, you would generally tone or exfoliate. You're probably a lil too fucked to be messing with chemical serums or salt scrubs, so toning sprays offer a quick and painless alternative. Here's our favorite:
Moisturize with hydrating spray
The last (and most important step) of your drunk skincare routine is moisturizing. You're probably too fucking tired at this point to rub lotion on your face, so finish up your quick routine with a hydrating spray.
One of our favorite, low price options is the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater
But if you're willing to splurge, Clinique's Moisture Surge is beloved by reviewers. And it's Clinique — of course it works.
But most importantly: Keep a water bottle next to your bed
I know y'all aren't new to this, and know that alcohol is super dehydrating. We've all had a hangover. But rehydrating after a night out might be the most important part of your skincare routine. Drinking enough water can brighten the skin, fend off acne, and even close pores. Keep a water bottle by your bed to sip on before you sleep and after you wake up. It can be cute and match the decor, of course.
Maybe snatch this cute ban.do bottle.
Or this one.
Or grab an off-brand S'well. I have 0 time for a $40 water bottle.
Honestly, now that I've made it so easy, there's no excuse. You bitches better be doing your skincare routine everyday. I don't care if we were at the club until 4am — now we all can come home, tone, and hydrate. 💦