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As we begin to celebrate the Christmas festivities and prepare ourselves to welcome in the new year, the party season can really take it's toll on our bodies, not to mention tiredness from entertaining friends and family and getting all last minute Christmas preparations out the way. With the parties and celebrations also comes the inevitable hangover in many cases, and I often see my Twitter feed filled with questions on how to get rid of that 'morning after the night before' look. So I have here a gift from me to you - remedies for tired/hungover skin, just a few things that have worked for me and might just do the trick for you as well.

1. The first step, if you can manage it, is to take all your makeup off before you get all cosied up in bed. I know this is a tough one and there have been more than a few nights where I've ignored this advice, but waking up in the morning with heavier-than-usual makeup smudged down your face is never a good feeling. Choose a make-up remover that will make this process as easy as possible, something like the Clinique Take the Day Off makeup remover that can get rid of all traces of makeup in a few sweeps.

2. The obvious one - drink plenty of water throughout the day. Of course this is something we should all be doing everyday, however this can be an easy one to forget, especially when you're lying in bed questioning your more than embarrassing somewhat inappropriate behaviour the previous night . Drinking alcohol (especially excessive amounts) will leave your body very dehydrated, so it's important that you replenish it by drinking plenty of water the following day to make up for lost fluids. When you look at your skin after a night out and notice that it's redder and more patchy/uneven than usual, that's usually down to dehydration; drink water gradually throughout the day to combat this.

3. At-home facial. This also works if you're battling the infamous winter cold. If you have your own facial spa (such as this one) then go ahead and stick your face in here and steam out all that nastiness. If not, boil the kettle and fill a large bowl with boiling water. Sit with your head over the bowl and cover your head with a towel so that the steam can't escape, then take some deep breaths and relax. I usually do this for about 10 minutes which feels like sufficient time to sweat out any toxins and impurities. My skin often looks much happier and healthier after this, and again is a great way to re-hydrate the skin.

4. One of my go-to products for an instantly brighter complexion is the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, which I apply under my makeup when my skin looks particularly tired and dull. This helps boost skins radiance and "eliminates signs of fatigue", the ultimate beauty must-have for hangover skin.

If you have any other tips please leave a comment and let me know!