While we primp and prep before a night out, our after routine often needs serious work. It’s a fact of life that all you want to do when you get home after a huge night out is slip off your heels and hit your head onto the pillow. Take these five pieces of brilliant advice on board and you’ll wake up feeling fabulous.
1. Transport apps.
First thing’s first. Assuming you’ve just spent the night with friends in the city, and you’re not fortunate enough to live in surrounding suburbs, you’ll be spending a bit of time commuting home – not an attractive prospect when you’re so tired you’re writing love letters to your bed in your head.
To minimise time spent waiting at bus stops in the cold, or trying to hail the one vacant taxi in hundreds of those already-occupied, you’ll need to download transport apps to your phone.
An app for ordering taxis to your location, now or for a later hour; or one outlining the various train and bus routes home – whichever your preferred method for getting home, visit your smart phone’s app store and download the relevant transport app. Best of all? They don’t cost a cent.
2. Water and rehydration salts.
After a night out, the best thing you can do is hydrate. Late nights and overindulging can cause the body to be drained of water, so it’s essential to replace lost fluid to metabolise.
Once home, consider adding a rehydration salt sachet to your water. Designed to speedily replace lost minerals and nutrients, these salts are the fastest way to rehydrate after a night out and have a better night’s sleep.
"Consider adding a rehydration salt sachet to your water." Image: iStock.
3. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water in Oil.
As soon as you’re through the door, the thought of cleansing your face under cold water is probably as appealing as working on Christmas Day. In times like this, turn to the new Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water in Oil which removes stubborn make-up.