When party season is in full swing – livin’ ain’t easy. It takes some serious stamina and preparation to bring your A-game to every Christmas lunch, family reunion, catch-up drinks and cocktail party, but all of those chocolate assortments and bottles of Veuve will leave you with nothing but an A-class hangover.

Thinking ahead is key. You need to pack for the occasion – well beyond your Rockstuds and 10 pairs of party feet.

We’re talking damage control for your skin – fast-working, quick-fixes that require minimum effort and give maximum results to keep you looking fresh one midnight mimosa after the next.

Here’s five products that will make it happen.

By Carmen Hamilton.