There are many ways to avoid and reduce the harmful effects of a hangover, here are some of our most trusted methods:
When you are out having drinks with friends it is easy to forget just how many drinks you have consumed, which is why it is important to space your drinks apart. Don’t down your cocktails like they’re water, but make sure to drink a glass of water between drinks—this will help you stay hydrated.
Prepare for the hangover.
After a night of drinking, climbing straight into bed is probably the only thing your body desires. Although this may be tempting, it is important to prepare your body for the possibility of a hangover. Since dehydration tends to be the number one cause of suffering from an unwanted hangover, taking the time to drink at least three glasses of water right before bed will help your body to rehydrate.
Also, taking some of your preferred headache medicine along with your pre-bed glasses of water will help to minimize that splitting headache we all dread after a night of drinking. Another pre-bed hangover helper (if you have the energy) is removing all of your makeup to allow your body to wakeup refreshed and clean!
Consider skipping your matte-finish makeup.
You may usually wear matte to look polished, but on dehydrated skin, it could make you look worse. If you can, it’s best to sport the dewy look on a hungover day. Try: Urban Decay’s Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20. ($30, UrbanDecay.com)
Fake a healthy flush.
Apply a shimmery, light-colored shadow to the inner corners of your eyes to reflect light and instantly brighten eyes. Try: Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow Singles from Pur Minerals. ($14, PurMinerals.com)
Ponytail your hair.
Pulling hair into a youthful ponytail will give you a mini-facelift, and make you look perkier. Try: Bumble and Bumble Bandball, a ball of 100 hairbands to ensure you’re never without a hair elastic. ($20, BumbleandBumble.com)
It’s an oldie but goodie: whiten your peepers with VISINE Maximum Redness Relief Formula, because wearing oversized sunglasses indoors (when you’re not a celeb) is a dead giveaway you hit the bottle too hard last night. ($5.99, drugstore.com)