The Best Ways to Hide a Holiday Hangover
The holidays are full of opportunities to have a great night with friends. But a long night of fun and drinking can make for a rough morning (and day, and night, and week…) Rinse and repeat for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and more! The good news? There are product and routines that you can put into action so at least you don’t look as hungover as you probably feel!
Before you hit the sack for the night, try and get a lot of water into your system. If you’re hydrated, you’ll be less likely to wake up with a headache the next morning. Opt for at least two or three glasses of water and more in the morning and you’ll feel MUCH better. You’ll be less inflamed, your head won’t hurt as much and your skin won’t look as dull as it would if you were very dehydrated. So, drink up! (Water, that is.)
Use A Moisturizing Face Mask
When you get home after your long night, put a gel-based moisturizing mask into the fridge for 5-10 minutes and place it on your face while you scarf down that pizza you picked up on the way home. It will help plump your face while reducing puffiness! If you want something that will work overnight, find an overnight mask to help you wake up glowing and fresh - at least on the outside.
If your moisturizing mask wasn’t enough to help your skin replenish your youthful glow, make sure to use some heavy-duty moisturizer as well. Put some on after your mask and again after you shower in the morning. Make sure to include your lips, because chapped dry lips are a dead giveaway that you’re dehydrated (one of the marks of a hangover).
When in doubt, just layer on the makeup. There’s actual makeup out there that is made to help you look fresh during a hangover, but if you don’t have it the solution is simple. Grab some primer, even out your complexion, and add some color to your cheeks to create a normal, dewy look - and no one will ever be any the wiser.
Eat Some Water
Yes, you did read that correctly. Try and focus on eating foods with a naturally high water content, like fruits and vegetables. When you’re trying to replenish your body you want to get water from as many places as possible. Avoid salty foods (which will make you more dehydrated and make you groggy and dozy - a hangover giveaway) and stick to natural foods with water.
Use an Eye Mask
Remember the famous eye mask from “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” that Holly Golightly wore after dancing all night long? Turns out there’s actual science behind wearing one to bed after drinking a lot. It helps to combat the negative effects of alcohol and results in a less fatigued look in the morning. And no, we are not against bringing it to dinner and sneaking in a nap after dessert!