One too many cocktails this weekend? Don’t worry we’ve found the best hangover cures, from the headache-busting drink to the fake-awake concealer, no one will ever know!
Pear juice is about to become your new best friend. Scientists have found that drinking pear juice before drinking could stop you from feeling too bad the next day. It’s something to do with the fruit’s natural inflammatory properties that help your body target the booze. But you have to drink it before you indulge – not after.
Drink Up! Pounding headache, dizziness, feeling faint? You may have been drinking all night long, but alcohol messes with your hormones which will have you running to the ladies a lot more often, cue, dehydration. It may not sound hi-tech, but you need to replenish the lost fluids, so drink plenty of water. Even better, go for coconut water, it’s packed with electrolytes (which your body is low on thanks to the dehydration) guzzle on that and you’ll be feeling perked up in no time.
Pop A Pill: A night of heavy drinking equals a rise in toxins and a reduction in nutrients, so you need to load up on the likes of vitamin B6, B12, folic acid and vitamin C, tick every box by taking a multi-vitamin like Berocca Performance Tablets, £7.99, with a big glass of water.
Breakfast Of Champs:
Say No: To the fry up, it may be hard, but all that grease could just further irritate your already super-sensitive stomach.
Say Yes:To porridge, loaded with vitamin B, it’ll boost blood sugar levels giving you an instant energy shot, add in some banana for an extra boost of potassium.
Say Yes: Eggs are another hangover-busting brekkie, full of amino acids which help banish acetaldehyde – the nasty headache-inducing chemical that’s left when the liver breaks down alcohol.
Get Rid Of Tired Eyes In 3, 2, 1:
1. Dark Circle Slayer: Panda eyes may be the sign of a good night, but that doesn’t mean you want the world (your boss) to know you’re running on just 2 hours sleep. Disguise the darkness with a peachy or yellow tone concealer and go for a green tone to counteract any redness. We love MAC Pro Conceal & Correct Palette, £35.
2. De-Puffer: Sleeping with an extra pillow can work wonders for warding off puffy eyes. Lying flat can lead to fluid build up around the eyes, but sleeping with your head elevated will prevent the puff. Also switch to Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Eye Cream, £38, the souped up formula helps to boost circulation, banishing bags.
3. Brighteness Boost: Want to know the secret to perky peepers? Nude eyeliner. Trace your waterline with HD Brows Eye Opener, £18.50, it’ll instantly neutralise any pinkness and leave eyes looking wide awake.
Post-Party Skin Savers:
Alcohol robs skin on moisture, and with your body working overtime to banish those toxins, a heavy night can take it’s toll on your skin leaving it looking dull, uneven and tired. Here’s what you need to do…
Moisture Face Mask: Slather on First Aid Beauty’s Instant Oatmeal Mask, £17.50, it soothes redness whilst giving a mega shot of hydration.
Get Even: Avoid heavy foundations as your dry complexion will suck out the moisture and leave the formula looking chalky. Instead, perfect your skin with a hydrating, sheer coverage using the L’Occitane Precious BB Cream, £29.
Glow On: The ultimate remedy to dull skin is a peachy cream blush, skip powders which can cling to dry skin and instead blend Topshop’s Cream Blush In Flush, £7, over the apples of your cheeks for a perky flush.
Lighten Up: Finally if you can’t fix it, fake it. Give your skin a healthy gleam by dusting The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer, £17.50, over the high points of your face.