5 WAYS to... DIS­GUISE A SUM­MER PARTY HANG­OVER

What a week­end – boozy BBQS and Pimm’s in the park. But now it’s Mon­day and you need to hide the hang­over ASAP…

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1 Eat through the Pain (if You Can) If you can look at a piece of toast with­out throw­ing up, it’s a good start. If you can stom­ach a piece of toast with­out throw­ing up, great news. Eggs ac­tu­ally help break down the tox­ins in al­co­hol, while por­ridge is low-gi so will raise your blood su­gar slowly, giv­ing you enough en­ergy to carry on with your day.

2 hy­drate – Ev­ery­where isn’t it an­noy­ing when you ac­ci­den­tally drink three bot­tles of wine? down­ing loads of wa­ter is a must, but hy­drat­ing your face is also essen­tial. wear­ing a mask to work isn’t an op­tion, so slather on a rich mois­turiser like Kiehl’s Cen­talla re­cov­ery Salve, £40, and skip the cof­fee – it may wake you up but it’ll soon bring you crash­ing down.

3 dis­trac­tions are KEY Take ad­vice from Alexa Chung, who al­ways opts for a state­ment red lip­stick when­ever she’s feel­ing a lit­tle worse for wear. Trust us, they won’t be look­ing at your eye bags when you’re work­ing a bright lip. No one need know what you were up to, um, five hours ago...

4 Elim­i­nate Bag­gage those tired, bleary eyes are a huge give­away of a late night, so de-puff peep­ers with Elemis Pro-col­la­gen hy­dra-gel Eye masks, £47.50. the best bit? they work su­per-fast, so just stick them on while you’re get­ting dressed for work. ge­nius.

5 Sweat it out It’s been proven many times that get­ting up and mov­ing has a dras­tic ef­fect on hang­overs. It won’t cure them, but work­ing out causes us to re­lease en­dor­phins, which make us feel bet­ter, eras­ing the mem­ory of our hazy night. Ba­si­cally, get up and get out!

‘Please don’t let my head ex­plode at my desk...’

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