MISSY CONFIDENTIAL
The hangover survival kit
No, we’re not talking about that dumb movie! We’re talking about your face!

Nov 08, 2013 09:34
by Sally Creagh

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Had a night on the tiles? Going to grandma’s the next morning? You not only need to feel better, you need to look better. Use this kit and within the hour you’ll have the appearance of respectability, guaranteed!

1. Oh my aching head

So, you feel like you’ve got a mack truck and a jackhammer going ten rounds inside your cranium? Your headache is caused by dilated blood vessels so a lie down with an ice pack and some paracetamol (not aspirin, it can irritate the stomach) will bring some relief. While you’re lying there, think of all the embarrassing things you did when you were drunk.

2. The discomfort of dehydration

Next you need to replace the fluids, vitamins & minerals you may have lost during your binge. Water is best but juice is good too. Take a vitamin capsule like Blackmore’s Bio ACE Excell, which is an antioxidant formula designed to decrease the burden on your body from excess stress, free radicals and alcohol. Sounds like that party last night, eh?

3. The scent of insobriety

Nothing is more disturbing to one's sensibilities in the delicate hungover state than foul odours, so wash away any trace of that smoky bar room with a tepid shower, then treat yourself to a nourishing hair mask. Try The Hair Doctor from Lush, which contains peppermint, rosemary and chamomile to refresh, degrease and moisturise.

4. Soothing skin solution

Try a calming face mask like Natio’s Spa Green Clay Face Mask to cleanse and soothe irritated skin. And while you’re waiting for that to do its magic, have some ginger tea and salty crackers. The ginger settles the stomach, and lemongrass is refreshing; the simple carbs in the crackers will give you energy while the salt helps rehydrate you.

5. Unkempt no more

Beauty Flash Balm is one of those miracle products every girl should have in her cosmetics bag. It helps get rid of signs of fatigue, it moisturises, brightens and tightens facial contours and smooths the skin’s surface, so you don’t look like you did what you did last night.  Reduce redness in bloodshot eyes with some eye drops. Then try a tinted roll on under eye serum containing caffeine to reduce under eye bags. Caffeine is a powerful vasoconstrictor that constricts the fine blood vessels that cause dark undereye circles. Try the Garnier Youthful Radiance Tinted Eye Roll-On for a quick cover up.

6. Time to face the world

Some light makeup can give the illusion of health, well-being & sobriety by adding colour to your face. Cream blush is wonderful as it is very subtle, so add a few dabs to your cheeks and blend well; a quick slick of mascara to brighten the eyes; some tinted lip balm and you’re ready. Grab your sunglasses for that sensitivity to light and off you go. Grandma will never know!

What are your tips for surviving a hangover?

 
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