Your Essential Hangover Cheat Sheet
Gearing up for an indulgent New Year's Eve? That doesn't mean you have to wake up to a monster hangover. To stave off the raging headache, you can either try the latest "miracle" hangover cures or you can stop a hangover in its tracks by being diligent the night before. Thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow and her cadre of expert friends, we know what causes a hangover, which makes it easier to prevent them.
There are tons of little tricks you can do the night before to minimize your suffering come the harsh light of day. And if you did party a little too hearty, never fear — we've also got a few sneaky ways to help hide the evidence of a debaucherous night, so you don't have to deal with all the knowing "Rough night?" comments from your friends and co-workers. Check out our hangover cheat sheet now and avoid the nauseous, achy, puffy-eyed grief in the morning.
Before The Party
• Start your beauty pre-gaming off by loading up on anti-inflammatory foods to help mitigate the damage that will surely ensue. Lunch should consist of water-rich fruits, veggies, salmon, roasted nuts, and plenty of water.
• Moisturize your under-eye area now — this will make wrinkles and puffiness less pronounced later. Tim Quinn, celebrity makeup artist for Giorgio Armani Beauty recommends using a small, pearl-sized amount of eye cream, emulsifying it on the back of your hand and gently tapping it along the ocular bone, from the outside edge of eye inward so as not to disturb your previously applied eye makeup. “The eye cream will actually revive and freshen the makeup that has settled into fine lines,” he adds.
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