10 beauty tricks to disguise a hangover

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If last night’s celebrations led to one too many drinks, chances are you woke up this morning with puffy eyes, blotchy skin and one hell of a headache. Hey, we’ve all been there. And since you can’t get back the hours of sleep you missed because you have to get ready for the day ahead, here are 10 ways to fake a fresh face.

1. SHOWER

Sure, it might seem obvious, but if you’re feeling sluggish and tired, jump in the shower, stat. Lather up with a deliciously scented body wash to instantly revive you and get rid of that ‘pub’ smell. Plus, it gives you a chance to scrub off any evidence of the night before. What entry stamp?

2. BRUSH YOUR TEETH

When you wake up with a mouth as dry as the Sahara and a ‘fuzzy’ coating on your teeth, you know you partied a little too hard. And boozy breath is a dead giveaway. Brush up, and don’t skimp on the mouthwash either. Thanks in advance! 

3. WAKE UP YOUR PEEPERS

We know time isn’t always on your side the morning after the night before, but if you can swing it, give yourself 15 minutes to tackle those puffy peepers. Apply cucumber slices or cool, damp tea bags over your eyes and wait for the magic to happen. Don’t forget to pop in some eye drops, either. Extra points for whipping out the lash curler and applying mascara.

4. POP PARACETAMOL

You’re going to want to get that headache under control before attempting to take on the rest of the day. Nurofen is a great option, and since it has anti-inflammatory properties, it will also help to reduce any redness and depuff your eyes. #winning

5. MOISTURISE

Drinking is hugely dehydrating for skin, so be sure to inject some of that moisture back in. Add life to your face with a concentrated moisturiser that plumps up skin to create a dewy, glowing look.

6. TAKE THE TIME TO PRIME

Does your foundation ever look blotchy the day after a night on the town? That’s because your skin’s feeling particularly thirsty, and is looking for liquid to absorb. By using a primer, you’re creating a barrier between you and your make-up, meaning it’ll stay on longer, and won’t get stuck into your pores. Excellent.

7. SPRITZ UP

Booze makes us sweat. There’s no escaping it. It’s the body’s natural way of getting rid of the toxins we just guzzled down. To avoid getting caught out with bad B.O, blast those underarms and spritz on a fresh scent before leaving the house.

8. DON’T FORGET YOUR HAIR

It’s all about minimal effort for maximum results. Spray on some dry shampoo (honestly, whoever invented that needs a medal), and tie it back into a braid or high pony to open up your eyes and conceal any bird’s nests nestled in the back. Shhh.

9. GET THE GLOW

Fake radiance with the help of a little highlighter on your cheeks, brow and nose bones and cupid’s arrow. Follow up with a bronzer all over to conceal your washed-out complexion and finish with a flush of blush on the apples of your cheeks. Hangover? What hangover?

10. KEEP UP THE WATER

This one goes without saying, but drink plenty of water from the minute you wake up! You’ll feel better for it, we promise.

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