You would think I am old enough to know better, to have experienced enough remorse in my lifetime to understand the importance of discipline and moderation. But alas, it’s inevitable. A few times a year, I encounter the dreaded hangover after a night of heavy drinking.
Daily, I have responsibilities to tend to and commitments to keep. Letting a hangover get the best of me isn’t an option. I have no choice but to hide it. I have to appear professional, dependable, and, well, fake like I’m always a responsible grown-up.
For me, hiding a hangover is like a game, and one that I have gotten pretty good at. Follow my tips and you can accomplish the same. Here’s how I hide a hangover and meet all my goals for the day.
To avoid the hangover altogether, drink a glass of water for each alcoholic beverage you imbibe. But, if you’re like me and neglect to do that, day-after hydration is pivotal to riding out your hangover gracefully. Because you’re making up for a lack of hydration from the night before, plain water isn’t enough. You need additives to help.
I think Drip Drop is the best solution. It works immediately. You won’t even need over-the-counter medication to handle any headache you might be feeling after drinking a glass of it. Shop for Drip Drop at Walgreens.
If you don’t have Drip Drop on hand, an alternative hydration solution is Pedialyte. Two glasses of it will do the trick. You can pretty much find Pedialyte anywhere, including your favorite grocery store. It’s considerably less expensive than Drip Drop.
Several glasses of coconut water throughout your day should have you feeling back to normal. It’s also a good way to settle any tummy troubles, too.
I perk up my peepers.
Sad, tired eyes are dead giveaways of a hangover. Use eye drops to eliminate bloodshot eyes and Pixi’s Detoxif-EYE to make puffiness disappear. I keep a container of these under eye patches chilling in the fridge. Buy them at Target.
I walk it off.
I know. You’re hungover and the last thing you want to do is exercise. But seriously, short bursts of activity throughout your day will burn off those toxins that are poisoning your body and causing your hangover. Take a few walks outside in the fresh air. Because I work from home, I’ll jump on the treadmill for 10 minutes to pump up my adrenaline, make me feel energized, and diminish my hangover.
I wear lipstick.
I don’t know why, but there’s something magical about lipstick that just makes you look like you have your shit together. Avoid nudes. Go for a bright hue. Think about it. Glamour means to cast a spell. And nothing will trick the world into thinking you never behave like a lush like a bold red lip.
It truly is best to practice moderation while drinking alcohol and to drink plenty of water during a libation-filled night. But we all have our moments of immaturity and irresponsibility. If you have a slip up, hail a cab, Lyft or Uber, get as much sleep as possible, and try my tips above. It’s not too difficult to hide a hangover and face your day like you normally do.