Whether it’s feeling dehydrated, queasy or a nagging headache, hangovers are best avoided. But beyond proper hydration and good sleep, what else can help you look and feel more rested?
Before You Imbibe
As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so while you’re getting ready for that big summer bash, prep your body for what’s to come. Researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) have found that drinking juice from Asian pears before a night of libation can dramatically reduce hangover symptoms the next day. This is because the enzymes found in Asian pears help increase the rate your body metabolizes and eliminates alcohol.
While You’re Out
Try to drink a glass of water for every glass of rosé, keeping a 1:1 ratio of water to booze throughout the night. We know the line to the ladies’ room is always ridiculous, but trust us, it’ll be worth it in the morning.
Stumbling Into Bed
Before hitting the hay, grab an extra pillow or place a rolled up towel under your neck for better circulation and drainage while you sleep. This decreases the chance of getting puffy, tired looking eyes when you wake up.
The Morning After
Say no to Bloody Mary’s over brunch! Grab a tall glass of coconut water instead to hydrate and replenish electrolytes. If there’s no coconut water in sight, water with a squeeze of lemon will help detoxify the liver and soothe an upset stomach if you’re feeling queasy.
Once you’re feeling better, you can focus on looking better by addressing those dark, puffy under eye circles. Check out our Eye Recovery Kit that includes everything you need to look as refreshed as you now feel. Share your best natural cures for hangovers in comments below!