Have you seen the Hangover movies? It might be easy for those famous actors to look amazing after insane nights of boozing insanity, but for the rest of the male species it’s a mountainous challenge! Parched, stinky, slothful and completely drained of energy sporting a big whopping headache that makes the entire world seem like a piercing nuisance, bad hangovers are serious business. Speaking of which, going to work is near impossible…
The good news is that there are a number of really effective tips and tricks that guys can use to make it through the day after with a bit more ease. These gems have been passed down from generation to generation and are time tested no-brainers. However, not enough social drinkers or even functional alcoholics seem to know about them.
Take Either a Traditional or “Hippie” Shower
During a bad hangover alcohol is literally leaking out of your pours. You may not be able to smell it, but chances are other people can and will. So, with that said either hop in the shower and scrub down or stand over the sink and thoroughly wash your face, arm pits, and shoulder line. These are the places where lots of the alcohol laced sweat from last night will be.
It also takes away the film on the face, and makes your hair look better in comparison. After a good washing many people will confuse your hangover for just being tired.
Drink Tons of Water & Rehydrate
Google what the human brain looks like during an alcohol binge. It’s alarming to say the least. The brain get dehydrated along with other sift tissues (organs). Many of the hangover blues are the direct result of dehydration so start guzzling water. If your stomach is upset and you can’t keep down a whole glass of water, then sip it.
Brush Your Teeth & Employ Eye Drops
The eye drops are essential because few things are more off putting than excessively red and stressed eyeballs. Furthermore, no one wants to inhale your beer breath. Brush your teeth, keep some minds handy, and make full use of eye drops. It won’t take many because with the water you’re sipping the body will get back into hydration mode pretty quickly.
Wear Cologne & Don’t Overdress
Again, masking the smell of alcohol is imperative during a bad hangover. Cologne and deodorant work wonders, but don’t overdo it. There’s a big difference between hiding an unflattering smell and coming off like the men’s cologne section in Macys.
It’s also not wise to overdress. If you live in a colder climate, the chilly air will likely feel good. If it’s sunnier outside then sweating out the alcohol at a faster rate during the workday isn’t ideal.
If looking decent during a bad hangover is an issue, just follow those simple guidelines and then lay off the booze for a little while. Finally, next time try to match a small glass of water for every beer or alcoholic beverage. It works wonders, and the extra trips to the boy’s room will provide more chances to touch up your look for the evening.