If you’ve ever met friends or colleges out for drinks during the week, chances are you’ve overdone it and woken up with a nasty hangover. There are things you can do to alleviate the feeling of internal death, but there are no surefire hangover cures as of yet. The good news? There are a handful of things you can do to look less like death to your coworkers the following day when you show up to work. The two most obvious being …
#1. Drink Water … Then Drink More Water
From the moment you stop drinking — or, ideally, while you’re drinking — you should chug water. “Alcohol is a diuretic, so it dehydrates your skin and body — one of the reasons for that pounding headache the morning after,” says New York City dermatologist Dennis Gross. “Dehydrated skin loses its plump, firm appearance so it appears more lined and waxy.”
#2. Brush Your Teeth
Your disgusting dragon breath should tip you off that you need to drag a brush across your pearly yellows, but along with a morning brush you should do it a few times throughout the day. Last night’s bender will linger on your breath because the alcohol is still in your stomach, so you need to brush your teeth every few hours.
Oh, and don’t forget to also brush your tongue, or its stench will let people know you had 18 whiskey cocktails the night before.
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