Whether it's a New Years Eve party, the fourth of July, or a night out and about with some old friends, the worst feeling in the world is waking up with a massive hangover. Here are a few tips and tricks that might help you avoid one.
1.) Skip the salad for dinner and go all out with a big meal. This is an obvious one, but an easy one to forget in all the hustle and bustle of busting out your old tuxedo and making sure your Uber price tag isn't in the four figures. Because alcohol is also a carb, having a whole bunch of bread isn't necessarily "soaking up" the booze either. Try a huge plate of grilled chicken, rice, and veggies instead. You'll feel less bloated that way too.
2.) Have a drink of water any chance you get once out. This is another obvious one, but an easy one to forget once you're in the moment of champagne popping and ugly novelty glass. Hopefully this'll serve as a friendly reminder.
3.) Stick with one type of drink and make it clear. Darker drinks like rum and bourbon contain congeners, which increases the severity of hangovers.
4.) Leave a giant glass of ice next to your bed. That way, when you wake up in the morning, you'll have ice cold water waiting for you.
5.) Pop two aspirins before sleeping. This won't prevent a hangover, but if one is coming, at least it will be a little less painful.
6.) Take an ice cold shower before you hit the hay and another one immediately after waking up. This work wonders.
7.) Good face moisturizing the next morning will make you feel more alive and awake. Kiehl's Facial Fuel is the best thing ever.
8.) Less lounging, more doing. Just like when you're sick, it's amazing how much better you feel when you crawl out of bed, shave, shower and dress like a grown up.
9.) These Bytox hangover prevention patches actually work, and almost every convent store in America sells them, so you can easily snag a pack before you hit the town tonight.
10.) Have plans for breakfast that don't involve a McMuffin. If you call now, you might still be able to get a reservation somewhere.