how to hide a hangover

The handsome man’s guide to a hangover

As summer party season enters its final throes with a high chance of hangover and an even higher ABV, we're on hand to help out...

It’s hard to feel handsome on a hangover. With a dry mouth, dark eyes and a general feeling of emptiness and regret, the long day after the big night can feel like an uphill struggle. But fear not, gents, we’re on hand show you how to hide a hangover – even if we can’t stop you feeling it.

With a tactical overhaul of your bathroom cabinet, you can ensure that any hangover is quickly and effectively disguised. From swilling some top minty mouthwash to putting a little colour back on your cheeks, these are the products you should be buying so you’ll look as good the morning after as you felt the night before…

Prevention is better than cure: La Mer Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask

La Mer Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask

We know the heaviest nights often tend to be the ones you didn’t see coming, but if you have a party on the horizon which pretty much comes with the proviso of a heavy hangover, then get ahead of the game.

La Mer is the undisputed champion of heavy-duty skincare, and a staple name in a host of the best-looking celebrities’ cabinet. A day or two before The Big Night Out, apply this mask and wait for your future skin to thank you later.

La Mer Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask

La Mer Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask

£125

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Open your eyes: Perricone MD Essential FX Smoothing and Brightening Eye Cream

Perricone MD Essential FX Smoothing and Brightening Eye Cream

The eyes are the window to the soul, and by default, they are also the window to the soulless recognition of all the mistakes you made last night. Enter this best-selling eye cream from Dr. Goldfaden, designed to help reduce the appearance of darkness, puffiness, and fine lines.

(Sadly, it won’t keep your eyelids open for you as you trawl through emails, but we can recommend the best coffee on the market to help you out there, too…)

Perricone MD Essential FX Smoothing and Brightening Eye Cream

Perricone MD Essential FX Smoothing and Brightening Eye Cream

£89

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Scrub the night away: Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask

Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask

There’s something cathartic about scrubbing the remnants of a rough night from your tell-tale pores. We hope that exfoliation is already a part of your grooming routine, but it really is of utmost importance when it comes to hangover damage limitation.

Remove all those dead skin cells and give your skin a chance to repair and rejuvenate with the Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask.

Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask

Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask

£59

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Embrace the Man Tan: Tom Ford Bronzing Gel

Tom Ford Bronzing Gel

It’s time to loosen up when it comes to fake tan. Forget what you thought you knew about streaky lines, sponge mitts and stained bedsheets. Fake tan can be a total lifesaver when it comes to disguising a multitude of alcohol-induced sins.

This Tom Ford Bronzing Gel gets our vote for being easy to apply, natural-looking, and smelling bloody amazing. Fake it till you make it.

Tom Ford Bronzing Gel

Tom Ford Bronzing Gel

£39

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Banish bad breath: Aesop Mouthwash

Aesop Mouthwash

If you’ve followed all of the above rules, and take your skincare seriously, then we applaud you. But sadly, these tips alone will not make you immune to the desperately embarrassing bad breath that has you reeking of a brewery in the office.

Australian-based brand Aesop recommends you “swig generously and gargle prior to all public appearances” and, of course, after brushing to maintain optimal oral hygiene.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: Thyme Water

Thyme Water

Never, ever investigate the powers of ‘hair of the dog’. The only thing that can save you now is proper hydration. And, while water is great, some hangovers call for a bit more than just H2O.

Thyme was actually revered by the ancient Romans as a hangover cure, to fight tiredness and lift the spirits. If that sounds like something you might appreciate after a night on the town, then rely on the same alchemy that served Roman soldiers centuries ago. The wildly successful Rosemary Water brand recently launched its No.1 Botanicals range, bottling all the cure-all goodness in incredibly aesthetically pleasing packaging. Bottoms up!

 

Thyme Water

No.1 Botanical Thyme Water (Case of 12)

£29.40

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