hangover tips from the fashion industry
The greatest hangover cure ever was given to me by a friend the morning after I got married. A piping hot double espresso with a spoonful of honey melted into it – drunk down in one go.
My morning-after beauty secret is Skyn Iceland Fresh Start Mask. You have to try it – it makes you look as if you have been on holiday for a week and slept for 16 hours. I am not joking.
My hangover cure is pretty self-flagellatory but hey, I’m catholic! First, I have a pot of sweet tea and a giant coffee. Then I down a tonne of coconut juice, which is not dissimilar to downing wee. Then I do the unthinkable and go for a long run, wrapped up tight to ensure maximum sweating. At this point I still haven’t eaten anything so once I’m back, I fry three eggs (protein!), have them on buttered toast (fats!), with more tea and a pint of water to replace all the sweat. Yes, I am Carrie’s mother.
I’m sure a ginger steeper is meant to be cleansing and antibacterial or whatever, but it mainly helps you stop feeling wretched. Chop big chunks of root ginger into a mug, pour over boiling water then cover with a saucer to steep for five minutes. A fashion-connected doctor recently told me to add honey, the cure for all hangovers apparently, I have no idea why.
Charlie Porter, men’s fashion critic of the Financial Times
Prepare for the worst: make sure you have Tylenol, coconut water and antacid always on hand. Nothing is worse than having to leave your apartment in this condition. You’ll thank yourself later. Those cold gel-filled face masks you keep in your fridge also come in handy. Someone once told me if you hold it on the back of your head where your head meets your neck, it helps with nausea. If you actually have to see people, wear a pink shirt – everyone looks a bit more alive and healthy in a pink shirt.
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Pre-empting the sore head, I take two Nurofen before bed and in the morning I have an espresso shot, with coconut oil, butter and cinnamon followed by a Berocca with coconut water and a peanut butter muffin.
Reece Crisp, menswear buyer, Harvey Nichols
If you have to go into work, dress up and make yourself feel smart to help you get through the day. Red lipstick helps you feel more put together and helps lift a pale complexion. Statement jewellery draws attention away from your face. Drink coconut water in abundance. Or a bloody Mary. The Kobito Love Hangover Kits are also brilliant. Lots of carbs will keep you going throughout the day, as will ibuprofen every four hours. Or try a Disney film and some bacon.
The team at MATCHESFASHION
This is my busiest time of year with work, but you can’t not go to all the parties! Luckily I live opposite Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, so I fall into their Bulldog Edition cafe most mornings to devour a leek and cheese toastie and a double espresso. I usally sit outside so I can take some deep breaths until I feel near human again.
Mandi Lennard, fashion PR, Mandi’s Basement
There is absolutely no cure for a hangover except not getting too drunk. And that’s no fun. So drink plenty of water and fresh juice when you get up and then have a bloody strong negroni just before lunch when the worst of its about to kick in. Cures nothing but masks plenty.
Patrick Grant, designer and The Great British Sewing Bee presenter
I always begin the day (afternoon) with at least four drinks: an orange juice, a sparkling water, a tea and a diet coke - all at once. I take two pain killers and avoid eggs like the plague. Also if I’m being organised I eat a ‘cautionary’ banana before I go out (I think that may be an urban myth?). Also: red lipstick.
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