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Jan 01.1

Post-party recovery

Posted In: LUSH Life

Did you have a big night out to ring in the New Year? And let us guess—you’re feeling a little less-than-stellar today?

We’ve been there, and know it results in a bit of wallowing and desperate google searches for miracle hangover cures.

Here’s the bad news: there are no miracle cures. The good news is, we’ve got a few simple tricks that will ease your symptoms and make you feel a little more human.

Cheers!

Rest

If you’ve got the luxury of sleeping off your hangover, lucky you! It’s a bit like mending a broken heart: time is really the only surefire way to recover. Even if you can’t sleep the day away, taking it easy by staying cozy and catching up on your favorite TV shows or working in the comfort of your pajamas will have you feeling better in just a few hours.

Get your energy up

If you don’t have time to laze about and wait for your hangover to subside, hop in the shower with some refreshing citrus oils to wake up your senses. Happy Hippy Shower Gel is full of fresh grapefruit juice and grapefruit oil to get you clean, fresh and feeling alive. For a more wobbly wash, try Whoosh Shower Jelly. It’s made with lemon, lime and grapefruit juices that will whip you into wakefulness, plus a softening side of honey and seaweed extract.

Whoosh shower jelly in use

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Alcohol is a diuretic and can cause serious dehydration, which is arguably the root cause of all this hangover business. The remedy? Replace those lost fluids by drinking water, juice, coconut water or sports drinks. And consider snacking on moisture-rich foods like fresh orange slices, carrots and celery. They’ll help replenish your body’s water and provide you with some vitamins too. Next time you’re planning to enjoy a few alcoholic beverages, throw water in between the rounds: you’ll thank yourself the next day!

Eat light

Although some people swear by a greasy breakfast the morning after a party, the experts say a light carb-filled breakfast of toast or crackers is best. These simple foods will help get your blood sugar back to normal without overloading your stomach or causing heartburn.

Of course, the best cure for a hangover is prevention, but by the time New Year’s 2017 rolls around, we have a sneaking suspicion we’ll need to refer to these handy tips again. Happy New Year from all of us at Lush!