By MH Staff - Posted on 21st November 2013
Wage war on the remnants of your boy’s night with this care package – the ultimate hangover kit
You body will metabolise alcohol using glucose, water and vitamin B1,” explains Dr Eric Asher, Medical Director of thethirdspace.com. “Adding a pill of homeopathic Nux Vomica 30 to Berocca (a B complex) will aid detoxification.” Take one with water before you head out, for a pre-emptive strike.
"The skin around your eyes is thin, so blood vessels are more visible," explains Ahmed Zambarakji, grooming writer at theexfoliator.com. "A 'rollerball' eye gel will reduce any puffiness by massaging fluid away from the area." Leaving no traces of your covert mission.
Eggs are rich in booze-expelling cysteine. But no need to call in the soldiers. Serve with asparagus instead, which speeds alcohol metabolisation, and ginger tea to reduce nausea.
It's not just your brain that's aching for its morning fix. "This moisturiser contains caffeine which’ll perk up tired skin," says Zambarakji.
Alcohol inhibits the production of saliva, letting bad breath-causing bacteria flourish. This mouthwash has enzymes found in saliva and is alcohol-free.
Booze performs an acid attack on your blood. "Reverse the tissue acidosis by drinking 1tsp of bicarbonate of soda in fruit juice," says Dr Asher.
"You need about 80mg of caffeine to combat fatigue – double that if it's severe," says Prof Jim Horne of Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Centre. Make Red Bull Sugarfree your go-to; it has the ideal amount.
Studies show that electrolyte-rich coconut water is as effective as sports drinks for rehydration, but it's lower on the glycemic index, so you won't get a blood sugar spike and crash.