Health & Beauty
5 Sneaky Ways Alcohol Affects Your Health and Beauty (and How to Prevent Them)
We're conditioned to think it's glamorous, but when it comes to your health and looks, drinking's insidious side effects are anything but
Tip 2: Avoid coffee. The stereotypical drunk guy gets cups of coffee poured down his gullet to sober him up so it must work, right? Nope. The caffeine in coffee is a diuretic and will only serve to further dry out your tissues. Ditto the proverbial "hair of the dog." Stay away from Starbuck's and the Bloody Mary and drink orange juice (the sugar and vitamin C will help), seltzer water or chicken broth (the sodium will help boost your electrolyte levels).
Tip 3: Fake a well-rested, un-queasy look. Deflate eye puff with chilled tea bags (the caffeine works like a champ) or try a product containing peptides or Arctic Root like Kiehl's Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer, $19.
Then, even out your skin tone by first applying a primer that will seal in moisture and smooth out your complexion (try Murad Skin Perfecting Primer -- Dewy Finish, $35) and follow with a tinted moisturizer (like Clarins Hydra-Care Tinted Moisturizer SPF6, $42) to impart subtle color and coverage without the thickness of a foundation. Bring your face back to life by applying a pop of color on your cheeks (Tarte Amazonian Clay Long-Wear Blush, $32 comes in eight to-die-for-shades) and keep lips looking moist with a creamy lipstick or glossy balm (try CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm, $5.99).