Maybe just one drink turned into double digits, or your selfish mate had his birthday drinks on a school night… whatever the reason, it’s now 7.30am and you’d really prefer your boss to think you went to bed at 10pm with a cup of cocoa and the new Dan Brown. Looking good is totally doable if you follow our morning-after rules for men.
Sounds ridiculously simple, we know, but don’t underestimate the power of getting clean, man. It might be tempting to sack off the shower for an extra 10 minutes in bed, but that unique booze/sweat stink will give you away to your colleagues faster than last night’s 3am Insta stories. Choose a citrusy-scented shower gel for an extra enlivening kick – try Radox Men Feel Heroic Lemon & Tea Tree Shower Gel. Citrus scents can also cause a boost of serotonin, aka the happy hormone, so it might make you feel less sorry for yourself.
UNPACK YOUR BAGS
Eyes got bags that’d earn you extra luggage costs on easyJet? Stick a couple of spoons in the fridge and hold them over your eyes for a few minutes. The cold metal will shrink the swelling and temporarily tighten the skin. Sounds like too much of a faff? An eye cream containing caffeine does the same thing. Try L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Eye Roll-On.
Now you’ve sorted the bags, what about your eyes? Bloodshot? Dull? Feeling dry? Solve all these in seconds with Superdrug Sparkling Eye Drops. Find them hard to apply? Do it while you’re lying down, which will give you a few more valuable horizontal minutes.
Morning skincare is never more important than after a big night. Take a little longer over your usual morning application and spend a few minutes massaging in your cream (try Nivea Men Skin Energy Moisturiser), using long upward strokes, which will revive a tired face and bring blood to the surface to stop you looking grey.
You’re going to be sweating out booze all day, so to avoid eau de red wine or beer-scented BO come the afternoon, chuck a body spray in your bag and freshen up in the loo. A clean scent with woody or citrus notes is perfect – try Beckham Homme Bodyspray. Everyone will thank you for it…