3 Simple Hacks That'll Get You Past That Labor Day Hangover
After this super festive weekend, we expect nothing less than a city full of sleep-deprived girls with a whole lot of good memories. Fun as it's been, reality begins at 6:00 am tomorrow, so in the spirit of keeping things classy and staying productive, we've got a few hacks that'll get you out of bed and feeling amazing like the professional (party queen) you are.
Sprint. Squat. Pushup. Repeat
Yes, we know the last thing you want to do after a night of heavy partying is roll out of bed and into jogging clothes, so simply follow us and take it one step at a time. First, start by serving yourself a large glass of iced water and dissolving a tablet of Citra Green Sport. This energy-boosting tablet filled with electrolytes and essential minerals will revive your spirits in a matter of minutes and get you ready to exercise and start your morning. While you're waiting for the effect to kick in, rinse your face thoroughly with water and be sure to remove all your make up from the night before with Bioderma's Make-Up removing Micelle solution. This hypo-allergenic water-based solution is perfect for sensitive skin, and even more perfect for keeping that 24-hour dry mascara from finding its way into your eyes while you're running!
Prep your favorite mood-boosting playlist, slip into your sneakers and start sweating! Whether you're a park-jogger, a studio yogi or a gym nut, a good hour (or even less) of full-on exercise will get your heart pumping, your mind running and your endorphins racing. Burn out those gin tonics with a few minutes of squats, pushups, abs and sprints and we assure you, you'll be ready to kick off your day in no time.
Get up, get clean, get pretty.
Cold showers are certainly not for everyone, and more often than not, we'd rather soak in a lavender bubble bath than squirm under an ice-cold shower... but a hungover girl's gotta do what a hungover girl's gotta do. Not even a dark espresso will wake you up like a splash of zero degree water after a good workout. For rinsing your body, we recommend the soothing Chamomile soap by Right Soap, while for your hair we suggest the Aveda's Rosemary Mint shampoo – an invigorating plant-based product that we can only describe as a shock of peppermint freshness. Every pore in your body will feel more energized after using this all-natural mix.
Once you're all clean, dry and ready for your beauty routine, pat your face with a damp warm towel and carefully apply Alpha Blu's silky day cream. This dense hydrating cream – made with an Aloe Vera base and ingredients directly derived from ethically harvested adult human stem cells – will help your skin retain moisture throughout the day, giving it a firm, youthful glow.
Eat up & caffeinate.
Breakfast is an essential part of every girl's morning, every day of the week, but after a party night? Beyond necessary. While we're usually not at all about that carb life, hangover breakfast is an exception. Our go-to choice? Whole wheat lox bagel – no cream cheese. Trying to pamper ourselves after a long and crazy night can often lead to us eating things we would normally frown upon, AKA junk food. For this reason, our healthy and hearty hangover breakfast is prepped with: a whole wheat bagel (or bread), smoked salmon, fresh arugula, purple onion, cherry tomatoes, hard boiled egg and a splash of olive oil – capers are optional. It sounds simple, but the key to its perfection lies in Regalis' Omed Arbequina Oil – a slightly nutty oil made with the finest young olives and a hint of pepper – delizioso!
Then, of course, there's the coffee – only the most essential part of our day. Since caffeine can often be a bit aggressive for a post-party stomach, we usually opt for a smoother, more delicate blend. Leaner Creamer's Artisanal Blends are made with finely roasted coffee beans and hints of sweet goods such as milk chocolate, caramel and cedar wood. For a pure and delicious morning joe, these sweet unique mixes are everything.