Rescue Me! Holiday Beauty Survival Tips
Cause: Drinking and eating too much. Too many cocktails or salty hors d’oeuvres and you could wake up looking like a blowfish (and not in a good way).
Aah! “Often holiday foods are salty, and salt acts like a magnet,” causing your body to retain water and “making you puffy,” explains Bonnie Taub-Dix, R.D., a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. “Dilute the salt by drinking lots of water.” Or try other caffeine-free fluids, she says, like peppermint tea, which can also ease any digestion issues you may have after overdoing it. “To help keep fluids from pooling in your face overnight, sleep propped up on two or three pillows,” advises Margaret Weiss, an assistant professor of dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore.