11 Ways to Straighten Up After a Party
You had a merry little party. Now you have to deal with the remains.
Try rubbing a bit of nongel toothpaste onto a water ring, then buff with a clean cloth. Or substitute full-fat mayonnaise for the toothpaste; leave it on for at least an hour before wiping clean and buffing.
Fallen Needles and Branches
Create an exfoliating body scrub, says Kayla Fioravanti, owner of Von Natur, a line of natural skin-care products. Topical caffeine also temporarily widens the blood vessels, which improves circulation.
Mix 2 tablespoons of wet grounds, 1 tablespoon of fine salt, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then massage the mixture onto the skin in a circular motion.
Tissue Paper and Ribbon
Eat an egg sandwich on white bread. Experts believe cysteine, an amino acid in eggs, helps break down acetaldehyde, a toxin produced when alcohol is in the liver, which can contribute to a hangover, says Rachel Vreeman, M.D., a coauthor of Don’t Swallow Your Gum (St. Martin’s, $14, amazon.com). Your body turns refined carbs into energy, hence the white bread.