You agonize over your outfit and spend hours perfecting your look in the mirror only to look like a hot mess by the middle of your night out. Don’t let this happen to you. Dancing, drinking and having a good time shouldn’t have to wreak havoc on your hotness. Here are five tips to keep you looking fresh and fabulous all night long.
Stay Hydrated! (And we’re not talking cocktails here). Getting hot and heavy on the dance floor is gonna ultimately lead you down the road to sweatsville. Make sure to drink plenty of water while you’re out there in order to reduce dehydration and fatigue. Drinking lots of water is also a great way to prevent a pesky hangover the next morning.
OD on Deodorant- Guys and girls, nothing is more disgusting than the smell of B.O. lingering all over the dance floor. Prevent any embarrassment by liberally coating those pits in deodorant before you step out for the night. I’d suggest using a clinical-strength variety if you tend to get super sweaty. And whatever you do, do NOT try and mask your stench with more cologne/perfume. It just makes the entire situation worse.
Makeup Matters- Why spend hours agonizing over your cat eye only to have it fading and running halfway down your face by the end of the night? Pick sweat-proof and waterproof products that will last. Keep essentials like lipstick in your purse and reapply in the bathroom whenever things start to look off-point. Keep your hair looking soft, sexy and manageable all night by using a anti-humidity spray or gel.
Wear hassle-free clothing: No, I don’t mean show up in sweatpants, I just mean pick an outfit that will allow for a night of fun and dancing without falling down or riding up throughout the night. Nothing is worse than having to worry about a wardrobe malfunction when trying to have a good time. Also, if you’re prone to spilling drinks, I’d suggest leaving your light-colored garments at home.
Banish bad breath: If you plan on being in close quarters with a special someone throughout the night, I’d suggest going through extra lengths to make sure your mouth smells fresh, clean and completely kissable. Brush, floss and use mouthwash before you step out, and make sure to carry a pack of gum or mints in your purse or pocket to nip late-night beer breath in the bud.
While there’s a chance you may get a little sloppy tonight, your appearance never has to look it.