Drinking is awesome and working with a hangover can be pretty sweet too. You’d be surprised how fast time goes when you’re still feeling the buzz from last night. However some employers might not respect your dedication (showing up and staying awake) as much as they should when they smell a strong alcohol odor around you. Anybody who has ever been in this situation can tell you that taking a shower and brushing your teeth simply doesn’t cut it, because within 10 minutes the effect will be gone. To make it through a working day without being labeled as a drunk we have 7 solid tips for you to mask the alcohol odor.
1. body lotion and baby powder
Right after you took your morning shower you should treat your body to some body lotion, massage oil and/or baby powder. It’s a fact that it only takes a few minutes before you start to sweat whisky, brandy or whatever you had last night. Finish the job off with some facial cream and you’ve got step one covered.
2. Garlic for breakfast
Colleagues as well as bosses may not be too happy about the probing garlic smell around you, but it’s still better than alcohol. Mix some cloves of garlic through your morning eggs, spread your bread with tzatziki or find a recipe from our large selection of international hangover food. But nothing masks an alcohol odor like a garlic odor. Plus it will keep your co-workers at distance.
3. Peanut butter sandwiches for lunch
Tired of all the comments about your garlic breath? Time to hit your colleagues with a new bomb: peanut butter works amazing. People who are allergic to nuts or simply don’t like peanut butter might want to try fish. Salmon and tuna are not just healthy, their smell will keep you company for the rest of the day.
4. Drink coffee all day long
Unlike most people think coffee is not a good hangover cure, but this drink is a great way to mask last night’s boozing. The stronger, the better.
5. Pick up smoking
When drinking you might actually feel the desire of having a smoke already. This measure is not really healthy, but highly effective. Get the smoke in your clothes and nobody will smell the alcohol sweat underneath it. You don’t even have to inhale to get the job done. An alternative can be to start a campfire early in the morning but who has the time for that right?!
6. Bring a bag of candy
A lot of people think that chewing gum can mask the alcohol smell coming from your mouth. It’s actually one of the worse ways to betray yourself. Gum may mask the smell for 5 minutes and then you’re unprotected. It’s better to bring a bag of candy to work. Nobody is going to notice your vodka breath when you’re constantly chewing winegums.
7. Don’t hold back on deodorant and cologne
Of course you can’t leave the door without some heavy spraying. However you might want to ‘refresh’ yourself from time to time during the day. This tactic was quite popular in the 17th and 18th century in Europe and it still works, It’s all about keeping up appearance.
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