5 Easy Tricks to Look Slim & Pretty During Party Season

photo credit: Christopher Robbins/Getty Imagesphoto credit: Christopher Robbins/Getty Images'Tis the season of parties, cocktails...and excess calories. How will you make it through a packed calendar of holiday cheer? By taking a cue from these practically-professional partygoers, that's how. We asked party-circuit regulars to tell us how they stay slim, avoid hangovers, and keep looking gorgeous during these weeks of late nights. Click here to see 16 more tips on looking your best during the holidays.

1. Never go out hungry. "Eat before you go out," says New York City publicist Alison Brod. "Crunchy peanut butter on bran crackers will curb your appetite for hours. The combination of sweet and salty kills multiple cravings at once. She also suggests -- believe it or not -- drinking beer instead of wine. "It fills you up so you eat less." And, show self-restraint when the appetizer platters pass by trying this rule of thumb from Manhattan dermatologist Patricia Wexler. "When hors d'oeuvres are being passed around a party, take one for every three trays that comes near you."
2. Make professional hairstyling last longer. "Klorane Dry Shampoo saved my life," says Tinsley Mortimer, Dior Beauty ambassador. "My blowout lasts for up to four days."

3. De-Puff your face. "Relieve puffy eyes with a safe 24-hour antihistamine like Claratin," says Washington, D.C., dermatologist Tina Alster. She suggests taking it a week before a big event if you're prone to under-eye bags.
4. Atone for too many drinks. "If you realize you've had too much to drink, the work starts that night," says designer Shoshanna Gruss. "Drink two full glasses of water before bed and stay hydrated."
5. Get a firm foundation. "Spanx are the best," says New York socialite Fabiola Beracasa. "They tuck your tummy right in." And if you only have a few minutes to get ready, she suggests only three beauty must-haves: a powdery base, a very bright matte lipstick, and mascara.hoto credit: Getty Imageshoto credit: Getty Images

Read on for 16 more tips to surviving holiday party season...


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