Busy modern life's requirements and responsibilities do not leave us enough time to take proper care of ourselves than just get dressed, grab the keys and go to work.
It's very similar for stay at home mothers and students, or self-employed people.
We wake up and our mind rings alarms about the things we have to do every single day.
Sometimes we feel that 24 hours of a day are not enough... Only if we were living in Mercury we would have plenty of time each day to do anything we want, plus a lot of "personal time" hours...
Even in the most stressful and busy day, we should not neglect our skin, our health, and mind.
A morning routine is something we always do, but many of us dedicate too little time to ourselves.
Through the years I established a specific morning ritual which changes by time, becoming more strict when it comes to self-care.
That means, more time for myself. That means, waking up 15 minutes earlier to have time for that.
Below I am listing my morning routine. I would love to read yours. Comment with links to your blogs below ! 🙂
1. Drink water
When we sleep we become dehydrated since we are not drinking any fluid.
I wasn't drinking a full glass of water before because I wasn't waking up feeling thirsty but I found out that it's very helpful to drink water not only during the day but also once we wake up.
Water is essential for our body in order to operate properly.
I usually drink my thyroid pill with this glass of water. It's my healthy morning ritual.
water importance for human body
2. Face care
I always wash my face in the morning. My face usually is very oily in the mornings so just lukewarm water doesn't always work for me.
I am using a small amount of Bioderma water.which leaves my skin clean and ready to accept and absorb the Serum.
The above-mentioned product leaves my skin clean and ready to accept and absorb the Serum or any other moisturizing face product.
Current favorite Face Care products
I started using a serum about 6 months ago. I noticed the difference from the first use.
Pores are minimized, my skin is glowing.
Although until now I haven't used another Serum than Claudalie Serum I am satisfied with this product and I don't feel I need something else right now.
The serum I am currently using has Anti-Wrinkle defense along with vitamin C which is essential for skin cell renewal.
After the serum application, I wait a few minutes and I add my daily face cream by Nuxe.
I also try to always remember to use sunscreen on my face.
3. Make-up and hair
I rarely go out to the public without a little bit of gray pencil in my eye waterline.
I consider this as a habit (I use general face make-up from the tender age of... fourteen) rather than an insecurity.
My go-to look makeup look varies between just lipstick and mascara, or brown eyeliner and a typical lip balm. Nothing extreme or fancy.
As for my hair... I' am leaving it straight as it is, braids or just a ponytail.
3. Bed making
When I am in a hurry I skip this step but... I really like to make my bed before I leave to work because It feels so great to go home after a long tiring day and lie on a fresh made bed.
It feels like a luxury to me.
A US survey's results revealed that a well-made bed may lead to better sleep. (Read WebMD related article here)
4. Breakfast while checking To-do lists
The last step of my morning routine before I leave the home includes checking my tasks for the day while I am having my cereal for breakfast.
I also check my work mail and prepare myself mentally for what is waiting for me at the office...
That's all about my mornings before work. If you have different habits or tips, or to suggest your miracle face product, don't hesitate to write it in the comment section.
Thank you for reading,
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