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Wake Up Wonderful in 2017

Wake Up Wonderful in 2017

There’s no time like the start of a brand new year to start making those little life changes. Do you look back on 2016 and think about all those groggy mornings, waking up tired, rushing to leave the house, making fatal makeup mistakes and generally not embracing the day with full energy and high spirits?

If you struggle to make new years resolutions, one simple one you could make is to start waking up wonderful. It’s half a mind game, half a practice game – meaning it’s a combination of both positive thoughts, and the morning routine you employ.

Follow our top tips below on how to wake up wonderful in 2017:

  1. Think about your mouth health
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    Think about your mouth health

    Starting the day everyday with your widest, brightest, whitest smile is everyone’s dream. But it’s not too difficult to make this a reality. Try to add those extra steps to your mouth hygiene routine in the morning. Happy mouth, happy body!

    One of our best tips is to add a whitening product to your usual toothpaste, such as this GOSMILE Teeth Whitening Gel. Use daily, and finish with a mouthwash for ultimate mouth protection. So many people just rush through their mouth hygiene routine in the morning, but it really can make a huge difference to how you feel. We also love the Supersmile Crystal Collection Toothbrush in Pink Diamond, which makes a pretty addition to your sink!

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  2. Awaken your senses
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    Awaken your senses

    Your morning shower can sometimes be one of those tasks which becomes a rushed habit, and not an enjoyable, wake-up-and-kick-some-butt activity. But it should be! You can get so much more out of your morning shower with a shower gel that awakens your senses, makes you more alert, yet leaves you with fresh, soft, silky skin that smells delicious.

    Molton Brown’s Bursting Caju and Lime Bath and Shower Gel is a zesty, invigorating option, closely followed by Kneipp’s Enjoy Life Body Wash which is packed with natural essential oils to uplift and fill your mind and body with energy.

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  3. Touch and massage your face!
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    Touch and massage your face!

    We don’t spend nearly enough time massaging our faces and ensuring that constant flow of blood is circulating around our bodies. Regular facial massage brings a natural rosy glow, and also works wonders when it comes to fighting aging and keeping skin looking bright.

    Make sure you have a rich, fresh scented cleanser which cares for your skin needs, and massage this into your face every morning. Dermalogica’s Ultracalming Cleanser contains lavender, echinacea and raspberry extracts for their great anti-inflammatory benefits, as well as the exclusive UltraCalming Complex for its calming and healing properties. This cleanser has a creamy texture and is also effective enough to remove eye make-up.

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  4. Think about where you apply your make-up
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    Think about where you apply your make-up

    It’s all too familiar. Waking up at the crack of dawn and applying our morning face makeup with the curtains closed, dim bulb light lit, with shadows cast all over our faces. No wonder we look in the mirror when we get to work and go ‘oh…’ when we notice that obvious foundation line, non-blended in blusher and smudgy eye shadow.

    Always find the spot in your bedroom or bathroom that attracts the most natural light, and place your mirror with it’s back facing the light, so that your face is full on to the daylight. It’s so important to make sure your foundation is blended in and applied correctly. Make a point to tilt your head to each side and check that your foundation has been massaged into your neck and jawline before leaving the house!

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  5. Pop a vitamin for both health and beauty
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    Pop a vitamin for both health and beauty

    No matter how much we try to ensure a healthy diet, lifestyle and beauty regime, we can’t always guarantee it. To help you along, make sure you add a health and beauty vitamin supplement to your morning routine, taken with a large glass of water before you start your day.

    Phyto have a specialized supplement for skin, hair and nails which delivers all the nutrients and goodness you need to feel better, and look better! This dietary supplement is comprised of natural elements, with each daily dose providing all the nourishing vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants needed to promote healthy hair growth, strengthen nails, illuminate skin and fortify lashes. Hair regains its density and shine too. All round winner!

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  6. Fragrance with your favorite
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    Fragrance with your favorite

    Never save your ‘best’ fragrance for occasions. Everyday is an occasion, and everyday is the perfect excuse to smell good and feel good! We can’t guarantee you won’t always be in a manic rush during your morning routine no matter what tips we can give you, but if you invest in a scented dry oil body mist, you can spritz this on all over your hair and body in the mornings for that luscious scent.

    Keep a fresh, feminine fragrance mist like AHAVA’s Dry Oil Body Mist on your beauty shelf as your final item to use before you flounce out of the door. Be generous – spritz away to your hearts content!

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  7. Try to incorporate quick time exercise
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    Try to incorporate quick time exercise

    No, we’re not saying you should get up at 5 am every morning to start a hardcore workout. But you can do a quick 60 second burst of weight lifting, or a cheeky 2 minute sit-up session whilst you wait for your moisturizer to sink in/ nails to dry/ mind to wake up.

    Keep a product in your daily handbag which reminds you of the benefits of a quick work out, like Mio’s Workout Wonder Ball for soothing muscles and massaging any knots. A quick power work out will provide that boost of energy you can’t get from anything else, so do try and incorporate time each morning to get that blood pumping. Your health – and  complexion – will thank you for it!

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Emma

Emma

Beauty Specialist

During the day, I’m a busy Beauty Content Manager, musing over all things beauty and make-up. By evening, I’m a dedicated beauty blogger, experimenting with shiny products and the newest lotions and potions. I trained in make-up artistry just to satisfy my cosmetics addiction. Overly interested in natural and organic beauty, as well as how diet and fitness have an effect on how we look and feel.


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