There’s no time like the start of a brand new year to start making those little life changes. Do you look back on 2019 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 2020:
Think about your mouth healthBuy now with free delivery
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!
Awaken your sensesBuy now with free delivery
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.
Touch and massage your face!Buy now with free delivery
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.
Think about where you apply your make-upBuy now with free delivery
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!
Pop a vitamin for both health and beautyBuy now with free delivery
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!
Fragrance with your favoriteBuy now with free delivery
The Dry Oil Body Mist from AHAVA now features a tranquil ‘Sea Kissed’ fragrance, encapsulating cool water, sun-kissed skin and salty sea air. The spray-on dry oil features a nourishing blend of essential oils, working to restore optimum moisture levels to dry skin.
Try to incorporate quick time exerciseBuy now with free delivery
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!