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1. Wake up early
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but, if you want to look your best when you walk out your front door; you are going to need more than ten minutes to get ready! Even if all you do is set your alarm clock for just half an hour earlier, and you don’t ignore it, your mornings will be a lot more relaxed and you will be able to get far more done.
2. Take a look at your vision board
Start your day with a bit of motivation and you will have a spring in your step when you get to work. Make yourself a vision board with images of all the things that want to achieve and leave it in a prominent place so you can look at in the mornings. Beauty comes with a positive attitude and a smile on your face and vision board will give you just that.
3. Drink a glass of water
When you sleep, you become dehydrated, so, before you even put the coffee on, grab a large glass of water. If you are dehydrated, it will show in your skin and your eyes and you won’t have any energy. A glass of ice cold water will wake you up, kick-start your metabolism, and it will put some life back into you and into your skin.
4. Move around
Studies have proven that if you exercise in the mornings you are much more likely to get a better night’s sleep, and sleep is essential for beauty. A ten-minute workout will get the blood flowing through your body and the oxygen to your skin, muscles, and your brain. You will feel and look a lot better for having done a quick morning workout.
5. Eat a protein rich breakfast
Beautiful girls know the importance of eating properly, so they won’t be skipping breakfast. If you eat a protein based breakfast, like eggs or yoghurt, it will give you all the energy you need and it will keep you feeling full, so it will stop you overeating later in the day. Breakfast also gets your metabolism working so you will feel more alert and awake in the mornings.
6. Drink green tea
Green tea is packed full of antioxidants that will slow ageing and protect you from a whole range of diseases. It also speeds up the metabolism, so it will help you keep the weight of too. If you are worried that you will need your caffeine fixes from your coffee to get you going, don’t, because green tea contains caffeine too so it will still wake you up.
If you get up earlier, you might even have time for some meditation. Stress plays havoc with your health and your appearance, so a morning meditation session, when there is nothing to distract you, could be what you need to keep you calm and relaxed during the day. Anyone can do it, just sit quietly, focus on your breathing, and clear your mind of all the clutter for a while.
8. Mist your face
To reduce puffiness in the face and to wake you up, keep a bottle of your favourite face mist in the refrigerator. A quick spray of ice-cold face mist will reduce puffiness, liven up your skin, and it will certainly make you feel wide awake. Something with a citrus fragrance is perfect for first thing in the morning.
9. Don’t rush cleaning your teeth
AS you may have guessed, we are leaving morning makeup and hair tips for another post, but one of the essential parts of a morning routine is to brush your teeth properly. If your brushing is taking you less than three minutes, you are rushing it, and you should floss once a day too. Regular brushing will keep your smile bright, but if your teeth do need brightening up, you could always switch to whitening toothpaste.
10. Apply sunscreen
Beautiful women want to stay looking that way so part of their regular morning routine applying sunscreen. Sunny or cloudy, always apply sunscreen before you go out because the biggest cause of premature ageing is overexposure to the sun. Sunlight can also cause other complications, including skin cancer, so it’s really not worth the risk of skipping sunscreen in the mornings.