Seven trick on how to transform your morning instantly!
And feel energized and beautiful ASAP.
So you’re a night owl! That doesn’t mean you have to drag yourself to work looking like something the cat brought home. It’s time to rise and shine and start your day with a few beauty boosting habits. In fact, they’re so effective that by adding them to your morning routine you’ll sail through your day, reaping the benefits all day long.
Use an antioxidant serum.
After cleansing with a face wash best suited for your face type, apply a thin layer of an antioxidant serum that contains Vitamins C and E. This skin loving combo protects skin from free radical damage as you encounter UV rays, pollution and other skin stressors through the day. Plus it will help your sunscreen to be more effective and your skin will glow with good health. Smooth on a few drops of Remy Laure Vitamin C Lifting Serum after cleansing and before applying moisturizer or makeup.
Grab some protein.
Forget your regular toast, paratha or fruit. Instead eat an egg white omelet, paneer bhurji or a bowl of curd sprinkled with flax and sesame seeds. Countless studies have shown that eating a protein and calcium packed breakfast will keep you full for longer and stave off those 11 a.m. urges to grab a cookie or chocolate. Plus it will help you to stick to your diet later in the day as well.
Dab on the sunscreen
You’re probably sick of hearing how you need sunscreen even on the cloudiest day. You also probably know that when you’re too lazy to use one and console yourself that the SPF in your foundation is good enough, you’re just fooling yourself. You’ll have to use tons of makeup to get the benefit you get from a small pea sized amount of regular sunscreen. So do the wise thing and get used to applying sunscreen after your serum. And don’t forget your neck, décolletage, arms, back of your hands and feet. All these areas are as much at risk of developing sun spots as your face is. Take your pick of Fabindia Vitamin E Sunscreen SPF 30 if you have dry skin and L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 30 for oil—combination skin.
Glug down some aqua
First thing in the morning, drink up a tall glass of aqua and not your usual cuppa. Dehydration works in sneaky ways and dry mouth is not always the first symptom. Dry, blotchy skin, under eye bags, brittle hair and nails are all symptoms of dehydration. Besides, after a night’s rest—usually in an air conditioned room—your body needs fluids.
Instead of lounging around with a newspaper, get a move on. Go for a walk, hit the treadmill or go the gym. Studies have shown that women who exercise in the morning stay more active through the day, have faster metabolisms and sleep better at night. And we all know that a good night’s sleep is what you need for lasting beauty. Can barely open your eyes before 8 a.m.? Get to bed earlier and you’ll be up with the birds, bushy tailed and bright eyed.
Choose a citrusy scent
Feel sluggish in the morning? Perfumers say that some scents that actually help you feel more awake in the morning. And no, it’s not the small of coffee! Three scents—jasmine, citrus and peppermint—actually wake you up because they increases beta waves and stimulate the same nerves that are activated when you sniff smelling salts. Studies also show that citrus scented perfumes or lotions reduce stress levels and even boost the immune system. Try Bath & Body Works White Citrus Shower Gel and L’Occitane Eau Du Badian Eau De Toilette.
Drink some green tea
If you can’t bear the thought of facing the day without your daily cuppa, switch to green tea. It’s packed with flavonoids, antioxidants that slow down aging, and enough of a jolt of caffeine to get you moving. Plus they’re linked to a reduced rick of certain cancers. Try Gaia Green Tea Tulsi or LaPlant Green Tea – 100 Gm. Need a bigger hit? Have that cup of coffee you crave after your glass of water. It also contains antioxidants and helps to jumpstart your metabolism.