We’ve all had the mornings where we rush out of bed and out the door in minutes. Or, the ones where we wake up early and spend our morning scrolling on our phones. But with the right routine, mornings can be a refreshing and energizing start to a productive day.
Developing a strong self-care routine is important to put you in a positive mindset for the rest of the day. Consider starting a gratitude journal or adding a creative hobby to your mornings. Experts suggest that by doing something for yourself early in the day, you are reframing your morning as something for you– and not just a time to gear up for the work day ahead.
Some experts suggest washing your face as a method of self-care and to feel like you’re pampering yourself first thing in the morning. Wake’s Facial Cleansing Gel is made with aloe vera and glycerin to help you rise and shine.
Drinking water first thing in the morning can keep you hydrated and help boost your metabolism. Water helps with blood circulation and thermoregulation, which allows nutrients to reach your skin and flush your system of toxins.
However, experts say that the best hydration for skin happens externally, rather than simply drinking water. Dermatologists suggest avoiding skin products with harsh chemicals and alcohol, as well as incorporating more hyaluronic acid in your skin care routine to improve skin hydration.
Wake’s Daily Face Moisturizer is formulated with Glycerin, Shea Butter, and Olive Oil to soften and hydrate. In addition, our Reinvigorating Daily Toner has aloe to moisturize your skin and keep your skin refreshed and revitalized.
Setting intentions early for the day can increase productivity. Instead of making a to-do list, which can increase stress throughout the day, setting a guiding intention in the morning can keep you motivated and stay focused on the overall goal of the day. Meditating or journaling your intentions can reduce stress from early morning screen time or harsh daily to-do lists.
A consistent skin care routine can help make you feel put together right off the bat, and like you are giving your skin the care it deserves. Wake’s AM Routine includes our Facial Cleanser to remove grime and cleanse skin first thing in the morning, and follows with our Daily Toner to tighten pores and reduce wrinkles, Anti-aging Eye Cream or Brightening Eye Gel to hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes, and Moisturiser to keep your skin smooth and enhance your natural radiance. Using the products together in the morning can combat signs of fatigue and allow the products to fully sink into your skin.
Consistency is key. Challenge yourself to try this morning routine and see how it sets you up for a more productive and wellness-inspired day.