Ever wanted to wake up looking drop dead gorgeous every morning? We can make your dream come true! As your beauty godmothers, it’s our job to offer you some amazing tips to help you build the most efficient beauty schedule for pretty skin! Here are 10 easy peasy morning beauty habits to keep you looking stunning all day. (You got this, beautiful!)
1. Stretchy, Stretchy!
A nice way to start the day is to stretch like a boss. Stretch your legs, hands and facial muscles while lying down. Lift your eyebrows, blink your eyes, open and close your mouth. Stretching every morning will improve your mood, flexibility, productivity, blood circulation and the elasticity of your skin. Yes ladies, every stretch makes you even prettier!
2. Drink A Tall Glass Of Water
The secret to beautiful skin has always been water. Before you have your breakfast, make sure you have a tall glass of warm water on an empty stomach. You may not know this, but when you sleep, your skin loses moisture. Thus, it looks dehydrated when you wake up. Which is why you should start your day with a glass of warm water. It will improve the texture of your skin by making it feel smooth, baby soft and fresh.
3. Eat Breakfast Like A Queen
Breakfast is one the most important meals of the day. Whatever you do, do NOT skip it! Fill your bowl with lots of oats, berries and apples, as they’re packed with vitamins, fibre and antioxidants. Eggs and greek yoghurt too are fabulous sources of protein. All these foods will keep your skin healthy and glowing throughout the day.
4. Citrus Perfume To The Rescue
You won’t believe how powerful a role your scent can play in your beauty routine. Invest in a citrus based perfume so you feel pumped and sexy to kickstart the day. While it boosts immunity, it also brings down your stress levels. And you know what that means right? No stress = happy skin! All it takes is one spray to make you feel beautiful all over.
5. Green Tea Makes Your Skin Happy
Swap your coffee mug for a cup of green tea instead. A healthier choice and the kind that does more good than bad. It’s packed with flavonoids, prevents skin inflammation, makes you look forever young, helps flush out toxins and speeds up metabolism. Now, with green tea as your super weapon, you can have the perfect skin and bod at the same time! Isn’t that amazing?
6. Get Misty, Baby!
For puffy looking skin, using a facial mist is a must! Put your favourite facial mist in the fridge and spray some of it on your face when you wake up. It reduces puffiness, hydrates your skin and keeps you looking bright and fresh. (If you don’t have a facial mist, chilled water will also work like a charm!)
7. Hellooo, Sunscreen
Never leave your house without applying sunscreen. Do it before you apply your makeup and re-apply from time to time during the day. It will protect your skin from getting damaged from the sun, reduce signs of ageing and even prevent skin cancer! Don’t just apply it on your face, your hands, lips, neck, legs, and delicate eye area too deserve the same kind of love. Trust us, it’s the most important step in preventing ageing. The future you will thank you!
8. Exercise All The Way!
Instead of working out at night, wake up early in the morning and do the drill! We’re requesting you to change your schedule simply because it’s much better and healthier that way. Whether it’s walking, running, skipping, cycling, squats, planks or hardcore gyming, do it in the morning. It will boost your mood, keep you energized and give your skin a refreshed glow.
9. Aloe Juice Is A Life Saver (Erm, Skin Safer?)
Not a fan of plain water and green tea? No worries! Organic aloe juice makes a fab alternative. Restoring your skin from dryness and burns, it also gives your skin a healthy glow by providing it with vitamin E, B and C. It’s one the best and most natural ways to look pretty all day!
10. Invest In A Good Oil
If you had to choose between oil and a moisturizer or cream, pick oil! The reason is simply because many creams and moisturizers have chemicals and added ingredients that could damage your skin. Coconut, jojoba, olive and vitamin E oil, all help to hydrate and nourish your skin. Apply a bit of oil on your skin in the morning and before you go to bed for supple, dewy skin.Images: Shutterstock