Bed hair, puffy eyes – morning may not be your best time of the day, but with these top ten tips you’ll soon be looking and feeling fresh.
1. Eat early
Try to leave at least three hours after eating before going to bed. If you eat late, your digestive processes will still be working and you are more likely to wake up feeling sluggish.
2. Avoid caffeine in the evening
We all like a caffeine hit to give us extra energy. That’s because caffeine blocks some of the brain chemicals which make us feel sleepy. Ditch caffeine later in the day to ensure you get a good night’s sleep.
3. Use the best night cream
You’re not the only one who needs a good night’s sleep – your skin does too. After a day wearing make-up and being exposed to toxins, give your skin the help it needs with great night cream. Designed to restore your skin back to optimum health, the best night cream you can get will ensure you wake up with skin that looks and feels fresh.
4. Sleep in the dark
A deep and restful sleep is essential if you want to wake up feeling refreshed. Sleeping in a totally dark room helps the production of the brain chemical melatonin which affects mood and many aspects of your health and immune system.
5. Prepare your skin
Remove all make up and exfoliate your skin before going to bed. You can also help reduce the appearance of puffiness by splashing genuine rosewater on your face first thing in the morning.
6. Cut back on salt
Avoid eating a salt-laden meal in the evening as it can make your face appear puffy, especially around the eyes. You’re also more likely to feel dehydrated when you wake up.
7. Use an under eye cream
Protect the delicate skin beneath your eyes with a sensitive under eye cream. Skin can quickly show up dark shadows, fine lines and crow’s feet, but a natural under eye cream will help restore it, smoothing away those telltale wrinkles.
8. Put the running shoes on
Exercising in the morning jump-starts your metabolism. If you exercise at the same time every day your body clock will adjust and you’ll wake feeling energized and ready to go.
9. Magical antioxidants
Take antioxidants as a supplement. They help reduce inflammation and support the body in dealing with its own metabolic toxins more efficiently.
10. Skin brushing
Dry skin brushing is a great way to improve skin tone and complexion. Use a dry natural brush and spend three minutes brushing your skin before you have a shower. Start by brushing your feet and legs in long strokes, moving up towards your heart. When you come to the abdomen, brush in a clockwise motion to promote healthy digestion.