How to rock your morning routine,
Starting with your day cream.
Rise and shine, beautiful! It’s time to get up and begin your day. Ahhh, if only every morning began with this energy. Even our morning birds struggle to get out of bed, especially on those cold, wintery mornings.
But, the things you do in the morning matter, a lot. And we’re not just talking about reaching for coffee first and putting on your day cream. Well, the day cream part you still might not know enough about yet, but we’ll get to that.
So, you already know the importance of waking up rested with at least seven hours of sleep, eating a healthy breakfast, and exercising if you can. But, along with applying your day cream, there are other things that you should try to do every morning.
Let’s start with your day cream, while we’re on the topic.
Fight ageing, with Nerium’s Age IQ day cream.
Day creams are specifically designed to keep your skin protected from external influences like the sun, pollution, bacteria and dirt. Unlike the night version of your moisturiser, a day cream is lightweight and binds to the skin for long-lasting hydration. The Age IQ day cream acts as a powerful antioxidant and guards the skin from oxidative stress. And it’s got ingredients that no other day cream has, like the following two, Nerium-only, day cream blends:
- SIG-1273®: A patented, scientifically-engineered, intelligent molecule that harnesses the skin’s ability to combat the oxidative stress that can lead to fine lines, wrinkles and discolouration.
- SAL-14™: A botanical blend that features the super antioxidant bidens pilosa, along with mauritia flexuosa fruit oil, to target existing damage and moisture the skin.
You won’t find any other day cream on the market with these two powerful anti-ageing blends.
Stay unplugged from technology.
We know, we know. We all do it – scrolling through Instagram when we’re still lazing in bed. But this one habit can suck minutes out of your morning routine and it subtly stresses you out with FOMO. You’re immediately cultivating a reactive mindset, instead of a proactive one – so you’re in a defensive state before you even get out of bed. Avoid looking at your phone, at least before you’ve applied your day cream and had breakfast.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
Drink a glass of water as soon as you get up, before you target the hydration from the outside with your day cream. If you can, add lemon to that glass of water to remove toxins from your digestive tract – the little nasties that may have built up overnight. Lemon water provides a good source of vitamin C, supports weight loss, and makes your metabolism a happy place.
One of the morning habits that the happiest people share is practising optimism. Once you’re out of bed, applied your day cream and eaten a nourishing breakfast, sit there for a moment and think about what you’re grateful for. Write it down, message it to a friend or sit with your thoughts.
Plenty of studies have shown practising gratitude reduces stress hormones and improves your mood. Talk about a morning energy boost, without the coffee.