Just a disclaimer – as you start reading this blog you may be thinking “umm I struggle to get out of bed, get the kids homeschooling ready or even have a shower in peace, let alone engage in a 201-step morning routine.”
Hear us out. It doesn’t take long. 30-minutes is all it will take. If you find yourself struggling – waking up a little earlier can help.
Here at Euphoria, we are big believers in where your focus goes, your energy flows! We get it, sometimes it’s hard to get into that positive mindset, especially with the current lockdown situation (hands up my fellow snooze hitters out there).
We wanted to give you some of our best tips to start your day off right with positivity – and illuminate your skin’s inner glow. Because remember, great skin starts from within!
The first is obvious, although it may not come naturally to everyone, get your body moving!
Increasing blood flow helps nourish skin cells with oxygen and nutrients keeping them vital. All the blood flow also helps us with elimination – carrying away waste from all our cells including our digestive system. And did we mention the feel-good energy it brings with all those endorphins pumping around our bodies?!
Mediation and gratitude
Pop on a 5-or-10-minute guided meditation. There are many great apps available – our top pic is CALM. Then, write down 3 things you are grateful for. It may seem silly – but trust me, it’s effective!
This practice will reduce the stress levels in your body and change the way you respond and react to stress during the day ahead. Stress is one of the leading causes of skin disorders we see at the clinic. We definitely saw this with the last lockdown including breakouts, eczema, and dermatitis.
If you think stress is controlling your life, check out our blog dedicated to stress to learn the telltale signs.
Did you know that our thoughts create our emotions? Since we have total control over our thoughts (I know it might not feel like it sometimes), you also have the power to start your day on a super positive note each and every day.
Try a glass of warm water with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar 30-minutes before breakfast.
This will get your digestive juices flowing and give your metabolism a boost for the day ahead!
Want skin that makes others green with envy? Try out this green smoothie for the ultimate start to your day!
Green Smoothie Recipe
- Hand full of spinach
- 1 cup of Almond milk
- Teaspoon of hemp seeds
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries, strawberries or rasberries
- 2 teaspoons of Vita-Sol Purity greens powder
Optional: Plant based protein powder (our go to is Tropkea Lean Protein in Vanilla)
Increasing your green power will give you skin that glows! Reducing inflammation, increasing new skin production, providing antioxidant support, keeps skin plump, bouncy and strong. Not to mention the gut support!
We also recommend adding 2 skin-supporting essential fatty acids to your morning routine. Our top pick is EFA Ultra by DMK.
EFA’s are a vital internal supplement for absolutely everyone. This ensures our skin cells are healthy from the inside out.
Perform your skincare routine and take time to actually enjoy it and reflect on the care you are investing in yourself and your skin. Take this time to give yourself a little facial massage and enjoy it as a self-care ritual – not a chore.
Cleanser – yes you have just woken up, but you do still need to cleanse in the AM! You have applied your skincare before bed, then produced oil and sweat through the night, not to mention shed dead skin cells!
Serum – your serum is your corrector step. We love anything with Vitamin C or pigment blockers to protect and correct your skin throughout your busy day.
Eye cream – have you had a late night staying up watching too many episodes of your favourite show? Your eyes will give it away! Eyes are the first area to show signs of tiredness or stress, so it needs its own special TLC. Whether you need hydration or brightening, this step is a necessity for everyone!
Facial oil – hydrating, anti-ageing and repairing? Yes please! Lock in hydration and protect your skin’s outer layer for when you are setting of one another walk!
SPF moisturiser – we’ve just done all this hard work to pamper our skin – now we need to protect it! Sunscreen not only helps prevent against skin cancer, but also from signs of premature ageing, pigmentation, and inflammation. You should be using a minimum of an SPF 30+ everyday – yes even if you’re at home! Hello windows and a quick dash to the clothesline – sun exposure is accumulative so it all adds up.