Give yourself an extra five minutes in the bathroom to refresh both your skin and your mind in this meditative morning routine.
Mornings can be hectic, but that’s exactly why they’re the best time to have a set routine to follow each day of the work week. To all the nine to fivers, the business owners, the mums – whatever your day looks like, simply allowing yourself at least 15 minutes to begin with in the morning to connect through meditation, the nourishment of dry body brushing or the movement of your body, it will be the beginning of beautiful relationship with yourself. Here are four simple steps to taking care of your wellbeing, connect with yourself and gather strength for the rest of the day.
Light a scented candle
Since your a.m. time is precious, you can use your beauty routine to squeeze in some meditation. Inhaling a refreshing scent paired with deep breathing while you get ready can bring a moment of Zen to the early hour madness and provide you with increased oxygen to fuel your day. Light a scented candle as the first thing when you enter your bathroom in the morning and let the scent fill the room.
Candle tips: Clarins Relax Scented candle Link
Yoga / Stretching
Roll out your mat or simply a blanket on the floor and start a 10-15 minutes yoga session. Not only can yoga help you wake up, but it’s great for your mindset and physical fitness too. The result: You’ll walk away feeling centered, focused, and ready to own the day. Here’s a video to a ‘Beginner morning yoga’ Link
P.S. Exercising yoga (downward facing) helps blood to rush to your head and giving your cells a rejuvenating boost of oxygen that makes us glow!
Dry body brushing will help boost your energy, leave your skin glowing and feeling toned.
It stimulates the lymphatic system, helping your body metabolise toxins more efficiently, discouraging fluid retention and cellulite. If practiced daily the benefits are immediate and lasting. It offers remarkable results, and takes only minutes to do.
Brush towards your heart, starting from your feet and working your way up the body. Click here for more about the benefits and instructions on dry body brushing.
And last but not least – follow your very own skincare ritual. We suggest rinsing your face with lukewarm water, applying a micellar water, adding a serum – preferably one containing Vitamin C and ending with a moisturizer. If the sun is out, you may add a sunscreen to protect your skin.
Have a wonderful start of your new day!