The day is already off to a bad start when you can’t even be bothered to face your bathroom mirror. Your alarm clock dominates your dreams as it blares, and all you can think is, “Bleeeeeurrghh!”
It’s not an ideal way to start your morning. And when you look in the mirror, you realise why. Your hair is drier than the Sahara Desert, dry skin that’s flaking like goldfish food and the bags under your eyes are larger than cinder blocks.
Yet not every morning has to be filled with such foreboding. When you wake up, wouldn’t it be nice to know you can have your schedule sorted out before you have to face the evil mirror?
That’s why we’ve come up with a few tips to turn that morning from a drag to delightful.
Get Your Hair Repaired
When your hair resembles an explosion, taking a comb to it seems like a fool’s errand. Stronger remedies are needed.
But the haircare products at the local drug stores won’t do much good. Instead, they’ll strip your luscious locks of their nutrients, thanks to the build-up of nasty chemicals.
Instead of filling your follicles with such nasty stuff, invest in a cleansing conditioner that can revitalise your hair, leaving it with a fantastic sheen.
Don’t wait, hydrate
We’ve all got our homespun remedies and tricks of the trade, but one beauty tip will always remain true – H2O is the gift that keeps on giving.
Drink an average of eight glasses of water a day and your skin will enjoy an injection of extra vitality.
How, exactly, does water give you such good health? The answer lies in the bloodstream. The more water you drink, the quicker the blood flows, giving you more colour in your cheeks.
Just be sure you don’t overdo it. Too much of the clear stuff could spell bad news for you & your health.
When people call it beauty sleep, they’re not exaggerating – your 40 winks has been proven to make you look more attractive.
According to studies from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, people find tiredness a turn-off. But those getting an average of eight hours of sleep a night were a lot more likely to be attractive to others.
Take a page out of those classic childrens’ books if you want to kickstart your day like a pro.
To nod off quickly, avoid watching tv or staring at your iPad before bed. Yup, you’ve gotta limit the screen time. Instead, crack open a good book and allow yourself to drift off into the land of nod using words and paragraphs of a great book.
We all need our time to relax, especially in this harried and hectic world. Without it, our mornings will never improve.