Waking up and looking in the mirror—that was your first mistake.
Even a quick glance into that fateful glass gave you an eyeful of your sallow skin, bloodshot eyes, frizzy hair and dried up lips. And it hasn’t exactly kick-started your day.
No one expects to look their best when their 6am alarm is blaring, but looking like you’ve just crawled from the primordial sludge could dent your self-esteem for the rest of the day.
But in the hurry scurry of modern life, few people have time to catch their full 40 winks or a flattering hairstyle. So instead we arrive at work looking zombie pale, clutching a coffee as though it were a life support machine.
Waking up with some buzz doesn’t have to be relegated to the weekend—all you need is to tweak your routine and you’ll be hopping out of bed like you were in an MGM musical.
So what do you need to do to perfect your wake-up call?
Wash up and wake up
For some people, a shower is the only way to ease into the day. Soaking in warm water with your eyes closed is the only thing that wakes you up. But you’ll need more than hot water and soap if you want to look as awake as you feel.
Various products are available to give you a boost, but Wen sweet almond mint cleansing conditioner has always woken up our mind and our hair.
Unlike other conditioners, the natural ingredients in Wen’s entire range means your hair won’t be stripped of its natural ingredients.
Combine your new conditioner with various organic soaps and body washes to avoid irritation on your skin. Even the sleepiest person will feel revitalised.
When you ignore water in favour of Diet Coke or endless coffees, you’re submitting yourself to a life of tiredness. Unhealthy drinks will lead you to crash with overconsumption, and can make you even thirstier.
Stick to good ol’ H2O for your hydration fix. An average eight glasses of water a day will keep you awake, healthy and ensure brighter, rosier skin.
Part of the reason we struggle to sleep nowadays is that there are so many distractions keeping us awake. You stare at your phone while watching telly with your laptop by your side—and it’s overstimulating your brain.
Instead of looking at the world through a series of screens, crack open a good book in the evening. Using your brain and relaxing will lead you into a perfect doze, allowing you to wake up with ease.