I'm going to be honest, I'm a morning person.
I may hit the snooze button, but I never stay asleep until my alarm goes off again.
That doesn't mean that I still don't need a little bit of help waking up.
The first thing I do is head to my bathroom, turn on some music or my Joyce Meyer podcast, and spray in some Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo, to soak up any greasiness from last night (since I'm a night showerer, this happens quite often).
Then I pull my hair out of my face with my trusty mom-clip, and splash some warm water on my face and neck to open my pores. I then take a few pumps of the Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser on the head of my Clarisonic Mia 2, with a sensitive brush head, and cleanse my skin. This wakes up my face, gets it fresh for the day, and brings some extra blood-flow and circulation to my skin.
After washing the cleanser off with cold water to close my now squeaky-clean pores back up, I take my Burt's Bees Dark Spot Corrector all over my skin. I'm not entirely sure if this dramatically clears up dark spots, but my face seems to really enjoy whatever is in this stuff.
While waiting for that to dry, I combat my puffy eyes with the Garnier Skin Renew Anti- Puff Eye Roller. This stuff is cold and brightening, so it wakes up the skin around my eyes. Then I take care of moisturizer and sunscreen by using my beloved Aveeno Daily Nourishing Essentials Moisturizer with SPF 30. As a bonus to being a fantastic moisturizer, it has an incredible citrusy scent that really helps wake me up.
While I let all of that sink in, I head into my kitchen and drink on a large cup of lemon water, while mulling over what to have for breakfast. I also create some kind of dark-roast black coffee in my Keurig, which is necessary to keep this pep in my step.
If I have some extra time, I will enjoy my breakfast and beverages on the patio of my apartment, especially now that it's warm out!
After all of this, I am all ready to continue on with the rest of my day!
I really love having a morning routine. Does anyone else out there have one? If so, what is your favorite step?