5 quick-fix beauty tips to start your day

By Kelly A. Smith

By Kelly A. Smith

By: Kelly A. Smith

       Rise and shine fellow sleepy heads!  It’s time to jump start your day so, to make sure you start it on a high note, follow these beauty boosting habits that will be sure to keep you looking and feeling radiant  around the clock! 

  1. Get movin’!– A pre-dawn workout has its’ benefits as opposed to an evening routine.  A lot of us find that we sleep better, if we get the heart pumping in the am.  Try it for a few weeks and see if you notice the difference!
  2. Quick-fix facial—a “facial in a few” is just that. After your morning shower, use your favorite facial cleanser but instead of applying it with a boring old wash cloth, douse a facial loofah and really invigorate your skin.  You’ll be amazed at the results!  Follow up with a good moisturizer and a decent amount of sunscreen.  Most foundations have a formulation of the proper SPF needed to get you through the day. 
  3. Stay Hydrated— After a long nights’ slumber, our bodies are dehydrated.  Start your day with a tall glass of water- with a twist!  Add some fresh squeezed lemon and a touch of honey in that glass for a quick shot of vitamin C- everything a girl-on-the-go needs!
  4. Fragrance—If you really need a boost, try a mood enhancing fragrance like citrus or any other  type of fruit.  This means, keep all of your fragrant products (deodorants, perfumes, body lotions) in the same family.  No one wants to be subjected to the combination of rose and citrus or lavender and faux baby powder.  Also, any citrus based scent, especially grapefruit is known to be a youthful smelling scent.
  5. Make breakfast— We all know that it’s the most important meal of the day so why do so many of us bypass this all important meal?  Whatever your excuse is, my advice is to stop making excuses and start eating!  It can be as simple as a slice of whole grain bread with fresh fruit or a cup of steaming oatmeal, and don’t forget the toppings.  Blueberries, raisins, and walnuts all make a wonderful pairing with oatmeal.  If you need a caffeine boost, try opting for a hot cup of green tea which is chock full of anti-oxidants! 

    It’s always a good idea to expand your horizons so why not include those expansions into your am routine?   Shake up your morning by trying something different–the results may just surprise you!