With many of us at a bit of a loose end as to what to do with ourselves during the day, it’s normal to experience feelings of anxiety and stress in the morning, feeling a little bit lost and unmotivated, as well as problems sleeping in the evening having perhaps not done as much as we’re usually used to. With many of us so accustomed to a fast paced lifestyle, taking it slow and enjoy the free-time is something we have to teach ourselves and now is the time to create new habits that will stick. We have teamed up with wellbeing and relaxation experts, Aromatherapy Associates, for the perfect morning routine to reduce stress and set you up for a relaxing day, and an evening routine that will help you get a better night’s rest.
Although lounging around the house in your pyjamas may be tempting, try and save this for the weekend as you usually would and make the effort to get ready and dressed each day.
Step 1: Body Brush
A body brush is not only great at removing dead skin cells, but also gets your blood flowing, stimulating circulation and boosting cell renewal which in turn eliminates toxins in the body. Start each morning by brushing upwards on the skin in small strokes, focusing particularly on any areas of dry skin for added exfoliation. By removing the dead skin to reveal the healthier layers, any products applied afterwards will be more effective at achieving their purpose.
Step 2: Shower
Although this step is completely optional if you’re more of an evening wash person, a morning shower is a great way to wake yourself up and feel fresh and ready for the day ahead. Pick a cleanser with a luxurious scent such as the Aromatherapy Associates Hand & Body Wash enriched with relaxing lavender and ho wood to start your morning as you mean to go on.