There seems two be to types of people in the world – those who leap out of bed in the morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, while the others take a rather less enthusiastic approach. For most of us, being a ‘morning person’ is just not in our make up and spending an extra hour in bed is ALWAYS welcome, but hardly ever possible. However, if you want to seem a little bit more on-the-ball in the mornings, there are some great products which can help you to fake that early morning glow!
Dark cirlces and heavy bags under your eyes are probably the biggest giveaway that you’ve beed dragged from your duvet rather than being willingly parted, so the first thing we recommend is this eye complex from Dermalogica. It contains that most holy of wakeful ingredients, caffeine, which when combined with other ingredients helps to shrink under-eye bags, reduce the appearance of dark circles and generally plump out the eye area giving a more youthful, and wakeful, visage.
Nothing awakens the senses quite like a shower, but using this body scrub from Elemis will take your shower to the next level. It contains a number of highly fragranced, revitalising botanicals which help to awaken your sense, while the scrub polishes the skin, rids your body of dull, dead skin cells and leaves you looking and feeling more awake in both mind and body.
If you want to wake up looking like you’re well rested and ready for the day, getting the jump on it the night before is a great place to start, Decleor’s Iris Rejuvenating Night Balm will work on your skin over night, replacing lost hydration, plumping the skin and doing all the hard work to make you look more youthful before you wake up. As well as encouraging cell renewal, it’s made from 100% natural ingredients, and is perfect for more mature skin types.
One of the major things which prevents you from feeling your best in the mornings is a lack of sleep and feeling low on energy. Elemis BIOTEC Skin Energising Cleanser contains a trio of acids in an energising electrolyte solution, and the deep cleansing action helps reduce surface oils and impurities, whilst helping to rebalance the skin. It leaves the complexion looking fresh, energised and beautifully revived.
Sometimes, eye bags are so brutal that you really need to bring out the big guns to bring them under control, so we recommend keeping this anti-fatigue eye gel from Elemis on hand for such occasions. The cooling and energising gel instantly soothes and revives tired, puffy eyes and reduces redness. The natural ingredients improve hydration and offer almost instant results, allowing you to get on with the rest of your morning routine, knowing that you don’t have to wait an age for it to work.