My morning routine
My alarm goes off at around 5am and in my pyjamas, I walk to the kitchen, turn the kettle on and prep for my daily ritual which consists of hot water, lemon and apple cider vinegar in a mason Jar. I sit by the window on my special chair and take five minutes to enjoy.
As you may know there are many great benefits to drinking hot water, lemon and apple cider vinegar but for me personally it is a ritual. A ritual that helps me mentally and physically prepare every morning, for the day ahead. With the usual nonstop running around between house work, school drop offs, pickups and my side job, that 5 minute ritual every morning is so precious to me.
I set my Nespresso double espresso chiaro to brew at 5:45 and make my way to the shower and drink it once I have finished my shower. Once a week, I start off with my morning pre-shower routine which consists of dry brushing my body before entering the hot shower with a dry brush, you can purchased a dry brush from either your local chemist or health food store.
My skin is very sensitive, so for body wash I stick to the simple cruelty free, vegan options and I make sure that the ingredients are very natural, both Woolworth and Coles have plenty of options. Before exiting the shower, I turn the water from hot to cold so my last rinse is a cold one for approx. 10-30 secs. Cold water can make your skin look healthier by closing your pores and prevents you from losing too many natural oils.
I get asked a lot about what type of moisturisers I use after my shower, and to be honest I don’t use moisturisers. Instead, I use a coconut body oil because I find that coconut oil seeps deep into the skin's pores and provides my skin more moisture. I find that having a quick shower first thing in the morning makes me feel fresh and motivated for the day, even if that is simply to do school drop off or head to yoga or pilates.
After school drop off, if I’m not working you will either find me running downstairs on my treadmill with the music pumping or at a local Bikram yoga session. To keep my body hydrated during this time I drink approx. 1-1.5ltrs of water with 1 tsp of T3 Tip to Toe - Organic Temple Detox By Beauty Tofu (which helps to cleanse my temples from tip to toe and flush away the toxins). Bloating is a discomfort that I experience on a daily basis and so I find that, adding this natural and organic clay to my water helps ease the discomfort and bloating.
After my morning exercise, I shower and get ready for the rest of my day. Usually if I’m not working, I wear no makeup and let my skin rest. But when I say I let my skin rest, I mean, I go all out and give it a pamper because our skin needs those pamper and no makeup kind of days at least twice a week. There is nothing more beautiful than healthy, glowing natural skin.
Ever since going vegan my most asked question is “What do you use on your glowing skin?” I usually don’t share my secret because I feel it is exactly that, my hidden secret….however this is my blog and I suppose that I have to share it now, don’t I?
Remember these words… Collagen Wand & Vitamin C Serum…….because that’s how I get my beautiful glowing skin. After all, I am soon to be 34 and like everyone, I’m ageing. As we age we all know we start to lose that beautiful glow because collagen starts to break down. Thankfully this Collagen Wand I have from Beauty Tofu helps to open my pores, stimulate the lower layers of the skin which in turn generates my collagen production.
My next step is to gently massage Vitamin C serum into my skin – I find this serum absorbs into my skin quickly and personally working part time as a flight attendant, it’s a must have for me. It helps my skin recover, hydrate and restore. Trust me, this product is amazing and it will give you that beautiful healthy glow that you’ve been wanting.
Pamper routine done.
Now my favourite thing to do is to pretty up because no matter how full on my day is going to be, I find that when I wear something nice and pretty, I feel good, which makes the day a lot easier to get through. (Of course there is the odd occasion that I am the shorts and t-shirt kind of girl).
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