Not all of us are morning people – but could having a set morning routine that you actually enjoy help you to change that? The right morning routine could help you to feel like the best version of yourself for the rest of the day. We caught up with blogger Mister Wharff to discover the value he places on his morning routine.
I’ve always been a big believer that early morning is the best time of the day. For me, having a solid morning routine is the perfect way to start my day on a high.
I believe that regardless of your situation, a morning routine is as important as remembering to put on a fresh pair of underwear.
How My Morning Routine Has Evolved
I used to catch the train to work, which meant spending a lot on travel and inevitably buying unnecessary takeaway coffees.
But circumstances have changed, and I no longer have to commute into work as often, which has made me realise how wasteful I was being with my money. I’ve managed to save quite a bit since removing this from my morning routine – sometimes, change can be a good thing.
I recommend taking a look at your morning routine and seeing where you could make some changes, if you haven’t already.
A Solid Morning Routine Helps My Wellbeing
I have autistic traits, and have found that sticking to a set morning routine helps me to complete the day without feeling anxious or overwhelmed.
I don’t like lie-ins, so as soon as my alarm goes off at 07:00, I jump out of bed, head straight to the bathroom and begin my skincare routine.
Our skin gets put through its paces 24/7 – skin is our body’s largest organ, so we need to make sure we’re caring for it correctly, with a skincare regime that’s easy to follow.
My Morning Skincare Routine
I can’t stress how important it is to cleanse your face every morning with a gentle, sulphate-free facial wash. Make sure your cleanser includes exfoliants to prepare your skin ready for your shave.
If your skin is quite textured, salicylic acid will help to sweep away dead skin cells, leaving you with a smoother, more fresh-faced complexion.
Take your time to massage the product into your skin. Facial massaging can help to make you feel much more alert on those mornings when it’s harder to wake up.
My Morning Shaving Routine
I find that shaving each morning is a great way to have a little more ‘me time’. I don’t find shaving daily a chore at all – I enjoy having the excuse to pamper myself.
I use the GilletteLabs Heated Razor, which I find provides comfort, enjoyment and relaxation with every stroke.
Before I start, I like to apply the Gillette Men’s SkinGuard Sensitive Shaving Gel, as I know it helps to protect my skin while I’m shaving.