Switch Up Your Morning Routine With These 9 Energy-boosting Products
Spending more time than ever at home has had its perks. Because the majority of us aren't commuting to work in the mornings, a life of late night binge-watching, sleeping in, and all-day PJ lounging has become the norm. While it's hardly something to complain about, all that relaxation could leave you feeling a little bit sluggish — especially in the morning.
Instead of sliding down the slippery slope to all-day laziness, try giving yourself an early-morning boost to amp up your productivity — whether that's in work, exercise, or helping the kids with schoolwork. From face washes and body scrubs to makeup and aromatherapy, there's a lot more than coffee and energy drinks out there to invigorate your mornings. Here are some of our favorite wake-up products for sleepy mornings and throughout the day.
Dr. Brandt Oxygen Facial Flask Recovery Mask
It's kind of hard to laze around when your face is covered in a foam that literally bubbles and fizzes on your skin! This facial mask from Dr. Brandt pulls oxygen from the air to combat fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and uneven texture. The result is a bubbling and foaming sensation that rejuvenates the skin and stimulates the senses.
To buy: sephora.com, $70
Lavanila Vanilla Bean Creamy Body Scrub
Nothing beats the morning blues like a nice, hot shower — especially when you incorporate an exfoliating body scrub into your routine. Try this one from Lavanila for an extra hit of energy. The gentle texture buffs away dead skin while the scent will remind you of a vanilla bean cappuccino.
To buy: sephora.com, $40
MAC Fast Response Eye Cream
To anyone who's ever fallen victim to chronic morning puffy eye: meet your new best friend. This caffeinated eye cream not only de-puffs tired eyes, it also wards off dark circles, soothes the skin, and fades lines, giving you an instant youthful, energized glow.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $33
Pottery Barn Grapefruit Candle
This sweet-smelling candle just might be your new secret weapon for all-day alertness. While some scents, like lavender and bergamot, promote sleep, citrusy aromas like grapefruit immediately banish feelings of sleepiness and sluggishness. Light this up first thing in the morning for a day of focus and productivity.
To buy: potterybarn.com, $16
Fresh Sugar Mint Rush Lip Treatment
Mint is a well-known stimulant, so this moisturizing lip balm is an early-morning must-have. The cooling formula is not only the perfect kickstart to any potentially unproductive day, but it'll also make your lips look seriously soft and healthy.
To buy: sephora.com, $24
Kapha Energizing Body Oil
This Ayurvedic oil blend of spices and citrus warms on the skin to stimulate "new beginnings and brightness of fresh starts." In other words, it'll get you going and set you up for a good, positive day. The vitamin C-rich mixture is also helpful for diminishing scars, cellulite, and skin damage.
To buy: ahalife.com, $58
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation
Bobbi Brown's popular foundation, which is also a brightening serum and broad spectrum SPF, was made for those mornings when you don't feel 100%. Formulated with the brand's Active Skin Energizing Complex, this foundation truly revitalizes dry, dull skin and blurs imperfections. The best part? It comes in 22 different shades.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $69
Shiseido Essential Energy Day Cream With SPF 20
When a product literally has "energy" in the name, you know it's pretty much guaranteed to give you that morning boost you need. Shiseido's ultra-hydrating Day Cream formula uses special technology to reawaken the skin and make it more responsive to your morning skincare routine. It's also paraben-free and noncomedogenic, so it'll keep your skin clear.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $48
Patchology FlashPatch Eye Gels
Nip tired eyes in the bud with these cooling eye gels from Patchology. In just minutes, the depuffing patches infuse the undereyes with caffeine and hydrating nutrients, giving the skin a youthful, energized appearance. They're so effective, they may just replace the rest of your daily skincare regimen.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $50
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