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We’ve all been there. Getting out of bed some mornings (or every morning, let’s be real) can be tough. Whether you didn’t get a great night’s sleep, are nursing a hangover, or just aren’t a morning person, sometimes we all need a little extra help in the a.m. Thankfully there are a handful of items that promise to have you up and going in no time like skincare picks, a few life hacks, and even some nifty tech gadgets.
Keep reading for 7 products that’ll help wake you up in the morning!
If your skin is looking as tired as you feel, these multi-acid pads from This Works need to be on your vanity. In addition to helping with breakouts and sloughing off dead skin cells, these babies work to perk up your skin and will have you looking radiant in no time. Plus they’re great for pre-makeup because after just a few swipes your skin will be smooth and ready for foundation.
Wake Up Light
Instead of jolting yourself awake with a startling alarm clock, wake up “naturally” with this Philips Sunrise Alarm Clock. This alarm clock eases you awake gently with simulated brightness as well as a variety of different wake-up sounds too if that’s what you’re into. Either way, you’ll be waking up with the sunrise no matter what time you need to get up!
Peppermint Body Wash
Need a little extra jolt? Hop in the shower in the morning and get your senses tingling with a peppermint body wash. Dr. Bronner’s soap is known for being natural and biodegradable as well as being certified organic and not tested on animals. This peppermint soap is so invigorating and energizing that you’ll hardly even need a cup of coffee afterwards.
Programmable Coffee Maker
Speaking of coffee, if you’re needing some help getting up and at ‘em in the mornings, a quality coffee maker is the way to go. This powerhouse by SharkNinja will not only give you a great cup of tea or coffee but it also brews cold too. Basically you can make yourself coffeehouse-style drinks with just a few clicks of a button. It’s also programmable too so you can have your cuppa ready when you are.
Try Some Spice
If coffee just isn’t cutting it for you, and we all have those days, a little spice might just do the trick. My go-to is Elxr Juice’s Toxic Flush tonic that’s made from water, lemon, cayenne, and maple syrup. The cayenne in it will certainly wake you up and it’s wonderful for detoxification.
Reach For A Refreshing Face Mist
A cult-fave for good reason, this face mist by Mario Badescu is brilliant to use pretty much any time of the day but especially first thing in the morning. When you’ve just woken up, your skin is begging for hydration and this is the reward it needs. With ingredients like rosewater, aloe, and herbs like thyme, your skin will feel instantly refreshed and soothed.
Squeeze In A Quick Workout
Even if you’re in a hurry, a quickie workout of just 15 minutes can make all the difference in the morning because nothing will get you going like a good sweat sesh. Whether you tune into your fave workouts like Amanda Kloots’ or dive into a Zoom workout from one of your go-to fitness studios like BOLO, anything that gets you moving will do the trick!
(Story by Contributing Editor, Blair Stutz)