A morning routine is one of the most important things you can work on in terms of improving your overall health and well-being. If you start your morning off on the right foot, your chances of having a more relaxing and productive day will more than likely increase dramatically. It should go without saying that the basic steps, such as eating a nutritious breakfast and taking care of personal hygiene, are key to establishing a solid morning tradition. However, there are other ways you can kickstart your day in an incredibly effective manner, using techniques you may never have even heard of. Consider giving some of these healthy habits a try to see what they can do to better improve your mornings.
It’s got a weird name, but it’s recommended by many healthcare experts for a good reason. Oil pulling involves swishing a tablespoon of oil (coconut, sesame, or olive) in your mouth for about twenty minutes. It’s based in ancient Ayurvedic tradition, and it serves as a natural mouthwash. It also can alleviate a stiff jaw, help soothe toothaches and headaches, and inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
It’s important to stay hydrated, especially when you first wake up. Drinking at least one full glass of water is the easiest way to do this, but you may want to consider boosting your health with a more specific morning tonic. You can start off by simply adding fresh lemon to a glass of warm water. When you’re ready to try something more advanced, consider adding ingredients such as turmeric, honey, matcha powder, apple cider vinegar, and chia seeds to the water. These healthy foods can provide the body with loads of nutrients and minerals.
An In-Depth Skincare Routine
I’ve been guilty of lazily putting soap and water to my face before drying off and applying a basic moisturizer as I get ready to head out for the day. If you want a smooth, bright complexion, you’ll want to do what you can to keep the skin hydrated, nourished, and protected from the sun. Use a toner before applying lotion which has an SPF of at least 15. Indulge in a facial scrub or mask once or twice a week in order to give your complexion a spa-like glow and super soft texture.
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