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Wake Up Beautiful

I Want to Wake Up Looking Beautiful in the Morning!

Wake up Beautiful

I want to wake up in the morning, go to my mirror and see a beautiful face staring back at me!

Nice and fresh, smooth hair, vibrant skin, clear eyes, the face of someone who just had a real beauty sleep…
The face of someone who is refreshed, renovated, ready for the day, sparky, radiant, beautiful!

I want to wake up looking beautiful!
(And I know I am not the only one…)

Swollen face, go away!

wake up face

Why do we have to wake up with such a swollen face?
What’s up with the swollen eyes and nose?

I swear to God, sometimes it looks like I’ve been attacked by insects the whole night!

Some days both eyes look swollen, other days it’s just one.
(This morning it was just one…)

Some strange days I wake up with my nose all red and swollen and my mouth…
No, I don’t have a toothache and I’m not going into anaphylactic shock.
It’s just my face in the morning.

Sounds familiar ladies?

And the hair…

morning hair

The hair is the worst!
Looks just like a broom!!
Horrible!
It’s almost something out of a horror movie!

If I went out like that on Halloween, people would actually stop me and ask where I got my custom!
It goes in all directions and has a life of its own!
Full of knots and so coarse, like a brillo pad!
God have mercy!

And the eyes…

morning eyesMy eyes just won’t open in the morning!
Period.

For some mysterious reason, they are almost always glued shut and I can’t open them!
I have to blindly walk myself to the bathroom and wash my eyes with some warm running water for a few minutes before I can open them….
Then this yellow substance (pus?) starts seeping…
It’s horrendous!

How can we wake up beautiful???

I had to do something about it!

I want to wake up beautiful in the morning!

thinking womanI had to find a way to improve my appearance in the morning without having to sleep with make-up on or getting up at dawn to do my hair and face before my husband saw me…
(The man doesn’t deserve that…Trust me…)

I started doing some research on things I could do the night before to help me wake up looking beautiful…

Of course the obvious things are don’t smoke, don’t drink, don’t stay up all night.
I don’t do any of those things, except for having insomnia a few nights a month…
But then I found a few other “tricks” that we girls can do to wake up looking more beautiful and refreshed in the morning…

How to Wake Up Beautiful!

No bread, cake or cookies after 7 pm!

avoid bloatingBasically what that means is no carbs at night!

I know…
We all love those!
But eating carbs and sugar at night will make us wake up very bloated and swollen in the morning!
Trust me, I know…
Instead of bread or cookies, have a light salad or maybe an yogurt!

*What I have been trying to do lately is to avoid eating altogether after 7 pm!
This way I can guarantee that I will ‘fast’ for at least 12 hours and help my body to rest and restore overnight…
And most importantly: NOT wake up bloated!

How to Wake Up with Beautiful Hair

Wash your hair every night!

Good Organic Shampoo for Hair

Organic Shampoo for Hair

Art Naturals Organic Daily Argan Oil Shampoo

Wash your hair every night if possible, with an organic shampoo free of detergents and other chemicals, then style it one or two hours before going to bed.
If you have long hair, put it up in a bun using a scrunchie and sleep like that.
Trust me, your hair will look amazing in the morning!

*I really like organic shampoos because they are really gentle on the hair and they usually smell great!
The good thing about organic shampoos is that you can wash your hair every day!

I absolutely love the Instyler Rotating Iron!

InStyler Original Rotating Hot Iron

InStyler Original Rotating Hot Iron

InStyler Original Rotating Hot Iron, Silver, 1-1/4 Inch

It is amazing!

It makes my hair incredibly shiny and natural looking!
It doesn’t look like hair that’s just been straightened.
And when you use the Instyler you don’t need to put any kind of conditioners.
Just wash, dry and style! 🙂

How to Wake Up with Beautiful Skin!

Clean your skin at night…

Everybody knows we have to wash our faces before going to bed, but many of us skip this process am I right?
We are so tired, we just want to go to bed…

Well, I tried going to bed without washing my face one night and then washing it the following night and saw a huge difference!
Incredible!
Make sure you are using a good quality product…
It’s your skin after all…

Alpha Hydrox Foam Face Wash 6oz (6 Pack)

Good products are key!

Invest in good products for your skin.
It does make a difference!

Purify your air!

Invest in a good air purifier for your home and bedroom!

Great Air Purifier

Great Air Purifier

GermGuardian 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System with True HEPA, UV-C and Odor Reduction

Did you know the quality of the air in your bedroom can affect your appearance in the morning?
I hadn’t heard of that until a few months ago…

Air purifiers help you breathe better at night since they remove allergens in the air and so you wake up with a much better “oxygenated” face.
The face of someone who was able to breathe some fresh air during the night!
A beautiful face! 🙂

It really helped me and my husband, especially since we have a cat and carpets in the house.
(We also have a neighbor downstairs that smokes non-stop and this air purifier also helps keep our home smoke free!)

So I decided to buy three of those, and I put one in each bedroom.
They are great!
Almost immediately we all stopped sneezing!
At night we could all breathe better and as a result wake up with a much better appearance!
Thumbs up!

How to Wake Up Beautiful and Rested in the Morning

Relax!

Music for Meditation

Music for Meditation

Chakra Suite: Music for Meditation, Healing and Inner Peace

Also, if you try some meditation and just being quiet at night, before going to bed, you can slow your heart rate and give you a sense of calmness during your sleep.
You will wake up looking better because you will have slept better!

Then, instead of looking at yourself in the mirror and screaming “Yikes!!!!” you will say “Hello there beautiful me, good morning!” 🙂
I hope all of us can wake up looking better and more beautiful in the morning!
Rise and shine!

Get some Sun!

Sun Face Wall Hanging

Sun Face Wall Hanging

Sun Face Wall Hanging Indoor Outdoor Sunburst Garden Plaque Decor 28 inches

Believe it or not, the sun is actually good for us!
(In moderation, of course…)
That’s how we get our vitamin D!

Staying in the the sun for 10 to 15 minutes a day, preferably before 10 am or after 4 pm, without sunscreen, will improve our immune system and help us wake up more beautiful the next morning with a “sun kissed” face! 🙂

*All tips offered here were things I do myself to improve my appearance in the morning… I hope I have been helpful!
Check these other tips too if you have time…
Have a great day and a great night!
Wake up beautiful! 🙂

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