Morning Beauty Habits for Great Skin

Let’s face it, keeping your look together and putting your best face forward day after day can feel like a full-time gig. But as with most things, if you break down your activities into daily manageable steps, everything becomes easier. Today I’m sharing five simple morning beauty habits that will have you glowing in no time!

Five Simple Morning Beauty Habits

Drink Water (With Lemon)
I can’t stress enough how important water is to your beauty routine. As I always say, beauty begins as an inside job and being properly hydrated is one of the first steps to optimal health and beauty. Drinking water first thing in the morning helps flush your system of toxins and waste, aids in cell regeneration and a host of other good-for-you functions. The addition of lemon is a bonus but is not well-tolerated by all. Either way, treat yourself to the water!

Drink more water as part of your morning beauty routine for a healthier complexion.

Mist your Face
Whether you use a fancy atomizer from Evian or Jurlique or tap water in a spritzer bottle from the dollar store, misting your face is a lovely way to add moisture and refresh your skin. Do this before applying moisturizer to seal in all the benefits.

Apply Moisturizer
This one seems like a no brainer but I can’t tell you how many women I talk to that often skip a daily moisturizer! I always give them the ‘you must be crazy’ side eye and in return I get the wide-eyed innocent look followed by ‘sometimes I just don’t have the time’ cry. Girl! Find a moisturizer that works for your skin type and be generous about it. Here is one of my favorite moisturizers and here’s another moisturizer to try. I always use a moisturizer with sunscreen built in but if you don’t, this next step is especially for you.

Applying moisturizer daily is a must for your morning beauty routine.

Apply Sunscreen
Sun exposure is a leading contributor to premature aging so sunscreen is an absolute must 365 days a year. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. Apply liberally to your face, neck and decollete. And don’t forget your ears and your hands. Ears? Yes, ears. If you’re rocking a short ‘do or a ponytail, your ears are exposed to the sun’s unforgiving rays just as much as your face. There are a number of great options to try including this oil free one and this one.

Morning Yoga
Make space in your morning beauty routine for some body care with yoga. There are a number of quick pose sequences you can perform to get your blood pumping and amp your energy. Here are some easy morning poses courtesy of Yoga Journal that you can perform. If you’re not into yoga per se, do some gentle stretches to rev your metabolism and help you look more radiant.

That’s it! Five quick tips for your morning beauty routine that will have you glowing inside and out! Stay saucy!


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  • Reply joanna 30 September 2015 at 12:29 PM

    I don’t do stage 4 and 5. Gotta be better!!!

  • Reply Sasha-Shae 30 September 2015 at 12:34 PM

    As of late, I’ve been making a big effort to drink lots of water as soon as I get up, and also doing a better job at moisturizing my skin. So far definitely helping a ton.

    • Reply Patranila 30 September 2015 at 12:38 PM

      That’s awesome!

  • Reply kita 30 September 2015 at 3:37 PM

    I have hard about the drinking water with lemon I have also heard of oatmeal on your face too. I normally wash and go in the mornings and do a dove cleaning at night but these are great tips

  • Reply Chasing Joy 30 September 2015 at 5:32 PM

    I don’t mist my face but I do apply moisturizer right after I get out of the shower while my skin is still damp.

  • Reply Christine @MomsNCharge 1 October 2015 at 2:47 AM

    I keep hearing about water with lemon…only thing is I don’t care for lemon in my water LOL. I have extra dry skin so spritzing my face with water and adding moisturizer is an absolutely must!

  • Reply Chasing Joy 1 October 2015 at 10:36 AM

    I don’t mist my face. I apply my moisturizer as soon as I am out of the shower while my skin is damp. Same idea.

  • Reply Stacie 1 October 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Love the tips. I am a huge fan of water. I drink so much of it everyday, but I haven’t tried warm lemon water yet.

  • Reply Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green 1 October 2015 at 6:50 PM

    I love water but I have trust issue with lemon in my water. lol What I need to do is get that sun screen situation together.

    • Reply Patranila 2 October 2015 at 11:57 AM

      Trust issue with lemon water?! What!! LOL!!

  • Reply Nicole (Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge) 1 October 2015 at 7:47 PM

    I love that none of these tips included actual makeup.

  • Reply Diana 1 October 2015 at 8:48 PM

    I love drinking water with lemon, but I could definitely be better about using SPF everyday!

  • Reply Nancy Laws 2 October 2015 at 7:34 AM

    The yoga poses I love! Yoga is always a better option for me because working out too hard leaves me exhausted because of my iron levels. Yoga works though

    • Reply Patranila 2 October 2015 at 11:56 AM

      I hear you. Sometimes I overdo it with exercise and have to take a nap!

  • Reply Natasha 2 October 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Thanks for the reminders. Great tips!

  • Reply Camesha | Mama Motivator 2 October 2015 at 2:15 PM

    This is a great routine. Water with lemon is pretty much my bestie. I do slip up on the sunscreen… Gotta do better.

  • Reply Jonna Scott-Blakes 4 October 2015 at 12:05 PM

    These 5 tips are easy enough for anyone to try. Great and easy tips that can make such a different in our skin!

  • Reply Ramona 4 October 2015 at 2:39 PM

    These are great tips. I need to find a good spritzer. I don’t do that step. Also, the yoga is not on my list either, but I realize that I need to stretch. I do a in-home weight series and mini-workout in the morning.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply MJ 4 October 2015 at 9:04 PM

    My face is in hormonal disarray. I do all
    Of this except spritz my face so I will definitely add that.
    I need a dermatologist visit to get things under control then I can get back on track on my own.

    • Reply Patranila 5 October 2015 at 5:00 PM

      Visiting a dermatologist is very important. Skin care > skin cover.

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