With daylight savings might come longer days and more sunshine, but the struggle to stay awake and sacrifice that hour of sleep is real. And let’s be honest, waking up in the morning isn’t easy whether it’s daylight savings or not. Sure, you have your go-to morning drink order to get your daily dose of caffeine, but there are a few other products you can utilize to combat the fatigue and boost energy. Below are our favorite products to reach for on days when coffee just isn’t enough.
Cardamom + Coffee Body Scrub
This product is an amazing two-in-one. You get your exfoliation in, which will help your skin glow, and you get an extra dose of caffeine. When applied to the skin, caffeine firms and smooths, so not only will you feel awake, fresh and ready to tackle your day, but your skin will look like you’ve just slept 12 hours straight. ($24, Fig & Yarrow)
WAKE UP Organic Body Wash
We all have to use a body wash, so you might as well use one that invigorates. This soap is loaded with organic rosemary and lemongrass essential oils to soothe skin, but also clarify and stimulate the mind and body. Plus, with only eight ingredients, it’s a safe, natural alternative to your typical body wash. ($20, Plant Apothecary)
Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea
Now that your body is exfoliated and ready for the day, don’t forget about your facial skin as well. The essential waters in this natural facial mist are made to revive your dull skill to keep you looking fresh. You also get a blast of hydration, which is a necessity for healthy skin. Just spray it on your face after your regularly scheduled skincare routine and before makeup. If you feel like your skin needs a pick-me-up throughout the day, though, you can also spritz this over your finished look. ($7, Ulta)
Lavender Chamomile Pillow Spray
Instead of only focusing on what to do after you wake up, it’s important to think about your sleep, too. Of course you want to make sure you’re getting in the mandatory eight hours, but if you struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep (hello sleep anxiety) like so many people do, try this lavender chamomile pillow spray. It’s so relaxing and will have you drifting off in no time. ($7.99, World Market)
Orange Essential Oil
If you have a diffuser at home, we highly recommend getting one for your desk at work as well. Keep orange essential oil misting all day long to help your body feel energized. If you’re not into the orange scent, you can also use lemon or peppermint to help keep you from nodding off throughout the day. ($9.90, Vitruvi)
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