From The Treadmill To The Office-  A Comedic Blogopera in Three Acts.

ACT I.

Hello, again!
I want to make an admission: I am an early morning gymrat…who happens to be a make-up addict.

I know that it seems improbable and impractical. You, dear reader, would be well within your rights to ask me how I manage to carry all of the products that I have if you were there to witness it. My mother tells me that I carry way too much…and she’s probably right. But here’s the thing: As much as I am a free spirit who seems to epitomize chaos and floating through life with no worries, I am someone who needs a steady routine/ritual in the morning to center myself and get my mind ready to face the day. My morning routine is a three-act routine, and each step to me represents a forging of a different part of my armor. This first act is my shower routine.

ACT I

(1) Shower

When I’m done thanking God (through very clenched teeth) for making me feel the workout burn, I like to use Weleda’s Arnica Sports Shower Gel. It’s your typical generic mint shower gel with the star force being the plant Arnica Montana, a herb that has been shown to aid in relieving muscle soreness.

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Photo credit-Weleda

(2) Cleanse Face

After this, I like to cleanse my face with Juice Beauty’s Cleansing Milk. It’s a simple, milk cleanser, but it does indeed cleanse all of the sweat, grime, as well as sunscreen off of my face.To really get the best out of this cleanser, I have to massage it into my skin really well. I usually do this twice to make sure that I’ve got the sunscreen off.

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Photo credit-Ulta.com

(3) Moisturize Body

After those two steps, I HAVE to moisturize my body, and I always, always, ALWAYS use an oil. Weird fact-I haven’t used a water-based moisturizer in years. #teamneverplanoncracking. I like to use NOW Foods Organic Argan Oil. Yes, it’s $29 for a bottle. I know. But, it does not give you the greasy sheen that you get with other oils, and while I like to be greasy at night, I’m not really looking to be the office oil well. Five pipettes of oil is enough for my entire body.

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As you can see from the above steps, my whole shower routine is very simple. I generally have an hour before I have to be at the office, so I try to spend the least amount of time in the shower. I like to inhale the mint of my shower gel, state my affirmations, and reframe my mind from meh to WOW!

 

What’s your routine in the morning?

Disclosure-All product was purchased by the writer of this feature. 

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