Hi readers, Talisa here from https://talisasworkshop.wixsite.com/talisasworkshop. I blog about my (food) adventures, my interests and my thoughts. Today I will be guest blogging for Ais/Eve. We have been planning this for a while and I’m glad she’s given me the opportunity to collab with her. Thank you!
Today I will share my morning routine with you guys. I work from home as an assistant marketing manager. That means my mornings aren’t often rushed and I can work from the comfort of my pyjama. But that doesn’t mean skincare isn’t important for me. I do take the time to clean and moisturize my face every morning. I have a combination of dry/oily skin. My forehead and my cheeks are usually very dry and the area around my noise gets very oily.
The first thing I do when I wake up is get my retainer out my mouth and wash it. I wash my retainer with luke-warm water and put it back in the container. I sleep with a retainer, because of an issue with my tonsils I have trouble breathing while sleeping. I used to sleep with my mouth open and the retainer keeps my mouth shut and I can breathe through a small air-vent.
After that I drink a glass of water. Drinking water flushes the toxins out of my body. I have also read some articles that say you can lose weight, but that’s not really my focus. Water keeps you refreshed and gives me a little boost before I can start my day.
Before I take a shower I clean my face with a cleansing crème. You can just add this on a cotton pad and gently go all over your face with it. It cleans and may also remove ‘left-over’ make-up you didn’t know you had. If I’m out of this I easily use wet wipes. You can also use a tonic. I personally don’t because a tonic contains alcohol and that causes my skin to dry out more.
For my face I use St.Ives Apricot Scrub. I use a scrub to get rid of my dead skin (cells). These also cause the dryness on my face. I have been using this brand for a while now because it has a very natural smell and doesn’t feel ‘heavy’ on the face. If you can’t find this you can make your own home-made scrub. You can make a simple scrub out of sugar and honey. Mix it together and apply it on your face. It will get rid of dead skin cells and also helps with moisturizing. After my scrub I put on my day-crème with SPF from Neutrogena.
After showering and taking care of my skin I fire on my laptop and start checking my e-mails and social media. Whenever I get an e-mail from a client a try and respond as fast as I can. For me that usually is the same day. Because my clients work and live in other parts of the world the work hours can sometimes be exhausting. This is why it’s important for me to always respond as fast as I can.
If I’m done with e-mails and social media I make a day planning. A list of tasks I want to finish that day, which task has a priority and what I can save for the end of the day.
With all that done I start my breakfast. Now, because I work from home I sometimes have a big breakfast; toast bread, some eggs, sausages and cocoa. Most of the time I want to be in and out the kitchen in a couple minutes. Some days I just have yoghurt for breakfast and other days I get out and buy a sandwich. It all depends on how much work I have and my mood for that day.
This is what my morning routine usually looks like. I have heard some comments from people who say: ‘it must be nice to work from home’, and yes it is. I can do it in the comfort of my bed or even while watching tv. But that doesn’t mean I take long showers or spend a whole lot of time preparing breakfast.
I hope you guys enjoyed reading this. Everyone has a different morning routine; what’s yours like 😊
Thanks to Eve/Ais for letting me collab with her and giving me the motivation to start blogging more often. To many more collabs!
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