Long days seem longer when you’re dragging from the start of the morning and then lack proper “picker-uppers” through the afternoon and evening. It’s time to prepare for these 12-plus-hour stretches by thinking ahead. Learn how to kick things off first thing in the a.m. in fresh fashion and then keep up the enlivened attitude all day long with our tips.
Wake up with the help of nature’s most invigorating scents to spark your senses on even the most difficult of morning wake-up calls. Look for shower products that contain rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, and citrus, said to stimulate even the most weary minds and bodies with their energizing, freshening properties.
Fabulously Fresh Peppermint and Rosemary Body Wash, available at Burt’s Bees for $8
John Frieda Root Awakening Nourishing Moisture Shampoo for Dry Hair, available at Ulta for $6.99
John Frieda Root Awakening Nourishing Moisture Conditioner for Dry Hair, available at Ulta for $6.99
Hydrating early and continuing to drink water throughout the day is sure to change your mood, energy level, digestion, and overall health. A cool glass of H20 first thing in the morning, before consuming any other food or drink, will boost your metabolism and make you feel alert. It doesn’t stop there though. Get your eight-plus ounces by packing a portable bottle that can be refilled during the day for refreshment on the go.
Reduce Water Week Cardigan Bottle, set of five 16 oz. bottles, available at Casa.com for $17.99
Pack panty liners in your purse if you’re scheduled to be on the go from morning till night. Ideally, we like to stay clean and comfortable without any added bulkiness down below, which is why Carefree ® is our go-to. So thin and soft as cotton yet absorbent and freshening, the liners make it easy to forget they’re even there. Spend your day confidently fresh with the help of a liner that allows you to live life in your own style—choose among Original, Acti-Fresh®, or Thong options.
Carefree Liners, available at Carefreeliners.com, prices vary based on type
Don’t knock French-style freshening spray until you’ve tried it, because one spritz of the Evian Mineral Water Spray Duo To Go bottle on your fatigued face midday and those neverending hours post-lunch will never be the same. Travel size, instantly hydrating, and revitalizing, it even can also help remove perspiration, ocean salt, and pool chlorine from skin.
Evian Mineral Water Spray Duo To Go, available at Sephora for $14
An on-the-go teeth touch-up tool is a quick and easy solution for keeping your mouth clean, cool, and ready for any situation. Pick up a product that does all the above, perfect for after coffee, red wine, or meals or anytime you want whiter teeth and fresher breath without having to rinse or brush.
Supersmile On the Go Quikee Instant Whitening Polish, available at Ulta for $18