How to Start Your Morning Feeling More Refreshed and Awake

October 5, 2017

Wouldn't it be nice if every morning looked just like they did in the movies? You know, the ones where you wake up to morning light spilling through your windows as you stretch, smile, and start your day — all without an alarm. Yeah right. While this simply isn't how mornings go for most of us, it is possible to improve how you feel once you finally roll out of bed.

To help you wake up feeling refreshed, radiant, and ready to kick-start your day on a positive note, we've got a few suggestions to try ASAP. They even involve putting a few surprises from this month's POPSUGAR Must Have box to good use! From sleep accessories to simple lifestyle tweaks, you'll be one step closer to your most refreshing mornings ever.

What's a nightly routine without showing some much-needed love to your skin? In addition to your go-to skincare cocktail, we suggest using these Patchology Restoring Night Eye Gels from our Must Have box. Just slip them under your eyes right before bed and let them work their retinol and peptide-infused magic for five quick minutes. Because skin does its most diligent repairing work during the night, using these will give your skin the boost it needs to help you look well-rested and free of under-eye puffiness in the morning. You can even take this nighttime ritual on the road since they come individually packaged — perfect for travel!