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Q&A: Morning Routines
Q&A: Morning Routines
Read on for how Andy, Anna, and Coco each start their day.
Andy: 7:00 am
Anna: 6:45-7:30 am
Coco: 9:00 am
Andy: Our bedroom [in Barbados] has a beautiful, big door that looks out onto the pool and all of the gorgeous nature that surrounds it. I always start my day with a morning meditation of gratitude, inspired by that nature.
Anna: Ever since I got an Oura ring, I’ve been a bit obsessed with sleep! So, the first thing I do is check my readiness and sleep stats. Then, I’ll brush my teeth, scrape my tongue, and drink a big glass of water with lemon.
Coco: Check my phone and open the curtains to let the natural light wake me up!
Andy: My cup of tea or a glass of green juice and a workout.
Anna: Exercise! I love working out in the morning – I feel so energized afterwards and it really sets the tone for my day. I also couldn’t go without my daily green juice.
Andy: Occasionally, I’ll use a lovely mindfulness app called Meditate.
Anna: Honestly, our W&P water bottle. I fill it up every night before bed so that it’s ready for me first thing in the morning, I just need to add lemon! That way it ensures I drink at least a good 20 oz of water before anything else.
Coco: The 5-Minute Journal, which is great because it’s short and includes a little mantra for the day. It’s a great way to get into journaling.
Andy: My morning skin care routine is very simple. I wash my face with my Skinbetter science cleanser, then I use my Skinbetter exfoliating pads. I use VI Derm vitamin C gel and sometimes I alternate with my matter ascorbic acid 20 brightening C serum. Then, I apply my Skinbetter trio rebalancing moisture treatment. I then put on my revision neck cream along with my VI Derm revitalizing eye cream. To finish it off, I use EltaMD tinted broad- spectrum SPF 46.
Anna: I’ve struggled a lot with skin in the past, so I’ve finally found a routine that really works for me, and I am now very loyal to it. I have oily skin and I also workout most mornings, so I always start with the Marie Veronique gentle gel cleanser in the AM. I then use their balancing hypotonic before moving onto serums. In the mornings, I use a b3 serum followed by a vitamin C serum, both from Marie Veronique as well, and then eye cream! For eye cream, I love the Suzanne Kaufmann rejuvenating one – it’s amazing, so dewy! Depending on the season, I might go straight into SPF from there (always EltaMD UV Clear, tinted) or in colder months, I’ll add a face oil or moisturizer before. Last step is lip balm (I’ve been loving the Image Skincare Ormedic lip balm) and I always throw on some brow gel because it makes me feel more put together.
Coco: I started using the Augustinus Bader skincare line and picked the product based on the online skin care test. I normally wash my face with the cleansing balm followed by the essence which I put in my hands and spread evenly on face. I follow this step with the serum and make sure not to miss my neck and chest. I then use the face cream and the eye cream. My last step is to put on a tinted sunscreen. I rotate between EltaMD, Goop, and Josh Rosebrook. I choose my tinted sunscreen depending on how much coverage I want that day.
Andy: I am a huge tea drinker. Decaf Earl Grey with a dash of milk.
Anna: I LOVE coffee… probably more than I should. My order changes according to the weather. On warmer days, I love a cold brew but when it’s chilly out I’ll go for a cappuccino or drip coffee with cashew or pistachio at home and oat milk if I’m buying.
Coco: I’m a coffee drinker! I have either a cold brew coffee with oat or almond milk or a latte with either of those two milks 🙂
Anna: Not a huge breakfast gal! That said, over the weekend when I have a bit more time, I’m obsessed with our spiced morning buns..
Coco: I’m not much of a breakfast person but I love a good brunch.
Andy: A bowl of fresh fruit.
Anna: I always start by making a green juice, then I’ll have my coffee. If I’m hungry for something more substantial, I’ll have a bit of fruit, oatmeal or some chia seed pudding.
Coco: I normally have a glass of water followed by a green juice every morning.
Andy: If I include my skin care routine and my workout, about two hours.
Anna: For me, my morning routine starts with brushing my teeth and ends as I’m drinking my coffee and checking emails. Because I include journaling, my workout, shower, making breakfast etc. in that routine, it could be about a 2 hour process.
Coco: I would say it takes about 20 mins!
Andy: I take a hot shower every evening, apply a mask (I’m loving the Aceology rose petal mask and the detoxifying modeling mask). I then cleanse my face and apply my BeautyPie Super Retinol Vitamin C Night Renewal moisturizer with an encapsulated Retinol and Ferulic Acid. Then, it’s my neck cream and my eye cream. I also love to unwind with a great movie or to read a bit before bed.
Anna: Yes, I cherish quiet evenings during the week. After dinner, I always take a hot shower and do my skin care routine. I might turn on a show for a bit but I always make sure to get away from the screens about an hour or two before going to bed, it’s been such a game changer for my sleep! Instead, I love to read a book while I wind down.
Coco: My nighttime routine is watching a tv show and then getting into a hot shower and doing my skin care routine which at night includes putting lotion on my body and getting in my pjs. I follow the same routine morning and evening when it comes to skin care. Some nights, I’ll put on a face mask, I like the Barbara Sturm Clearing mask. Or I’ll do a hair mask.
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