Our morning routines can be pretty set in stone if we are lucky enough to have a morning routine at all. Whether you’re a morning person or not, the way you start your day can have long-lasting impacts on your productivity and overall health. Here are some of the ways you can help improve your morning routine according to science!
1. Skip the morning shower
For many people, the first thing they do in the morning is hop right in the shower. I know it’s the only thing I can do before I feel like a human again. As it turns out, that might not be the best thing. Your skin and hair have a microbiome of different bacteria and germs and most of that bacteria is very beneficial to your health.
Over-showering can lead to the destruction of that delicate microbiome, and actually cause you to smell worse than if you had showered less frequently. Sure you may smell a little funny for a few days, but your body will naturally put it back in balance.