17 Quickfire Shortcuts to Get You Out the Door Faster
Whether you fear the alarm clock or not, these time-savers will simplify your mornings and give your day a happier, saner start.
A Smarter (Colder) Shower
Replace your regular soap with a foaming shower oil or hydrating body wash so you can clean and moisturize at the same time. Don't bother with body scrubs or peels—use a damp washcloth (with a little pressure) to exfoliate in the shower. Always use shaving gel. It gives you a closer shave so you won't have to use your razor as often, and it's hydrating.
Try ending your morning shower with a spray of cold water—it can be incredibly invigorating. Research from the London-based Thrombosis Research Institute found that cold water improved participants' blood circulation and offered them renewed vigor.
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