Founder Angela Jia Kim's Fall Morning Rituals
I don't wear a lot of foundation, and instead, I focus on radiating a natural glow. Less makeup and more (smooth) skin is my kind of beauty mantra.
To “feel good in the skin I'm in,” I like to get seven to eight hours of beauty sleep and rely on grounding morning rituals: treat thirsty pores with double-serum layering, savor morning coffee, do Kundalini fusion yoga, and plan out the day.
As the fall weather fluctuates in Manhattan from warm and humid to cool and dry, my pores often feel parched. I begin by splashing cooling water on my face to awaken the pores.
Starting my day by pampering my skin is a morning ritual that helps me feel confident throughout the day. It's a small thing, but it makes a world of difference as I glow through Zoom and in-person meetings.
Full confession: I have a love affair with coffee, and sometimes, this morning ritual is what gets me out of bed. 😊 Oh, and Pumpkin Bourbon Bread is another motivator, too!
I even have a coffee bar dedicated to this obsession. Here are my essentials:
On my best mornings, I wake up at 6AM to enjoy coffee with my daughter and dog and have a quick chat before she heads off to school.
As part of my morning ritual, I use the Savor Beauty “organize gorgeous chaos” journal, a planning system to manage my time, keep track of self-care, and outline a 90-day vision with daily plans.
An essential aspect of this 90-day vision is reflecting on what's working and what's not. This often inspires a necessary shift or life “upgrade.”
For instance, what's not working is that since I work from home, I often close my laptop at 6PM and rush into dinner time feeling frazzled.
For the next 90 days, I've decided to start my workday at 8AM and finish by 4PM. This “life upgrade” gives me an hour to smoothly transition into quality time at home with my family. I use the extra time for happy hour or cooking, which is a meditation of sorts for me.
Fun perk! What I'm loving about this so far is that there are far fewer pings at the 8AM hour, which helps me get more done in less time.
Hopefully, these fall morning rituals inspire you to wake up a little earlier to feel “good in the skin you're in!”
Angela Jia Kim