Get inspired by the morning routines of these celebrity go-getters
While celebrities like Miranda Kerr say rise and shine before 6 am, the majority of us mere plebeians struggle to roll out of bed five minutes before our work Zoom-call.
If adopting a proper morning routine is part of your new year’s resolution list, this work-from-home situation can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, the extra time you have is perfect for testing out a new routine. On the other, being able to snooze right till work beckons is extremely tempting.
But as cliche as it sounds, there’s no better time than now to kickstart your “new year new me” transformation. If you need some inspiration for coming up with your own morning routine, we’ve compiled a list on how our favourite celebrities start their day.
Images: Kora Organics
Miranda Kerr might not be part of the Victoria’s Secret (VS) line-up anymore, but the VS angel definitely still reigns queen in our hearts. The 37-year-old Australian model, who is the founder of skincare brand Kora Organics, is married to Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel.
The couple gets up before the sun at 5.30 am, and the mother of three takes advantage of her uninterrupted start to the day to complete a 10 to 15-minute meditation session. It involves setting her intentions for the day which allows for a positive and clear mind.
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Skincare plays an important role in the morning, with her widely-loved Kora Organic products taking good care of her body and face. During the rare times she gets glammed up during quarantine, it includes mixing two drops of Kora’s Noni Glow Face Oil with the RMS Beauty Uncover concealer pot (colour 22) and applying it all over her face with a makeup brush.
20 minutes before breakfast is the cue for a glass of cold-pressed celery juice, which Kerr enjoys for its anti-inflammatory qualities. The main star is a “Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie” though, which is a blend of ingredients like blueberries, barley grass and bananas. If that hasn’t filled her up yet, she ends off her first meal of the day with some home-made oatmeal or avocado on gluten-free toast.
If you can’t get enough of Lily Collins on Emily in Paris, you might be interested in how she starts her day. The 31-year-old British-American actress spilled her daily routine back in 2017, and while we’re not sure if it’s remained the same, it is still pretty interesting to see what this loveable beauty tackles the morning.
Even if there isn’t a 5 am call time for filming, Collins still starts the day bright and early at 8 am. If you follow her on Instagram, you’ll know she’s a pretty active poster. The morning is when she catches up with the happenings of her overseas friends, and the platform is also how she stays connected with her younger demographic following. She also makes sure to go through her mail inbox, since she’s a stickler for having zero unread emails.
She starts off her skincare routine with some cold water to the face, and it’s no surprise that the Lancôme ambassador is a favourite of the beauty brand’s Énergie de Vie-line cleanser, serum and cream. For make-up, she prefers to keep it light, with some foundation and blush before topping her look off with lip balm or nude lipstick (Lancôme, of course).
She gets her digestion going with some lemon water, while breakfast is oatmeal with fruit which fuels her up for the rest of the morning. When she’s not heading off to set, she keeps fit at Body by Simone where she’s a regular at. With her trainer, they focus on isometrics and cardio which targets the lengthening and toning of the body. She keeps her post-workout vibe casual by throwing on something cosy yet stylish.
If you’re a fan of the Hallyu wave, singer-songwriter and host Eric Nam should be no stranger to you. The 32-year-old was born in Atlanta but resides in South Korea, where he is known for his appearance on the reality show We Got Married with girl group MAMAMOO’s Solar.
Nam typically gets up at 10 am, and since he also has work commitments in Los Angeles, the first thing he does is check his phone for any important updates. Korean celebrities take extremely good care of their skin, so it’s no surprise that morning skincare regimen involves quite a few steps: shaving, aftershave care, toner, essence, serum, eye cream, moisturiser and SPF protection.
When getting ready, he enjoys tuning in to podcasts like The Daily by The New York Times and Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard. And if you didn’t already know, the all-rounded celebrity is also a host on his very own podcasts, K-Pop Daebak and I Think You’re Dope, and he makes sure to go through his episodes for quality-checking.
He ends off his morning with some espresso if he is in a rush, but when he can take it slow, the French Press is where it’s at. He doesn’t typically have breakfast, but his go-to option is oatmeal with frozen fruits.
Anthony Mackie (left) on Outside the Wire. Image: Netflix
Anthony Mackie, who also stars as Falcon on The Avengers: End Game, has an equally busy morning routine as his character.
The 42-year-old American actor wakes up at 5 am to music by Beyoncé (relatable), and the first thing he does is a set of 100 push-ups (not so relatable). But something we can get with? His personalised shower set-up. We’re talking six shower jet heads on top of a rain spout plus a steam function that releases aromatic oils. Need we say more?
Apart from his body, this man also takes great care of his face. He uses Kiehl’s age-defying moisturiser, which must be the secret to his youthful appearance. Then, he adds on an anti-puffing eye moisturiser, beard oil (yes, that is a thing) and SPF 15 for the t-zone.
Like his famous counterparts, breakfast is unsurprisingly is oatmeal. But his version is a little different: Using steel-cut oats, he boils it with almond milk before topping it off with a scoop of acai and protein powder.
Keep in mind that by the time he starts his four mile-run to the gym, it is only 7.30 am. The real hustle begins when he does 20 to 30-minutes of leg and ab exercises, along with whatever designated body workout he has to do for that day. The rest of his morning is more relaxed, which is spent building houses, creating stained-glass artwork, and snacking on unsalted almonds.
While the productive morning routines of these celebrities are admirable (getting up at 5 am?!), it is important to remember that you don’t necessarily have to follow every step they do. Instead, you should focus on creating a routine that works best for your physical and mental health.
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