Sleep is self-care for the skin, here are some rituals to help you get more.
Give the screen a smile if you love yourself some sleep. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Same here girl. Experts recommend getting 7-9 hours each night, but even for a sleep lover such as myself, I rarely clock in more than 6. There literally are not enough hours in the day, to work, play, tend to your family and then sleep a full 7-9 hours. Though after a decade of late nights, and early mornings I began to feel a decrease in my overall energy and notice a slightly duller appearance in my skin.
When I turned 30 I switched it up and started going to bed around 11:30, and waking up at 6. After about a month, I noticed my skin was back to it’s best self, my focus improved and my anxiety had calm down. Every now and again, I’ll still pull an all-nighter, but for the most part, I’m an 11:30 12ish type of sleeper, I got to this place by creating rituals that encouraged me to want to go to sleep.
So many women I know, struggle with sleep. During the day, they run around being super sheros and at night, they lie awake. Some make it through a few Rem sleep cycles before their eyes peel open to the tune of their thoughts, anxiety, or unbalanced energy. While others watch the clock, from bedtime to sunrise. It’s exhausting and aggravating, speaking from experience, so I tested a handful of bedtime rituals to see if they helped me get to the Z’s faster. Spoiler alert, they did.
See, when you cut your sleep short, your skin tends to show it. You may notice bags under your eyes, a paler skin tone, maybe even a new wrinkle or 2, if you’re getting less than 7-9 hours. During dream time, your brain and body are busy rejuvenating itself so if that process is cut short, you may just see it when you look in the mirror.
For your best beauty rest results, I suggest before bed, making sure you’re tending to your skin. Your routine doesn’t have to take long, a lazy girl like myself is washing my face with soap, toning with witch hazel and adding either a serum or oil mixture in soft circular motions. Follow up your face care with a cold/warm glass of water and one of the below rituals to help you get to sleep faster.
Sleep Well Rituals
- Silk pillowcase. . . & 800 thread count sheets
- DIY Sleep Spray
- Warm bath & T.M bath salt
- Audiobook / soft music
- Bedtime yoga
- No phone zone
- candles or diffuser blend
- Journal/mind dump
- Adjust your lighting
- A cup of herbal tea
- self or partner massage
- Color & Count sheep
- Lay in the dark, in silence for 60 minutes
Make 7 hours of sleep a daily ritual to sustain your natural glow Sis. Getting your rest, will have your skin refreshed & your mind alert, make it a priority. Now go get some rest and have a great week Queen.
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