This post is sponsored by Juice Beauty. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Nighttime routines are great for helping you start off your morning on the right foot. That’s why I’ve shared how to create a nighttime routine and often recommend the Make Over Your Evenings eCourse.
Often the focus of our routines can become housework and our jobs. Lost in the shuffle can be taking care of ourselves. Lately there has been a movement to put more effort into self care. This is something I have been trying to incorporate more into my life as well.
When we don’t take care of ourselves everything in our life suffers. For me, my chronic stress and lack of self care lead to a lot of health problems. I had a big wakeup call when I ended up covered in hives and found out it was due to something autoimmune. I was also having other symptoms, including heart issues, due to chronic stress. My body is still recovering and I’m still learning to cope with stress better and to take better care of myself.
Adding some self care habits into our nighttime routine is one way to improve our health, mentally and physically. When we are healthier we have more to give to those we love and our interests.
The first thing you need to do is create your nighttime routine and be sure that you include time for self care. I recommend reading Creating a Nighttime Routine and checking out the Make Over Your Evenings eCourse.
Once you have your routine you need to decide what self care will benefit you the most. You may want to try a few things and see what makes the biggest impact in your life. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Find Time for Something You Enjoy
Taking time for something you enjoy before bed is a great mood booster. Be sure it’s something relaxing so you don’t end up struggling to go to sleep after. I like to drink a hot cup of tea and read something or crochet. Sometimes I will also take a hot bubble bath and use a nice face mask or eye mask. Find something that helps you unwind and is just for you.
Take Care of Your Skin
I’m guilty of often going to sleep with makeup on. This is not a great habit and one that I’ve been working to stop. It’s important to have good quality and safe skin care products. You want the product to work but you also want them to be safe. Too many skin care products contain harmful ingredients that can have negative effects on your health.
The skin care line I use is Juice Beauty’s STEM CELLULAR™ Anti-Wrinkle Skincare line. Each night I wash my face with the 2-in-1 Cleanser, which is great for removing makeup and cleansing your skin. I follow up with the Booster Serum, Eye Treatment, the Lifting Neck Cream, and the Overnight Cream. These products all work together really well and keep my skin hydrated, wrinkle free, and very healthy. When I want an extra boost I use the Exfoliating Peel Spray. It makes your skin look amazing instantly.
Lavender has been shown to have relaxing effects. Spray your linens with some lavender sleep spray or use an essential oil diffuser with some lavender essential oil. It creates such a soothing effect in your bedroom.
All the thoughts running through our heads can keep us up at night. Putting them all on paper can help you move on from them and fall asleep faster. You can simply write everything you need to do or that is in your head in a notebook or use a planner. I often just open a note in my phone and add what I need to, to my planner in the morning.
Relax With Bedtime Yoga
There are some great bedtime yoga routines, many can even be done in bed. This can help with relaxing your body and helping you sleep. You don’t want to do any energizing poses or flows, just nice relaxing poses. Check out this bedtime yoga sequence.
Incorporating things like this into your nighttime routine will leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. Reducing your stress can also have great benefits for your overall health. I’d also love to hear what you like to do at night to relax and take care of yourself. Share in the comments below.