Hibernation Time: Revisiting Better Sleep, More Self-Care, And Choosing High-Quality Skincare
Our hectic lives often feel like we are constantly stuck in the rat race. It might even feel like you’re perpetually running from here to there, trying desperately to fulfill your familial and career obligations.
If you feel like the daily stress of your life is getting you down, you may be long overdue for a break. It's hibernation time! Get better sleep and feel rejuvenated by indulging in a relaxing nighttime routine fueled by self-care and high-quality skincare.
Why is getting better sleep so important?
Rest is essential to your physical well-being. This is when your body activates its innate inner healing abilities to restore your body to a state of balance. When you are chronically exhausted, your body begins to suffer. You may get sick easily, be forgetful, and suffer from a slowed metabolism.
Lack of good quality rest extends beyond the physical bounds and can significantly impact your emotional and mental well-being. You may become more easily irritable and have difficultycoping with the stresses of your everyday life.
Getting enough sleep allows your body, mind, and heart to regain balance so you can show up every day as the best version of yourself.
The ultimate nighttime routine for better sleep!
Developing a solid nighttime routine is the perfect way to unwind from a stressful day. Following this routine frequentlywill signal your body that it is time to slow down and prepare for rest.
While this routine doesn’t have to be intricate, it can go a long way to getting you ready for bed. This can be as simple as taking a hot shower, reclining in bed with a book, or listening to relaxing music.
However, if you’ve been extremely stressed or exhausted and have a little more time to spend, why not indulge in the ultimate nighttime routine for the best sleep of your life?
Indulge in a luxurious bath.
A warm bath can work wonders for both the body and the mind.
Turn off the lights, light a candle, and close your eyes. Let the water's warmth soothe the day’s aches and pains while the scentsof your quiet your rushing thoughts and uplift your mood.
We love Buck Naked Soap Co.'s Rose With Moroccan Red Clay Bath Bomb. It has a beautiful aroma reminiscent of strolling through a quiet sunlit garden on a warm spring day. The sea salt will help soothe any tenderness in your body, while the grapeseed oil will nourish and hydrate your skin.
True Hue's Bergamot + Black Tea Mini Soy Candle will provide a gentle and calming light source as you relax in the bath, and the scent of fresh tea leaves and warm cozy spices spread throughout the bathroom.
Refresh your skin with a hydrating facial.
Not getting enough rest can take an immense toll on your skin, leaving your complexion looking dull and feeling dry. Rejuvenate your skin and release any tension with a hydrating facial.
Urb Apothecary's Cacao Mousse Mask is a plant-powered formula packed with nutrients to boost your skin’s vibrancy. Lavender, clary sage, and peppermint essential oils will invigorate your senses, while cacao will extract toxins from your skin.
Slow down the hands of time by following up your mask with an age-defying serum. Earth Harbor's Samphire Sea-Retinol Digital Serum is a retinol alternative that is safe for sensitive skin. It’s powered by Sea Samphire, a natural botanical that acts like retinol without the dreaded peeling or tightness. It will protect your skin from blue light emissions from electronic devices, smooth our uneven texture, and fade fine lines and wrinkles!
Your undereye area is the first place that shows signs of exhaustion on your face! Wake up bright-eyed by keeping the delicate undereye area hydrated. Earth Harbor's Aqua Aura Reparative Eye Crème is formulated with powerhouse botanicals that will reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines. It combines Seaweed Collagen and Blue Tansy, which will deeply hydrate the delicate area and provide a brightening effect.
Wind down with a hot drink.
Now that you’ve had a chance to soak in the tub and have taken care of your skin, it’s time to get in bed and cozy up with a warm drink.
Blume's Oat Milk Chai Blend is a caffeine-free chai that’s a delicious way to indulge in a guilt-free treat before bed! It has a smooth, bold, and rich flavor that is delicious served hot or cold.
Activate deep sleep through aromatherapy.
Have you ever smelled something that seemed to melt all your troubles away? Or perhaps you caught a whiff of something that seemed to reinvigorate and energize you? That is the power of aromatherapy!
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing practice where essential oils are used for therapeutic benefits. Different fragrances can trigger different responses from the body and mind, such as inspiring relaxation or calmness.
Urb Apothecary's Slumber Serum contains lavender, clary sage, and peppermint essential oils that promote calmness, reduce stress, and alleviate anxiety. The potent essential oils are diluted in jojoba oil, so it is skin-safe and suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Apply the oil to the inside of your wrists, the center of the neck, and the temples.
Breathe deeply, let the soothing scents melt your stress, andquiet your mind as you close your eyes for the night.
Sometimes we are stretched so thin that we neglect to care forourselves. When you’re exhausted, it can easily have a massive impact on your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
It’s time to press pause, unplug from your daily life, and activate hibernation mode! Set some self-care time aside for yourself to indulge in a nighttime routine that will help you get the high-quality rest you deserve.
After all, when you’re well rested and balanced, you can show up as the best version of yourself every day to give it your all!