As the day comes to an end, it’s time to unwind and relax before hitting the hay. One of the ways to ensure that you get quality sleep is by incorporating beauty rituals into your evening routine.
These rituals have numerous benefits, from hydrating your skin to alleviating stress and promoting calmness.
Here, we are going to discuss beauty rituals to follow before bedtime to give you a good night’s sleep.
The first step in any skincare routine is Cleansing. It is essential to remove all dirt, makeup, and pollution accumulated on the skin throughout the day.
Cleansing helps to purify the skin and prevent acne, breakouts and other skin problems.
A gentle cleanser that does not strip the skin of its natural oils should be used.
Exfoliating is the next step in the beauty ritual before bedtime. Exfoliating helps to get rid of dead skin cells, promotes skin cell renewal and helps the skin to absorb other products better.
You can use a gentle scrub, brush or chemical exfoliant to do this. However, over-exfoliating can be damaging to the skin, so once or twice a week is recommended.
♦ Face Mask
Applying a face mask after exfoliating can help to restore radiance to your skin. A face mask helps to nourish the skin, hydrate it and reduce inflammation.
The type of face mask depends on the skin type- oily, dry or combination. Some of the popular masks include clay, sheet or gel masks. Leave the mask on for at least 15 to 20 minutes before washing off.
♦ Eye Cream
The skin under the eyes is delicate and prone to aging, puffiness, and dark circles. Using an eye cream before bedtime can help to moisturize and prevent fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Choose an eye cream with caffeine or hyaluronic acid for brightening and hydrating benefits.
Serums are lightweight and easily absorbed into the skin. They contain high concentrations of active ingredients and can help to address specific skin concerns such as wrinkles, dark spots or uneven skin tone. Apply a few drops of serum on the face and neck before applying moisturizer.
A good quality moisturizer should be an essential part of your bedtime beauty ritual.
Moisturizers help to hydrate the skin, repair damage and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Choose a moisturizer that suits your skin type- dry, oily or combination. Apply the moisturizer generously and massage it onto your face and neck for maximum absorption.
♦ Lip balm
Lips are often neglected in the skincare regime. However, it is essential to keep them hydrated as they are prone to dryness, chapping and cracking.
Apply a few dabs of a good quality lip balm before going to bed to keep your lips soft, supple and moisturized.
Haircare is often left out of the bedtime beauty ritual. However, hair is just as important as skincare.
Applying an overnight hair treatment can help to nourish the hair, reduce breakage and stimulate hair growth.
Use a hair oil or serum, apply it to the scalp and hair, comb it through and leave it overnight. In the morning, wash off the treatment with shampoo and conditioner.
Stress and anxiety can affect your sleep and harm your skin. Incorporating relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, or taking a warm bath can help to calm your mind and alleviate stress.
Aromatherapy using essential oils such as lavender, peppermint or eucalyptus can also promote relaxation and create a calming ambiance in the bedroom.