What do you do before going to sleep? You brush your teeth, make sure the entrance door is properly closed, and hit the bathroom one last time so you won’t wake up with the urge to go in the middle of the night? Pretty standard, uh? Besides the usual stuff, do you have any other bedtime routine you perform since you were a kid or that you’ve have taken on during the years (no, sleeping with your fluffy friend Teddy won’t count this time around)? Let’s put it this way: while we rest, our body keeps on working and performs several processes (like an automated health check) to fully recover from the day and get ready for whatever tomorrow has to offer. In other words, our body will take the most out of whatever nutrients we provide it with at night and that’s why bedtime routines, especially from an health point of view, are so important.
Let’s check out five bedtime routines under five minutes each for an overall better skin over time.
Remove eye makeup with Coconut Oil
This first point might be of more interest for the Ladies… Rub a little of coconut oil onto a cotton ball and use it to gently remove the make up around your eyes. It’ll work on basically any kind of makeup (even the waxy ones or waterproof mascara) and it’ll leave your skin clean and hydrated.
It might be obvious but…rinse your face
Use a lot of warm water to rinse your face right before going to sleep. This’ll not only clean your skin after a long day of work and outdoors activities, but it’ll also dilate your veins and increase blood flow. The more blood flows to your face, the more nutrients it’ll bring with it. This’ll ensure that your skin will get all the good stuff to heal itself throughout the night.
Moisturize with Shea Butter
Shea butter is known to be rich in Vitamin A and, as such, for its moisturizing properties. Apply a thin layer of Shea butter onto the skin. This’ll keep it hydrated throughout the night and help it heal for an healthier and improved skin tone. Shea butter plays an important role in preventing several skin conditions too, such as wrinkles, eczema, and dermatitis.
Get rid of mosquitos with Citronella Essential Oil
As previously discussed in our Repel Insects and Fight Depression with this Super Essential Oil blog, citronella essential oil will keep the mosquitos away and let you enjoy a night of serene sleep and a sting-free skin when you wake up. On top of that, the diuretic properties of this essential oil will help your body dispose of toxins and waste substances, such as excess bile, acids, and salts.
Smoothen those eye bags away with a good night’s sleep
It might be obvious too but, since all of the healing processes take place at night, don’t underestimate the importance of getting a good night of uninterrupted sleep. Discover the benefits of the aromatherapy and enjoy all the natural properties of the essential oils to sooth your nerves and relieve tension.
These are just some of the possible routines you can start practicing before sliding into bed and, although they take just below five minutes each, they’ll make a difference on your skin’s appearance, on how you feel about it, on your own self-confidence, and you won’t regret taking this little extra time for yourself when you’ll see all the results you can easily achieve.
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