3 Products for Bedtime Routine that Works
Below, I’m going to take you through a few beauty and skincare products I use at night. The combination of this consistent ritual plus the unique scents of each product has created a very welcome habit. In an almost Pavlovian fashion, my mind and body now associate these products with an indication to rest. That it’s time to wind down, relax, and prepare for a restful night’s sleep.
Conveniently enough, these are all available at Saks. So, you’re one check-out process away from not only a newly revamped bedtime routine. Also, all your beauty needs day-to-night. Saks is an effortless go to for all of the best brands and most beloved products. So, shop the items listed below and see how easily you’ll get inspired by so much more.
Saks has countless incredible candles and essential oils available, and I strongly suggest you check them out here, but I’ve really been enjoying burning this Jo Malone candle in my bathroom while I get ready for bed. I’ve found that using it to set an evening mood is another indicator to my mind and body that it’s time for downtime. There’s something so calming about a flickering candle as I get into PJs, wash my face and apply skincare products.
You know I’ll never stop shouting about this product from the rooftops, but I mention it here specifically because of its gorgeous scent. In using this Cleansing Balm as part of my evening routine, I’ve started to associate the scent with bedtime, kicking off each evening wind-down with one of my favorite skincare products of all time. (Also, this is incredibly effective at removing makeup and cleansing skin, so there’s that.)
I keep a pump of this beloved hand lotion next to my bed and apply liberally at bedtime on my hands and neck. Its glorious scent is another signal to my body that it’s time to unwind from the day and prepare mentally and physically for sleep, with the added benefit of, you know, being lotion that’s going to keep my skin moisturized throughout the night. It’s really nice not waking up with lizard hands.
In addition to the above products, you may have seen my recent review of the Hatch Restore on Instagram stories, and long story short—it’s incredible. This wonderproduct combines a sound machine, sunrise alarm, smart light, meditation app, and an alarm clock into one genius sleep assistant. Fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up with more ease all around, thanks to one brilliant item that deserves real estate on your nightstand (but takes up very little).
That’s it! Those are the mainstays in my evening routine that help signal to my body that it’s time to relax and unwind. I’ve found that if I keep these consistent, the rest of my skincare products can easily change. This depends on what my skin needs that particular night without disrupting my sleep. Of course, there are always uncontrollable factors that might interfere with a good night’s sleep. Some of these include sick kids, working late, a snoring spouse. In which case, there’s always this concealer to help your undereye circles in the morning! (Seriously, it’s the best concealer on the planet.) But, the benefit of establishing a consistent bedtime routine means that you fall asleep quicker. It also helps you rest more soundly, and need less and less of this every day.
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