We all know getting the right amount of shut eye is one of the most important rules of self care, but when you’ve had that crazy deadline at work or just had to binge on that new Netflix series (we’ve all been there, right?), being able to fall asleep fast is easier said than done.
You might not think to turn to your beauty stash for a good night’s sleep, but it can be a surprising source of sleep-inducing magic.
One common thread that many poor sleepers lack is ritual, and a solid green beauty routine can encourage that. Unlike conventional beauty products, everything from cold-pressed oils to dry clay masks, make us step back and take our time. Putting aside even just fifteen minutes at the end of the day to indulge your skin and senses can allow you to let go of the day behind you, and fully focus on you. After all, do you deserve any less?
When it comes to natural beauty, scents usually aren’t there just for the sake of it either. Sure, they smell good, but essential oils such as lavender and bergamot have a therapeutic effect, and can not only help you feel more relaxed, but in some cases improve your quality of sleep and help you to fall asleep fast.
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We often think that our backs, necks, and shoulders are the only parts of our body that need tending to after a long hard day, but our facial muscles get more of a workout than we realize and can benefit from massage too. Besides releasing tension, it can help stimulate blood flow and collagen production. Time to work out those frown lines! Cleansing balms go hand in hand with his habit, as the nature of them means you gently massage them into the skin. This cult cleanser is one of the best out there, not only dissolving away the day’s grime but adding that element of all important luxury with highly prized organic oils like baobab and marula.
If you’ve never tried flower remedies, Lotus Wei is the way to experience them in their full glory. Designed to make you feel calm, unbound and generally chilled out, this alchemic blend of flower power will put you into the perfect zone for a deep sleep. In amongst the lavender you’ll find lesser known gems like comforting arctic lupine and mountain laurel. Generously spray on your pillows at night and you’ll be dreaming sweetly.
They say one of Cleopatra’s favorite beauty tricks was to bathe in milk. Well, if it’s good enough for a pharaoh, it’s good enough for anyone, right? In a base of milk powder, this bath soak gently exfoliates the skin with lactic acid, leaving it silky soft to the touch. The tried and true combination of lavender and chamomile is a soothing treat for both body and soul. The only trick is staying awake long enough to get out of the bath!
Part of looking like you've gotten your full amount of beauty sleep is choosing something that will give your skin the glow factor. In that department, this night oil doesn't disappoint. Packed with exotic sources of essential fatty acids and antioxidants, cells are given all the fuel they need - and then some - for overnight rejuvenation. Laced with intoxicating neroli and rose (not forgetting lavender once again), be prepared to enter into an immediate state of bliss upon application. Stress? What stress?
Who doesn’t love a double duty product? Sometimes keeping your fingers crossed that the spot creeping up on you is going to disappear overnight just isn’t enough. Enter this small but mighty treatment conjured up by the good folks at Osmia who have your back. Rather than going in all guns blazing by drying out the skin, this roll-on serum takes a strategic approach by using a blend of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory essential oils such as lavender, cajeput, and thyme, allowing you to catch your beauty sleep worry-free. The calming scent means it also performs well as a sleep remedy. Just roll it onto your temples and wrists and you’re good to go.
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