Bedtime Rituals for Your Best Beauty Sleep

There’s no better feeling than jumping into bed after a long day. It’s quiet and still, and you can finally catch your breath after completing that long to-do list. This is the best time to relax, to prepare your body for a good night’s sleep. But, as we all know, relaxing isn’t always that easy. After a long day, your mind is most likely racing, going over everything that happened during the day or even worrying about all the work the next day brings. Let’s face it - sometimes the act of sleeping is quite stressful.

Luckily, you can change this through the development of a nighttime beauty routine that includes calming and soothing products that prepare your body for restful sleep. Focusing on the pulse points, hands, neck, face, and even your pillow, sleepy time beauty products help create a serene atmosphere. Keep these products on your bedside table for before bed application to de-stress and feel glamorous before you fall into a perfectly induced beauty sleep. 

Photo courtesy of The Chalkboard Magazine.

Photo courtesy of The Chalkboard Magazine.

Tata Harper Aromatic Bedtime Therapy Packed with 10 all-natural active ingredients, this aromatherapy treatment is perfect for mental and spiritual cleansing. It comes in an easy to use rollerball form, so you can apply it to your pulse points and on the sides of your neck like you would roll-on perfume. Tata also recommends that you roll a liberal amount onto the palms of your hands, cup your nose, and take 7-8 deep breaths, inhaling all of the calming properties like clary sage and lavender. It’s also all-natural and non-toxic, so you can feel good about using it every night. 

Butter London Handbag Holiday Cuticle Oil This oil is good for even the driest of hands, cuticles, and nail beds. Swipe a little oil over your cuticles, letting it slightly bleed onto your nail beds as it soaks in. The product is also great for post-manicure drying. In this case, apply the oil over your nail polish and it will be dry once it has absorbed. 

Aveda Hand Relief Night Renewal SerumJust like the serums for your face, this hand serum tightens, moisturizes, and rehabilitates the skin, leaving it smooth and supple. After just one night you’ll notice a difference in the texture of your skin. The orange and lavender scent will also get you in the mood for sleepy time. 

Grown Alchemist Watermelon & Vanilla Lip Balm This organic lip balm is luxurious and effective. It is so good it has gained somewhat of a cult following within the beauty world. Blended with sweet almond, rose hip oils, shea butter, and jojoba, this balm is sure to healthily moisturize lips as you sleep. You simply must try.

Photo courtesy of Into the Gloss. 

Photo courtesy of Into the Gloss

Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask - Sometimes all you need to relax is a mask that gives you the feeling of being at the spa. Made from Amazonian white clay, this mask cleans and brightens your kin in just 10 minutes. It's always good to deeply and thoroughly cleanse before bed, getting rid of makeup and other impurities, so your skin can properly rehabilitate overnight. 

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow SprayIf you can believe it, laying your head on the pillow for the night just got better. This pillow spray was designed to give you a good night’s sleep, formulated with lavender and wild chamomile essential oils meant to facilitate a relaxed state. Spray a few spritzes on your pillow and inhale to quiet your mind after a busy day. Try alternating this every other day with the Tata Harper aromatherapy treatment. 

 Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating PillowcaseOn the subject of pillows, you must get your hands on this copper-infused pillowcase. Copper is a mineral that helps with skin rehabilitation, so as you sleep, the pillowcase works to undo the damage of your stressful day on your skin.

What VIVE loves most is that the smooth pillow will also protect your hair from breakage!  

This takes beauty sleep to a whole new level.