Many people suffer from sleep issues, and learning a few techniques can help you look and feel your best at any age. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each time to get the maximum health and beauty benefits.
Try these effective tips for better beauty sleep:
1. Take an Herbal Tea Bath
Herbs such as lavender, chamomile, rose petals, Tulsi, and fresh rosemary are great ways to create a relaxing spa-like experience at home. The act of self-care can prepare the mind for a restful and rejuvenating night of beauty sleep. Add one teaspoon of each herb into warm bath water or place into a sachet. If you don’t have loose herbs, you can either cut open tea bags and pour the loose herbs into the bath or toss the tea bags right into the tub.
2. Enjoy a Cup of Relaxing Tea
Herbs such as chamomile, lavender, rose, Tulsi, lemon balm, hops, passionflower, and valerian root, work beautifully to calm the mind and body. Each sip will help you slip deeper into a blissful state of relaxation. Herbal tea also has incredible health and beauty benefits to encourage gorgeous glowing skin from within.
3. Give Yourself a Foot Massage
Self-massage is an excellent way to practice self-care and relax the body. Our feet work hard each day and are often neglected, so show them some extra love and care. Slowly and firmly massage the bottoms of the feet with warm oil. Sesame oil is a great choice.
4. Practice a Relaxing Skincare Routine
Nighttime is the perfect opportunity to give your skin extra love and attention. Please take a few additional minutes before heading to bed to pamper yourself with extra love and care. The calming act of a good skincare routine can help relax the body for a wonderful night of beauty sleep. While we sleep, the skin produces new collagen, repairs and rejuvenates, and a regular skin care regimen is essential to maintain the skin’s health.
Practice giving yourself a facial massage in an upwards motion each time you apply your skincare to help increase circulation, relax the facial muscles, and lift the skin. Take the time to honor your skin and tune into the process. Notice any areas of the face you hold tension and massage them gently. It is a beautiful time to reconnect with yourself after a busy day.
5. Practice Meditation
Meditation can relax the mind and body for a beautiful night of beauty sleep that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. If you have ever lay in bed at night going over your to-do list while tossing and turning, wishing you could get to sleep, you are not alone. Many people suffer from sleep issues and learning how to turn off the chatter doesn’t have to be done with sleep aids. Meditating before bed can be beneficial in relaxing the body and quieting the mind. There are different styles of meditation, so it is essential to find one that you enjoy and will practice regularly.
6. Maintain a Consistent Sleep Schedule
Sleeping around the same time each night supports the body’s hormonal signals and can promote a deeper and more restful night of sleep. The human body thrives on routine, and supporting your circadian rhythm will make it easier to fall asleep each night so your body can reach a deeper sleep that focuses on repair and rejuvenation.
Practicing waking up around the same time each morning is also an excellent way to support the circadian rhythm. You will feel more rested, energized, peaceful, and glowing throughout your day.
7. Minimize Stimulation Before Bedtime
The excitement from electronics such as television, computers, cell phones, and social media can prevent us from feeling calm and prepared for a good night’s rest. While it may be challenging to realize electronic devices can take a toll on your sleep quality, it is essential to evaluate their role. Imagine scrolling social media before bedtime, and you see videos of people dancing with loud music and arguing in the comments section. Next, you get a like or comment, producing a dopamine spike. All of this puts your body in a state of excitement and stress, not in a relaxed state that will support a restful night of beauty sleep. An hour before bedtime, turn off all electronics to wind down and prepare your mind for sleep. Hold yourself accountable, put the cell phone down, and be kind to your body.
8. Keep Electronics Out of the Bedroom
While it is nice to curl up and watch a good movie, doing so in the bedroom can interfere with beauty sleep. It is essential to train the brain to associate the bedroom with sleeping by removing all distractions.
9. Try Blue Blocker Glasses
Electronic devices emit a blue light that can interfere with sleep and increase alertness. Supporting the by minimizing exposure to blue light can help you sleep better. Blue blocker glasses can also minimize eye strain.
10. Keep your Phone in Another Room
While it may seem like a good idea to keep your phone close to you in the bedroom, it can interfere with your sleep quality and take a toll on your health and appearance over time. Cell phones emit EMF radiation that can interfere with the body’s natural ability to fall and stay asleep, and they are very unhealthy to have close to the body for long periods. It is also nearly impossible to get a good night’s rest if your phone receives notifications throughout the night.
A healthier approach is to put your phone on silent and keep it in another room while you sleep. You can also put your phone in airplane mode. If you rely on your phone as an alarm system, you might consider getting an actual alarm clock to minimize sleep disturbances.
11. Avoid Going to Bed Hungry
When we go to bed while hungry, it puts the body in a state of stress and signals cortisol levels, the stress hormone. When the body is in a state of stress, its main priority is to keep you safe, not sleeping. Consistently ignoring hunger signals can interfere with hormones, take a toll on your skin, blood sugar balance, and even cause weight gain.If you regularly feel hungry before heading to bed, listening to your body and eating a small snack is essential, so you feel satiated throughout the night.
12. Hydrate Before Going to Bed
Dehydration can affect your sleep quality, the skin’s appearance and interfere with hormone production. Avoid drinking large amounts of liquids before heading to bed. Instead, enjoy a small cup of relaxing herbal tea. Staying hydrated will help you wake up glowing and healthy.
13. Keep the Room Dark
It is essential to limit the amount of light in the bedroom for a peaceful night’ of beauty sleep. Light can stimulate the body and make it harder to fall and stay asleep. Try black-out curtains and keep all electronic devices in another room.
14. Exercise Regularly
Regular exercise will support the whole body’s health, which can encourage better beauty sleep. An accumulation of stress can interfere with our ability to fall asleep, but regular movement can alleviate excess stress and calm your mind and body. We are all so different, so it is best to find an workout routine that you enjoy. The best kind of exercise is one that you do regularly. Taking a short walk can help improve your health, mindset and support a deeper night of rest.