Apparently I’m on a pampering-myself kick, since I wrote about having terrific lady days AND about treating yoself when it comes to dating. ‘Tis the season, I guess!
This time I wanted to share my night routine with you. It’s what I do to wind down every night before bed – plus or minus a step or two depending on how tired I am or how late I get started. It helps me stay healthy, from my muscles to my skin to my mind. #FindYourHealthy
So here we go – come get UNready with me!
The first step in this night routine is the one that I do the least, but should probably incorporate more often: take a relaxing hot bath. I like to make it as hot as I can stand it (because then it stays warmer longer, duh) and add some epsom salts. Without exaggeration, I have muscle soreness just about every day due to my fitness regimen, and soaking in epsom salts really helps to lessen the soreness.
To go along with my soak, I like to light candles and watch YouTube videos or listen to podcasts. Today NPR released the first episode of the new Serial so you better believe I hit that business up. IMO, baths are mostly for chilling and not necessarily for washing, so I wait to wash my face until I get out. After I apply my acne treatment, I add a thin layer of vitamin E oil to moisturize. My face has been really dry due to the colder air lately and this seems to be helping a lot. Then it’s time to get in bed!
Once I’m in bed, I catch up on my fave YouTube channels while applying the same vitamin E oil I used on my face to my cuticles, then finish off with my hand lotion.
In case you’re interested, my favorite YouTubers are:
- Bunny (Grav3yardgirl): quirky makeup tutorials and miscellaneous product testing, aka Does This Thing Really Work?
- Cristine (Simply Nailogical) who I wrote about here
- Tati (GlamLifeGuru): detailed beauty product reviews and tutorials
- Dana Linn Bailey: my fitness hero
- LeighAnnSays: beauty tutorials and vlogs
- Nicole Guerriero: beauty tutorials and vlogs
- Brad Hall: offbeat sneaker reviews
When I’m ready to get some ZZZs, I take a strawberry melatonin tab to help me get a solid night of sleep, and then meditate for 10 mins or so using Stop, Breathe, and Think on my phone.
The Stop Breathe & Think app is free and I really like it because it asks you to input the five emotions you’re feeling at the time, then suggests guided meditations based on those.
And that’s all folks! Good night!
Thanks to CVS for sponsoring this #FindYourHealthy post! <3 you forever, CVS.