Maintaining the right skincare regimen for your skin type daily is not enough to fight the signs of aging. Keeping that youthful glow in your face also requires a healthy diet and a healthy sleep routine. In fact, it’s important to follow a nightly ritual and stick to a sleep schedule to keep your body and skin looking and feeling as healthy as possible.
One of my favorite parts of the day is my nighttime routine right after dinner. No matter what you choose to do at night, I think it’s important to make sure you wash your face and brush your teeth right after dinner (as long as you know you won’t be eating again before bed).
By getting these tasks out of the way earlier in the night, you’re making sure you actually do it and are not too tired come bedtime.
But if you’re someone who has trouble falling asleep at night or is just looking for ways to improve your health while sleeping, these 8 beauty sleep essentials will help you get a better night’s sleep while restoring your youthful glow.
1. Silk Eye Mask
A key factor in getting enough shut-eye is making sure your room is completely dark. Even the tiny glow from your alarm clock is enough to wake you up in the middle of the night and cause restlessness.
That tiny flashing light can make it seem like it’s daytime right before you open your eyes (I’ve definitely woken up to my computer battery light flashing in my face-not fun!)
If you’re someone who works at night, then daytime sleeping can be almost impossible without an eye mask.
This copper-infused silk eye mask may just be the solution to your beauty sleep needs. Not only will this mask block out light completely, but the copper-infused silk will give your eyes the refresh they need. That’s a two-for-one, especially if you don’t have blackout curtains.
This mask will help your anti-aging efforts by preventing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Pillow Spray
Having problems falling asleep? Prep your bed for a better night’s sleep by misting this pillow spray by ThisWorks onto your pillow each night. This award-winning spray is infused with lavender, vetiver, and chamomile oils that help you fall asleep faster and feel refreshed in the morning.
You could also opt for a diffuser and essential oils if that’s your thing, but it never hurts to have options! Just make sure your diffuser’s lights are off for bed if it has them (been woken up to this as well!).
If you’re sensitive to smells, this pillow spray is perfect as the lavender scent is subtle enough to help you relax and fall asleep without overpowering. Rest assured knowing that this company uses all natural ingredients in their products.
This is actually a brand I recently stumbled upon online and I really like their products so far. If anything, at least give this spray a try!
It’s also a great travel item if you’ll be out of the house.
3. Bath Salts
Stressful thoughts keeping you up every night? Try taking a warm bath a few hours before bed with this calming bath soak by ThisWorks.
Bath salts that contain calming essential oils like lavender and chamomile will help you relieve tension and anxiety which is exactly what you need before trying to go to sleep.
A hot bath also raises your body temperature. When it drops at bedtime, it allows you to fall asleep easier.
This bath soak is another all-natural product by ThisWorks that is guaranteed to have you drifting off to the dream world. It contains the same essential oils as the pillow spray so it will really help you unwind before bed.
This bath soak will also provide your skin some much-needed moisturization for the night.
4. Moisturizing Socks
Your feet have the poorest circulation in your entire body. If you have problems sleeping at night, it could be due to cold feet cooling your body down. Warm yourself up by sleeping with a pair of socks on.
Want to ensure softer skin in the morning? Try these aloe-infused moisturizing socks by Earth Therapeutics. They can be worn overnight and will keep you warm without overheating your body. Plus, they feel pretty cool on your feet as the insides are made of gel.
You can also walk around in these socks while you’re prepping for sleep!
Want even more moisture? Apply this heel-repairing cream by Earth Therapeutics before wearing for the night. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed and with soft, smooth feet!
This cream along with the socks have been a life-saver for my heels. I have a pink pair, but I’m really diggin’ the blue ones.
Use a pumice stone to exfoliate before applying the cream for best results. I went from dry, cracked heels, to super soft feet within a week using a stone with this cream and these socks.
If you are like me, I actually sleep better with no socks on. I don’t know why, but I just need to be able to wiggle my toes freely and allow them to breathe!
If you want something that will still repair your heals at night, but are not worried about having cold feet, you could always try these heal socks by Earth Therapeutics. I first found them at Ulta but ended up buying the full sock version at Walmart.
I’ll probably end up with a pair of these at some point so if you decide to give them a try, let me know how you like them!
5. Anti-Aging Pillow
Sleeping on your back is the best way to avoid wrinkles from sleeping. But with this anti-aging pillow, you have the option to comfortably sleep on your side if you prefer.
Using this to sleep on your side over an ordinary pillow allows you to prevent wrinkles due to the firmness and support the pillow provides on your face. It also provides neck support whether you sleep on your back or your side.
Using a silk pillowcase on the pillow you already own can help prevent wrinkles as well. For maximum benefit, sleep on your back!
6. Natural Sleep Aid
This natural sleep aid is amazing! It contains many natural sleep-inducing ingredients. I was surprised to see it also has more melatonin in each capsule than other natural sleep-aids.
If you’re someone who has problems falling asleep or staying asleep, this natural sleep aid, Better Rest by The Calm Company will help you drift off quickly and give you quality sleep through the night. You’ll also wake up feeling renewed.
Always consult your doctor before taking any new supplements.
Better rest is better than a melatonin supplement due to the variety of herbal ingredients it contains that provide more benefit for sleeping aside from melatonin. You may find that you sleep better and wake up feeling completely refreshed in the morning after using Better Rest.
Most people will benefit from using this supplement for a better night’s sleep and feeling ready for the next day.
7. Anti-Aging Night Cream
I swear by this stuff! I started using the Bioelements skincare line because it’s what was available at my local beauty store for professionals. It’s the brand most commonly used in a lot of the local spas as well.
I use the entire line for dry skin but really wanted to give the Sleepwear anti-aging night cream a try. This night cream is good for dry and combination skin.
I fell in love with it when I bought a travel size skincare kit and found it included in the package. It’s super hydrating and a bit more emollient than normal creams.
Because of this, only a small amount is needed. As with any facial creams, your skin only needs a thin layer to be applied.
Even after one night of use, I woke up with my skin feeling completely hydrated. My skin also appeared smoother and had a glow to it.
If you choose to use this amazing cream, please make sure you are following all the other steps of your skin care regimen to get the best results. Even if you follow a simple routine such as cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. This stuff is like gold in a jar so you want to make the most of it.
8. Anti-Aging Night-Time Eye Cream
This is the Bioelements Sleepwear Eye Cream. Oh. My. God. Seriously, I cannot get enough of the sleepwear products! This eye cream is good for all skin types and you’ll start to see results right away.
I use it every night and my eyes never have bags underneath upon waking.
This cream works to hydrate your skin while smoothing out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Use it sparingly! A little goes a long way.
Too much of a good thing on the delicate skin around your eyes can still cause clogged pores and create milia.
This goes for any eye cream you choose to use.
I also wanted to mention that the above creams (as well as all other beauty sleep recommendations) are affiliate links from Amazon meaning that if you purchase, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
I also wanted to mention that normally I don’t support buying skincare products off of Amazon.com.
There are many unauthorized resellers of professional skincare lines on the site meaning you don’t really know what you’re getting. You may be sold expired versions of the real deal or a fake cream with the brand’s label on it.
I came across Amazon’s Professional Skin Care section which I’d never seen before. I was skeptical of this because even stores like Walmart and other chains also claim that some of the brands they carry are from the real manufacturers, but they’re not.
I did some digging and contacted Bioelements along with my other favorite brands I came across. They assured me that as long as the product is sold by Amazon and no one else that it’s the real deal.
ANY skincare product that I promote off Amazon (or any other site I link to) will always be legitimate products.
Please be cautious when shopping for skincare products through Amazon!
You could also visit the companies site as all professional brands will have a list of authorized resellers as well as unauthorized resellers they’ve come across.
That being said, what other beauty sleep essentials are you currently using to get a better night’s sleep? Let me know below!
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