There’s nothing better than ending a long day with a little me-time. Granted, that’s not always easy to carve out, especially after getting home late and sidestepping any kind of activity that stands between you and your bed becomes a priority.
But, just as a solid 8 hour’s sleep is recommended for good vitality, good night-time rituals can make all the difference – it’ll make your time sleeping even more productive than it already is.
Trust us, your morning self will thank you.
Night-time rituals – why they’re important
We all know that sleep is important because it keeps your brain and your body happier, fitter and more focused, contributing to that healthy glow both inside and out.
When we sleep, our cells go into an increased period of productivity as they repair the damage that’s been sustained from stressors and pollutants that we’re exposed to throughout the day.
This process happens no matter what – your cells don’t really care whether you exfoliate, cleanse, moisturize or fall asleep with your makeup on. So, while your body may not need you to do anything in particular in order to kick-start cell regeneration, you can definitely lend a helping hand.
Think of your night-time rituals as the perfect opportunity to feed your cells just what they need to optimize recovery.
We’ve compiled our top nighttime beauty heroes to help your skin do its thing while you get some well-deserved R&R, plus some absolute saviours that can help you de-stress and unwind.
These can be used together or as part as your existing nighttime routine.
#1: Cleanse – easy does it
Whether your night-time routine involves several steps, or whether it starts and ends with a cleansing, you’ll want a to use products that thoroughly remove makeup and grime without having to aggressively scrub away a layer of skin. That’s exactly why we love these Grown Alchemist cleansers. They’re gentle, hydrating and purifying, and will leave your skin feeling fresh as they melt away the dirt.
What better way to create a clean slate for your cells to start their night shift?
#2: Moisturize – thirsty skin, quenched
Your night cream’s main job is to maintain a healthy level of moisture while you sleep without blocking your pores. Our absolute favourite is Grown Alchemist Detox Night Cream. It’s super lightweight yet nourishing, packed with a unique blend of peptides, echinacea, vitamins, and essential omega fatty acids that detox and regenerate the skin. Plus, it contains hyaluronic acid that reduces the signs of fine lines and wrinkles. What’s not to love?
Oil serums are a great alternative to moisturisers and pressing them into our skin is one of our favourite night-time rituals. They’re light and super absorbent, which can come in handy if you’re partial to a quick pre-bedtime fix.
We recommend Agent Nateur Holi Oil Refining Youth Serum. Its lovely blend of organic, non-GMO ingredients work hard to minimise the appearance of redness, unevenness, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
You can use it in conjunction with Agent Nateur Holi (C) – Youth Skin Refining Face Vitamines – a powder booster that packs a serious punch.
Night-time rituals to unwind – concoctions to help you de-stress
Night-time rituals aren’t just about applying the right creams.
We believe that beauty starts from within, and nurturing a healthy interior is just as important. Besides, sometimes all you need to end the day right is a little pick-me-up to unwind.
Enter Grown’s Evening Adaptogen – a calming tonic with adaptogenic herbs medicinal mushrooms that can help ease tensions and stress without the use of sedatives.
We also recommend Wunderworkshop Turmeric CBD Oil – a wonderful combination of oil from the Cannabis Sativa plant and organic turmeric oil, two of nature’s most powerful ingredients known for their anti-inflammatory properties. CBD oil is also a great natural painkiller and a natural insomnia and anxiety remedy.
Goodbye, stress! Hello, calm.
THE BEAUTIFUL SLEEP SHOP
Hydra-oil gel cleanser
Gentle Cleansing Melt
Hydra-restore Cleansing Cream
Bath and Meditate set