I’ve always LOVED sleep. I’m the kind of person who could fall asleep within minutes of entering a moving vehicle. But as I’ve gotten older, stress and excessive screen time have started threatening my ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Since sleep is critically important for your health – internally, mentally, and physically – I’ve been trying out different strategies to make sure I get the best possible beauty sleep.
Take a Sleep Vitamin
Especially on nights when I’m heading to bed a little later, or had a pretty hectic day, I like to take OLLY Beauty Sleep gummies to help me get a better night’s sleep. They’re packed with melatonin and l-theanine which both promote sleep and relaxation, as well as botanical ingredients like chamomile, passionflower, and lemonbalm. The gummies are tasty and they have ceramides which are great for your skin! It’s like taking a nice warm cup of tea before bed – if the tea was fruity good, chewable, and also improved your skin while you sleep!
Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase
While it doesn’t do much for your bodily health, a satin or silk pillowcase can do wonders for your skin and hair. No matter how tired I am, I don’t have to worry about tying my hair up because a silk pillowcase keeps everything protected. Cotton can also dry out your skin, so a silk pillowcase has double duty benefits for your face too.
Use Powerhouse Nighttime Skincare
Long gone are the days when I fall asleep wearing makeup. Now I take my nighttime skincare routine very seriously, but if you’re not up for a 10 step regimen, here are three must-have products to use at night: a hardworking overnight exfoliant, a moisturizing eye cream, and a rejuvenating lip mask.
Limit Screen Time Before Bed
While it’s super easy to fall asleep to Netflix or while scrolling Instagram, it’s not great for your eyes, and makes it more difficult to fall asleep and get a good night’s rest. Try reading – a physical book or magazine – before bed to wind down and decompress, or write in a journal.