What if the sunset at 5pm wasn’t something we dreaded, but looked forward to?
With nights getting cooler and days growing shorter, we’re all in dire need of reframing our winter mindset. Here are some ways I'm unwinding and making the most of bedtime all winter long:
Stretch it out
While vigorous exercise can rile us up before bedtime, some light, restorative yoga or stretching can ease the body and mind, and lull us into a deeper sleep. Find a practice that works best for you. Light a candle, and spend 30 or so minutes before bed wringing out those muscles to soothe your soul.
Remove the day’s dirt and grime with 707 Flora’s Core Cleanser, which contains eco-friendly microbeads that gently buff your skin until it shines. Follow with Youth Boost Serum. Skin need some extra TLC? Our Moisture Matrix Leave-On Night Mask has a dreamy texture. It works with your skin’s natural nightly reparative process to revitalize, restore and enhance your skin’s glow while you sleep. (I’ve been doing this every night, and I relish in how soft and clean my skin feels before bed — it truly cleanses me of the day’s stressors!)
We’ve all read how the quarantine habit of “doom scrolling” is detrimental to our sleep and mental health — commit to combating the bad vibes by unplugging a few hours before bedtime to help slow that racing mind. Try curling up with a good novel or a relaxing podcast; you owe it to your body to take a break from the chaos and get a good nights’ rest.