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I've shown you my night-time skincare routine on here many times and it changes regularly too, but today I thought I'd share what I routinely do, once I've done my skincare, to ensure that I wind down and get a good night's sleep. Sleep is so important to help us to repair, heal and renew - even more so when we're ill.
A few hours before we plan on going to bed, I will turn on my Neom Wellbeing Pod Diffuser (use LYMIN to save 20% on this if you'd like to buy it) and add some drops of oil that will fill the room with a relaxing scent. Of course, if you don't have a diffuser, a candle with a relaxing scent, really helps when you're trying to unwind.
I then apply some Neom Perfect Night's Sleep Magnesium Body Butter to my arms and chest, which combines lavender, sweet basil and jasmine - a divine blend that is so relaxing, and I take a few minutes to inhale this scent.
Next, I apply my NYK1 Lash Serum* and Hair Burst Lash & Brow Enhancer*, both of which have made a huge difference to both my lashes and brows. Prior to lockdown, I regularly got lash extensions, so the lash serum has been a Godsend because my lashes have really grown.
Then I apply a lip balm, because my lips are very dry. At night, I generally use Ameliorate Intensive Lip Treatment*, which really nourishes my lips and I always wake to softer lips.
Cuticle oil and hand cream are next, to ensure my hands are soft and the oil is massaged in to ensure that my cuticles don't get too dry or cracked. I'd really recommend doing this, because both our hands and nails have been affected by so much extra washing during lockdown.
I always use a pillow spray and I have a number of favourites, and at the moment, I'm using REN & Now To Sleep. I usually spray this on my pillow or duvet cover around 20 minutes before I plan on sleeping. (again you can save 20% on this, by using the code LYMIN at checkout) During this time, I will try to read, but I always write in my journal - sometimes, just one line writing one great thing that happened that day.
All of this sounds like a huge routine/ordeal, but it honestly only takes 5-10 minutes and it really helps me to unwind and ensure that I get a good night's sleep. It works for me and I hope that some of my suggestions will work for you, if you have trouble sleeping. My husband used to be a great sleeper, but lockdown has affected that, so I'm gradually getting him into my routine (obviously not the lash or brow serums!), and he finds that reading really helps him to unwind too.
What's your night-time routine? I'd love to hear?
Thanks for reading!
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