The evening is the perfect part of the day to take the time to unwind and give your body some love. After a long work or school day, your mind and body can be tired and in need of relaxation to rejuvenate. Studies have shown that having a consistent night time routine can help you drift more easily into sleep, thus improving your overall sleep experience. Since getting the right amount of sleep is vital to our overall wellness, leaving time at the end of your day to relax and unwind, is crucial to achieving optimum health.
Here are our favorite ways to feel calm and healthy at the end of each day, to ease the mind while taking care of our skin and body:
To start your nightly routine, brew some herbal tea. Not only is the ritual of tea making soothing on its own, but herbal teas like Chamomile can calm your nerves. Studies have proven that anxiety sufferers found relief from their symptoms after drinking chamomile, regularly. Breathe in the natural, peaceful aroma of chamomile and you will feel better, instantly.
Now it is time to remove your makeup and cleanse the skin of oil and bacteria that has build up throughout the day. (Tip: a non-toxic and extremely effective way to remove makeup is with coconut oil! Its hydrating properties will penetrate the skin while removing all traces of foundation, lipstick and even mascara. Simply, massage into skin and wipe off.)
Begin by wetting the face with warm water. Take a scoop of our Organic Cleansing Smoothie with your fingers and work it into the skin. Made with Camu Camu Fruit Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, this cleanser contains antioxidants to purify the skin and cleanse deep in the pores. Gently pat skin dry after rinsing.
You don’t need to exfoliate every night, but it is good to work removing dead skin cells from the face and body into your routine 2-3 times a week. For best results on the body, soak in a warm bath or enjoy a long hot shower before applying our Organic Polishing Paste. For just the face, wet the skin with warm water before applying. This paste will eliminate toxins from the body that have built up throughout the week and smooth the skin. Simply massage into the skin and the Himalayan pink salt will gently remove dead skin cells and impurities.
After your face and/or body is cleanse and scrubbed, you want to add moisturizing properties to the skin. For a truly calming and hydrating experience, apply our Ayurvedic Smoothing Silk to your face. The aroma will relax you as it hydrates and balances the skin while you sleep. Infusions of sandalwood and neroli will also invoke the feeling of joy and happiness, uplifting your overall mood. Our silk is perfect for all skin types and will leave you with a non-greasy, radiant glow after each use.
For a thicker moisturizer, for the face or body, try our Organic Whipped Butter. With Shea Butter, Mango seed butter and coconut oil, this moisturizer is a special treat for your skin, locking in moisture and keeping skin soft.
Now that you are cleansed, smooth and smelling of soothing oils, it is time for your final ritual of the night. Take 10 or more minutes to sit quietly, eyes closed, to contemplate what you are grateful for. Focus on your breathing and keep your mind at ease. Meditation is a great way to relax the mind and body, while also focusing on how your body is responding to this sedated state of being. Focusing on gratitude, positivity or just the sound of your own breath, can uplift your mood and offer a seamless transition into a peaceful night sleep.
If you have trouble relaxing during meditation, diffuse calming essential oils, like lavender. Or try our Organic Wellness Perfume. Rub some of this oil on your neck and wrists, and inhale the aroma of Jasmine, Neroli & Sage. This synergy blend will bring tranquility to the body.