In the hustle and bustle of everyone’s day-to-day life, it is important to make sure that you are taking time to carve a luxurious nighttime routine. If you are someone who does not currently have a nighttime routine in place, it is never too late to start one.
Having a luxurious nighttime routine can be transformative for you, helping to promote relaxation, a more restful sleep, and a better sense of well-being.
Here are some tips on how you can create a luxurious nighttime routine to turn your evenings into something that you can look forward to each day.
1 – Unplug from technology.
First, it is important that you take time to disconnect from your electronic devices at least an hour before it is time for you to go to bed. While this can be extremely difficult to do, the truth is that the blue light on your screens can hinder the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone, ultimately making it harder for you to fall asleep. Instead of scrolling on your phone before bed, opt for some other calming activities such as stretching, reading a book, or meditating.
2 – Set an ambiance.
Create a soothing atmosphere for yourself in your living space before you go to bed. This means dimming the lights, lighting up some candles, or using soft, warm-toned lighting in your room. By setting an ambiance and incorporating this calming atmosphere, it will truly feel like you are at the spa!
3 – Take a bubble bath.
Especially as the weather gets chillier, there is no better time to treat yourself to a warm and cozy bubble bath as part of your nighttime routine. Add in some bath salts, essential oils, or bath bombs to enhance the experience for yourself. Not only will the warm water relax your muscles, but the bath will also help to relax your mind and de-stress you.
4 – Incorporate a skincare routine.
Taking care of your skin is extremely important. Start by cleansing your face to remove any impurities that are on your face from your day. After cleansing, take some time to incorporate a hydrating toner, some serums, and a rich moisturizer to help with dry skin. If you really want to treat yourself, consider a weekly mask that you can incorporate during your bubble bath!
5 – Get comfy!
Once you are bathed and your skincare routine is complete, it is time to get yourself comfortable. Change into some luxurious sleepwear that will help to relax you, with high-quality fabrics that will feel soft against your skin. Finding clothing that truly makes you feel comfortable will help to give you a more restful night’s sleep an is an important part of a nighttime routine.
6 – Invest in quality bedding.
In addition to investing in some comfortable pajamas, you should also prioritize investing in bedding that is comfortable and makes your bed feel like an at-home oasis! This includes soft sheets, a comfortable mattress, and supportive pillows that will feel comforting on your neck. Especially during the colder months, add some soft and cozy throw blankets to your bedding to make sure you are not chilly at night. The right bedding can truly make a huge difference in how you sleep!
7 – Pour yourself a cup of tea.
If you are a tea person, you know first-hand the difference that a cup of tea before bed can make. Herbal teas are known for their calming properties, especially ones that include chamomile, valerian root, or a blend that is designed for relaxation. Sip your tea slowly as part of your nighttime routine – relax in bed and get cozy!
8 – Establish a regular sleep schedule.
Lastly, do your best to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, even on the weekends. This will help to give you more consistency in your sleep schedule and help to keep you feeling more energized.
Now you’re on your way to a creating a luxurious nighttime routine!