For many of us, the mornings are rushed and the days are long, but when evening comes we get our chance to clock-out for some much needed self-care. After the kids have gone to bed, the sun has set in the west and the world around us settles in, is when we indulge in those evening rituals that help to nurture your skin, soothe your body and relax your mind. If you are looking for a few self-care rituals to help you unwind each night, look no further than our head-to-toe recommendations.
01: Luxury Body Serum
We put so much emphasis on taking care of the skin on our face (rightfully so!) but sometimes we neglect the skin on our bodies. There is nothing more relaxing than a long bath or shower to melt away the stress of the day and envelope your skin and your senses in luxury. Our favorite evening, post-bath ritual is to slather our skin in Luxury Body Serum, our nourishing and exfoliating body treatment formulated with 28 rich omegas and fruit acids. Our best-selling serum serves a dual purpose. It first gently exfoliates the skin with Blood Orange, Pink Grapefruit and Lemon to revitalize and soften tired skin. Exfoliated and prepped skin is better prepared to receive hydrating nutrients like Grapeseed, Avocado and Sunflower Oil that drench the skin in moisture. The combination of these meticulously clean, powerful ingredients will reveal radiant and glowing skin by morning. Waking up to happy skin is the best feeling.
02: Sacred Sleep Overnight Repair
A simple skincare ritual can do wonders as you unwind for the night. There is something magical about taking the time to remove your makeup and wash away the day and nourish your skin. Our newest Retinol infused night treatment, Sacred Sleep Overnight Repair is the perfect addition to an evening skincare routine. After cleansing and toning your skin, apply Sacred Sleep as your final step 3-4 times per week. This powerful but gentle night treatment is one of our most innovative formulas yet. When we decided to add a retinol cream to our suite of clean skincare, we knew we wanted to be intentional with the formula. Our goal was to infuse gentle, calming and hydrating ingredients like Violet Flower, Lavender and Evening Primrose to counteract the 0.5% Retinol, which can often be drying. You receive all of the incredible benefits of Retinol like diffusing fine lines, combating hyperpigmentation and age spots, without the irritation and dryness. Incorporating Sacred Sleep into your routine will have you waking up to restored and revitalized skin morning after morning.
03: Digital Detox
It’s so difficult these days to not hop into bed and scroll your phone for hours before finally falling asleep. So many studies show that you should stop using electronic devices at least an hour before you fall asleep. This gives your mind and body a chance to settle into the quiet and start its natural process for rest. Here are a few things we LOVE to do before bed that ultimately give us a better night sleep:
- Read a book! We love to binge watch the latest Netflix series just like everyone else, but the power of reading a physical book and immersing yourself in a great story is like nothing else.
- Do some light stretching or yoga. Taking 10-20 minutes every night to do some simple stretches can reverse the tightness caused by hours at a desk or a busy day that taxes the body. We love these simple stretches from GOOP!
- Journaling is such a great way to release some of your thoughts from the day onto the page and out of your mind for a more peaceful sleep. We love taking few minutes before bed and writing hopes, dreams, plans, hardships, challenges in a journal that’s just for you. A sacred time to express yourself. We love this gorgeous option from Papier.
We talk a lot about skincare as self-care here at SAINT JANE, but only because we believe in it so deeply to our core. Taking the time to do things that will refill your cup, no matter how big or small, is so important. At the end of the day (literally), you have to find ways to care for yourself so that you can care for others, and get the most out of this life. As always, we hope you prioritize your well being, body and soul, because you deserve it.