The word “ritual” rarely comes up when we think of bedtime. You wash your face, put on pajamas and lie down. There are no fancy gimmicks. Simple enough, right? Well, as self-care advocates who know the benefits of milking simple pleasures instead of letting them pass by, we’re all for investing in things that will make winding down a feel-good experience and not just something that gets us from point A to point B.
Beyond a hot shower or bath, clean sheets and a meditation app, there are so many products that’ll not only get you to dreamland swiftly, they’ll bring out your inner beauty junkie too. They run the gamut from “Duh, I knew I needed that” to “Wait, where has this been my entire life?!” There’s a dependable lip balm that won’t leave you with a chapped pout halfway through the night and an eye cream that’ll take on your dark circles with consistent use.
On the other side of the spectrum are adaptogens with sleep-inducing herbs and a gel face cream that’ll work while you catch some z’s. In short: We guarantee at least one of these will make it to your nightstand. Get the 411 on all of them ahead.
Originally posted on StyleCaster.