We live in a world where a well-crafted night-time routine is what everyone strives for. We’re always all so busy responding to 1,000 emails, being socially active, or, perhaps spending 8 hours a night scrolling through TikTok videos, something we are somewhat guilty of doing. We’re conscious we need to usher ourselves into a real of tranquility and restoration - but how? It’s not just about brushing your teeth, putting on your pyjamas; it’s truly a symphony of self-care practices that pave the way for a rejuvenating night’s sleep and set the stage for a refreshed morning. Let’s delve into the essentials of a night-time routine that encompasses skincare rituals, body care practices and the secrets to unlocking a restful slumber.
Soooooo, your skin is your body’s largest organ, right? It craves attention, especially at night. A ritualistic skincare routine isn’t merely about ‘pampering’ (contrary to everything we’ve ever been told), it’s about nourishment and rejuvenation. Begin with a gentle cleanser, our Oju Omi Cleanser is perfect to gently exfoliate and get rid of the day’s impurities. Follow this with a toner, this will support balancing the skin’s pH levels and prep your skin for the next step: serum. Depending on the serum, they’re normally enriched with antioxidants which can work wonders during the night, aiding in cell repair and combating environmental damage. Don’t forget an eye cream too - nobody wants bags (unless they’re Chanel!), an eye cream will tenderly nourish the delicate skin around your eyes. Lastly, seal the goodness with a really hydrating moisturiser; this will keep your skin supple and hydrated throughout the night!
Body Care Rituals:
Although a lot of the time your face takes the spotlight, it’s totally important to never neglect your body. A warm shower before bed time not only cleanses but also relaxes your muscles, paving the way for a more serene sleep. We really recommend adding our Ose Gidi Soap to your routine; our soap is made from luxurious molasses which helps with keeping your body super hydrated whilst gently exfoliating. Post-shower, indulge in our gorgeous (and we mean that) Idan Oil - cold pressed coconut oil that’s been paired with Tuberose for the most beautiful scent. A top tip from us: Also throw in our Shea Butter, you’ll feel a million bucks when you wake up the next day, and we guarantee your skin will be so, so, so soft and supple.
Creating the Perfect Sleep Haven:
Creating an environment conducive to sleep is pivotal. Dim the lights to signal to your body that it’s time to wind down. Disconnect from electronic devices at least an hour before bed (we know it’s hard when you’re scrolling through TikTok, we totally get it!). Engage in relaxing activities instead, like, reading or meditating or gentle stretching to calm your body and mind.
In essence, a night-time routine isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula; it’s a customisable ritual designed to cater to your unique needs. Experiment, tweak, and curate practices that resonate with you. Embrace this sacred time as an opportunity to prioritise self-care and nourishment, ultimately gifting yourself the invaluable treasure of a restorative night’s sleep.