3 Must-Haves for a Healthy Adult Slumber Party

September 12, 2014 Posted by mvais@sapient.com September 12, 2014 CategorySkincare

3 Must-Haves for a Healthy Adult Slumber Party


Katy Atlas is the author of Sugarlaws.com, and “Moving Neutral” by Katy Atlas. She is passionate about food, fashion and beauty.

 

When you have three dogs and a baby, every night is a slumber party at our house and it’s not always kind to my skin! 


Evenings are the best time to de-stress after our busy days, but sometimes it’s hard to remember to take time to relax at the end of a long day or week.

But a few small tweaks to your evening routine can bring terrific benefits for your mind, body, and skin!  Setting aside 20 minutes every night for a peaceful, slumber-party ritual will leave you refreshed, calm, and ready to sleep like a baby. 

When you’re having a particularly stressful week, take a little time to indulge in one of these calming bedtime routines — and then reap the benefits when you wake up to beautiful skin!

Wind Down Without Alcohol: It can be tempting to have a glass of wine with dinner or at the end of the night, but alcohol dehydrates your skin and disrupts your sleep. Another solution? Drinking a soothing cup of chamomile tea or sparkling water with lemon, just before bed.  

Take an Evening Bath: This is my personal favorite.  A few nights a week, after the baby is sleeping, I hand the monitor off to my husband and relax in the bathtub.  Sometimes I meditate, sometimes I listen to music, sometimes I just decompress and relax.  When your days are as packed as mine have been lately, sometimes a little quiet time to yourself is the biggest luxury there is.

Catch Up With a Friend: Sometimes the happiest moments are when you connect with a good friend or family member, so I try to make sure I check in every day or two — over the phone!  (Remember the phone, that wacky method of communication we had before email?) I take fifteen or twenty minutes out of my night and catch up with my sister, mom, or a friend — sometimes a little chat session is the best way to de-stress!


Or, all of the above! Better yet, do all three!  Invite a few girlfriends over for a spa night — serve fruit-infused water (check out my recipe on the Simple Skincare blog!, try an at-homemade facemask (try my DIY oatmeal scrub using Simple Skincare moisturizer) and enjoy the time together!  It’s a terrific way to be kind to your skin and yourself!

This post was originally published on Katy’s blog, Sugarlaws.