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Bedtime Self-Care Routine

Bedtime Self-Care Routine

Two very important things in our lives are self-care and getting a good night’s sleep. They are also intertwined, as a good self-care routine at bedtime can help the body and mind relax for a lovely sleep. At Nakin we believe that self-care is hugely important and have an easy-to-follow self-care routine for the evening as below. This routine will take your body and mind to a different place and prepare you for bedtime in the nicest possible way. We have such busy lives that taking time out for ourselves at the end of the day is a great way to have some much needed relaxation time, and bring stress levels down before bedtime. Then we can have a restful nights sleep and wake up feeling happy, refreshed and energised.

Have A Mineral Bath

A bath before bed is super relaxing and it can also be a nourishing time for our bodies. Set some time aside to have a bath using dead sea salts, which are healing for our skin and also give us a mineral boost from the intense nutrients found in them, such as magnesium. Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in numerous bodily functions, including promoting a good night's sleep. It helps activate neurotransmitters that are responsible for calming the body and mind, which can significantly assist in achieving a more restful and uninterrupted sleep. Magnesium aids in soothing the nervous system, thus reducing anxiety and preparing the body for relaxation. Additionally, this mineral helps regulate the production of melatonin, the hormone responsible for sleep-wake cycles. Ensuring an adequate intake of magnesium through diet or supplements can, therefore, be a natural and effective strategy to improve sleep quality and overall wellbeing. Always seek medical advice before using a supplement to be sure that it is the right thing for you, and fits in with your lifestyle.

Carry Out Your Skincare Routine

Taking time to take care of your skin before bed is a great way to end the day and makes you feel good, plus keeps your face and neck in great condition. Our systems rejuvenate when we are asleep, and this is why it is known as beauty-sleep. Feeding your skin at bedtime is really beneficial to the face and neck as it is when our skin repairs and detoxes. So, applying great ingredients helps your skin to do its job, plus is calming and relaxing at the same time. Our range of face care is designed for morning and night use and is great for your routine.

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Use Relaxing Essential Oils

Nature has given us many things and one of them is special plants that have the ability to relax us. We can utilise them in essential oils and they only cost a few pounds. We especially love Lavender and Vetiver. You can add a few drops to your bath or combine with a pure massage oil and give the body a relaxing and caring massage. You can also find all sorts of sleep aids such as essential oil pillow sprays, that will have your room smelling gorgeous and help to send you off to the land of nod.

Essential oils have long been hailed for their therapeutic properties, particularly in promoting relaxation and reducing stress. These natural extracts, derived from various plants, can be powerful aromatic treatments. When inhaled, the scent molecules from essential oils travel directly to the brain, particularly impacting the limbic system, which controls emotions and memory. Oils such as lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood are particularly renowned for their calming effects. By incorporating essential oils into daily routines, whether through diffusers, bath additives, or body massage oils, individuals can create a tranquil atmosphere and improve their overall sense of well-being.

Relax on a Bed of Nails

This one might be new to some of us and may not sound relaxing at all, but it really is and is based on ancient meditation and healing practices. They are not really a bed of nails, instead this is a mat with thousands of small spikey plastic bits, and they work in a similar way to acupuncture. Lie on your bed of nails for ten to twenty minutes and completely relax. They can take some getting used to and you might want to start using them with a t-shirt underneath. However, the results are fantastic as they calm and relax us, plus release endorphins. A bed of nails can also heal aches and pains, and they have fantastic customer reviews for all sorts of issues. You can use the mat with all the body areas and there are special versions for the neck and face.

A bed of nails might sound like an unlikely tool for relaxation, but it has been used for centuries for its therapeutic benefits. When a person lies on the bed of nails, the pressure gets evenly distributed across numerous points, stimulating the skin and underlying tissues. This stimulation can trigger the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers and mood elevators, leading to a sense of relaxation and well-being. Additionally, the pressure applied to the body's acupressure points can help in relieving tension, reducing stress, and promoting better circulation. Despite its seemingly intimidating appearance, a bed of nails can be a powerful tool for relaxation and overall health improvement.

After following our self-care bedtime routine, you will feel calm and relaxed plus stress will have floated away, so all that is left is to have a blissful night’s sleep. Nakin are huge advocates of healthy living, and we produce amazing natural skincare products. Find out more about us in the links below.

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