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5 Tips to Stay on Point and Rested This Holiday Season

beautyrest_3_lowhresThe holidays can be a busy and stressful time to say the least. There’s no avoiding it but there are ways to stay energized, collected and most importantly sane in what should be the most wonderful time of the year.

1. Get your Beautyrest!

It’s no surprise that lack of sleep has been linked to increased stress levels and anxiety. Our bodies, skin and brain need restful slumber to recharge in order to be functional the next day. Investing in a quality mattress to ensure a good nights sleep is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. I have the Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid Mattress, which is supportive and helps me sleep soundly. Everyday I look forward to that moment when I can fall into bed, so owning one that’s so inviting and comfortable makes my day (everyday). Bottom line: get your zzz’s!beautyrest_7_lowres

2. Perfect your nightly routine.

Start with the bathroom must’s – brush your teeth and invest in a good skincare routine (for more on that you can read my post about beauty sleep HERE. Stress has a way of showing up in the form of acne, dark circles and making our skin look dull so having a proper skincare regimen is a must.

Keep all electronics with screens (phones, laptops, tablets…) out of the room for at least an hour before bed since staring at screens can seriously mess up your sleep.

Making a to-do list of everything you need to do the next day before bed can help put your mind at ease so you’re not subconsciously (or consciously) thinking of everything you need to get done. This trick can often help you sleep more soundly since you’re not worrying about remembering everything you need to get done.

How to Establish an Effective Nighttime Routine #healthyskin

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We call it beauty sleep for a reason. When we shut down for the evening that’s when our skin goes into repair mode and renews itself. That’s why it’s important for us to get plenty of rest and stick to a nighttime routine that supports our bodies. Here are a few evening rituals I try to abide by to help put my best skin forward: