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Everyone should have a bedtime routine. Bedtime routines can really help you to fall asleep and maintain a healthy sleep schedule, or any sleep schedule at all. This is mine, and it’s worked like a trick for years.
First, I take off all my makeup, every bit of it. I wash my face with my Neutrogena Hydro Boost hydrating cleansing gel, and use the moisturizer in the same line. Then I brush my teeth, take my medications, and comb my hair before hopping in the shower.
I like my shower very hot. I tend to get cold, so much so that my skin mottles, so hot water is both a relief and a remedy for that. When I shampoo my hair, I place the shampoo from my hands on my head and massage it to the scalp, but don’t apply it past the base of my head. I lethte shampoo sit, so that it can run down and wash the rest of my hair. Next, I apply conditioner, but only from the hair at the bottom of my ears to the ends. I let the conditioner sit in my hair while I shave, clean myself, exfoliate, and moisturize. The last thing I do is rinse the conditioner with cold water.
Once out of the shower, I towel-dry my hair before spraying Redken One United throughout it. The spray smells wonderful, and it functions in so many different ways – as a leave-in conditioner, a heat protectant, etc. I also apply my face mask, Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful. I typically wear a big T-shirt and shorts to bed. I make sure to drink a glass of water, and refill it in case I wake up thirsty in the night. I trade my contacts for glasses, apply lip balm, and settle into my bed with a book after setting my alarms. Once my eyelids begin to get heavy, I mark my place, remove my glasses, and go to sleep.