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What is your bedtime routine?

Asked by Wine (636points) August 14th, 2014

I’m looking for tips that I can add to my routine to keep my skin looking young and to have a good nights rest. Any suggestions?

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Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

To keep your skin looking young, avoid too much sun exposure (you need some), wear sunscreen and drink lots of water. Your skin will thank you.

For a good night’s rest I try not to drink caffeine after lunch. I do occasionally, but I try to keep it to a minimum. Otherwise, I’m up and down going to the loo. Make sure you have sufficient bedding but not too much. So you don’t overheat but you’re not cold. Don’t do anything too mentally stimulating too close to bed. If you have problems sleeping, try a warm bath, warm milk or those types of things to get your body and mind into the bedtime mood.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Well I was going to answer this question, but the details negates everything I was going to say :P

rockfan's avatar

@El_Cadejo My thoughts exactly lol

elbanditoroso's avatar

Watch the late news or some TV show
Cookie and glass of milk
Bathroom ablutions and toothbrushing
get into bed
read for 4–5 minutes
lights off
put on soft music CD using 90 minute timer

JLeslie's avatar

@El_Cadejo @rockfan I know what you mean. LOL.

I’ll still give an answer.

Brush my teeth.
Cleanse and moisturizer in my face (I do this maybe half the time)
Watch some TV or a little fluther/Facebook.
Get in bed (sometimes I watch some TV in bed sometimes not)
When I am tired I get down under my covers making sure I am dressed warm enough and have enough blankets so I get nice and toasty warm.
Turn on my left side.
Usually asleep within minutes.

I agree with @Earthbound_Misfit If you want to avoid wrinkles don’t go in the sun. Also, don’t smoke or drink alcohol regularly.

Pandora's avatar

If you wear make up all day, remove it the moment you get home.
Exfoliate your skin at least 2 x’s a week with baking soda. Rub lightly.
Wash your face with warm water and rinse with cold water (to close your pores) in the evening and the morning
Put lotion on your face after you wash both times.
Sunblock in the morning.
@Earthbound_Misfit suggested avoid caffeine. This includes sodas and teas. Many teas are diaretics and you will lose the benefits of the water you drink.
I also drink water before bed time. If your lips are dry you are dehydrated. Your skin will reflect dehydration as well.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
I’m finally on a good night routine. I try to be in bed between 930 and 1030 and sleep until 6 am. I’m not crazy about getting up so early but I have more energy since getting 7 to 8½ hours of sleep at night.
Exercise and eat well. No meals after 6:30. You need time for your food to digest. A full stomach may make you restless all night long and make you feel tired in the morning, even if you had 7–8 hours of sleep.
Lastly, I try to massage my face at least once a day to bring circulation to my skin and I take vitamin A twice a week. I take it on the days I exfoliate.

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