Hi everyone! Time for another late Blogmas post – packing for a trip while fighting off the flu is no fun at all, you guys. For today’s post, I wanted to share my winter nightly routine. There’s something extra cozy about some nighttime pampering when it’s cold out, I think! Keep reading to see what my nights consist of.
8:00 PM – Around 8 o’clock, I start winding down, put my laptop aside for the night, and curl up on the couch to catch up on winter TV. I’ll sometimes have a cup of hot tea or hot chocolate, but almost always have a light snack so I won’t go to bed hungry.
9:00 PM – After watching some TV, it’s time to start getting ready for bed. I brush my teeth first, usually using my Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush and Sensodyne toothpaste (anyone else out there have sensitive teeth?), then floss with Oral-B Glide floss. After a quick rinse with Crest Pro-Health mouthwash, I go into my bedroom to get my bed nice and cozy for the night. Sometimes I turn on Vlogmas videos on my iPad to have something to listen to while I’m getting ready for bed.
9:15 PM – Once my bed is ready, I head back into the bathroom and wash my face. I use a Dove White Beauty Bar as a cleanser with a Foreo LUNA mini 2 face brush. (Side note: after trying at least 15 cleansers, I finally listened to my mom’s advice and used Dove, and it’s been a miracle for my skin!) When my skin is looking or feeling a little worse for wear, I’ll do a quick face mask. Lately I’ve been loving Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. I then moisturize using Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream.
9:30 PM – When I’m done cleansing, masking, and moisturizing, I take a hot bath using a comforting bath product. Some of my favorites are Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salts in Sooth & Sleep Lavender, and Zoella Beauty bath products.
10:00 PM – After my bath, I put on a bit of Zoella Beauty body lotion, put on some comfy PJs, turn off the lights in my apartment, and head into my room. I usually watch a little TV for about 20 minutes or listen to an audiobook before going to sleep. TV before bed isn’t the best habit in the world, of course, but it definitely helps me unwind and get ready for a (hopefully) good night’s sleep.
And there you have it! Nothing fancy – in fact, it’s a pretty simple and standard routine – but it definitely works for me.
What do you like to do as part of your nightly winter routine? Let me know in the comments!