It’s the end of another long day and you’ve been busy growing a brand new person—you’ve officially earned the right to be exhausted. But resist the urge to fall into bed without a proper nighttime beauty routine.
Devoting a little bit of time to a few extra steps and the right safe, all-natural products, will help ensure a better night’s sleep – which can be elusive during pregnancy. You’ll wake up looking and feeling gorgeous.
Enjoy A Calming Shower: A warm shower is a wonderful way to wash away daily stresses and relax your body for sleep. Your body temperature also drops upon entering a cooler bedroom after a warm shower –signaling your brain that it’s time to sleep. Nine Naturals Citrus + Mint Nourishing Pregnancy Shampoo and Conditioner are the perfect choice for keeping your hair healthy and shiny during pregnancy. Follow up with the Citrus + Geranium Soothing Pregnancy Body Wash to naturally nourish dry, itchy skin.
Follow With Facetime! (Hah, Not That Kind): If a glance in the mirror has you flashing back to the eighth-grade dance where you sported your very first pimple, you’re not alone! 1 in 2 women can develop acne during her pregnancy. Thus, it’s more important than ever to remove all traces of makeup before you hit the hay each night. Use a gentle all natural cleanser that’s oil-free, alcohol-free and non-abrasive. During the day, steer clear of touching your face or trying to squeeze or pop blemishes. If acne persists, find a dermatologist or esthetician who is familiar with prenatal skincare.
Lie Down & Moisturize: Hydration is particularly important during pregnancy! It helps minimize itchiness and maximizes your belly’s recovery from all that growing! Nine Naturals Vanilla + Geranium Belly Butter is a great way to show your belly some extra love. It’s formulated especially for pregnancy, with capuaçu butter to help regulate your skin’s health and shea butter to heal skin and restores its supple nature. Be sure to do this every night to replenish your skin’s moisture. Don’t forget to moisturize your feet as well, as cracked heels are a common pregnancy plight.
Hydrate From The Inside Out: Chance are, your ankles are pretty swollen, especially during your final trimester. Drinking plenty of water and keeping your body hydrated can help reduce some of the swelling. Keep a keep a glass of water on your nightstand (Hey, you’ll probably be getting up four times in the night to pee anyway).
Relax: It’s called beauty sleep for a reason. Power down your phone, tablet and computer. Take some deep breaths, meditate, or read a book to help you peacefully drift off to sleep.
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