Great Ways to Nourish your Skin while You Sleep

Sleep is so important. It’s a time that our bodies get a huge break, and the cleansing process starts. It’s a time when the restorative process begins. It’s great for our bodies, but it’s also amazing for the skin. Our skin takes a toll through the winter months with cold air, pollution, lack of moisture and much more. These tips are perfect for when you get your zzz’s.

– Aim for 6-8 hours a night- it’s so important that we give our bodies and skin that much time to restore. Lack of sleep has proven to make our skin sallow and lack us on energy through our days. 

– Make sure we go to bed with a clean face. It’s very important to clean all makeup and mascara off at bed. The makeup left on can wreak havoc on our pores, and start the clogging process , which in turn can cause acne, redness, and it’s just not good for over all aging. Use a good cleanser, and get a clean , fresh face before bed.

– add a humidifier to your room. Adding a bit of good clean air to your room never hurt anyone, especially the skin. The winter is horrible on the skin, and adding a bit of moisture while we sleep will add the moisture we lose through the day to our skin. It gives us an overall fresh feeling when the morning comes. It can also give you a better night sleep.

– Add some lavender to your sleep. This can be adding some lavender oil to your humidifier or adding some lavender spritzes to your pillow. It truly is relaxing and calming. I always add lavender to my pillow . The smell is amazing. Lavender is perfect for calm and zen, and truly helps with restoring the skin. They have made so many facial products with lavender for that reason.

Adding these tips to your sleep will help you with maintaining good , healthy skin through the winter months.


The Best Chinese Herbs to add to your Health

Chinese Herbalism has been around for years. There are so many herbs for a variety of wellness and immunity needs, and they can also help in the department of beauty.

I’ve been studying Chinese herbalism for 3 years now, and I’ve added them as a part of my daily health regimen. It’s very important to consult your doctor if this is the first time using them, or you feel unsure about the pros and cons of them.The daily herbs that I use daily are Goji Berrys, Lily Bulb, and Schizandra .

One thing that I love is a good soup that is not only delicious, but nourishing to your body and soul. These herbs are amazing to add to soups or smoothies. Smoothies are a perfect start to your mornings.

These added with some almond milk for a smoothie or bone broth for a soup is a great way to use them.

The winter sets in pretty quickly, and if you are feeling sinus pressure coming on with a lack of moisture in the air, and headaches daily, then this is a perfect time to add the herbs. Chinese herbs give off amazing thermal energy that works your body from the inside out.

My favorite seasonal blends are echinacea, ginger, and cinnamon bark. Echinacea is perfect as a tea. I usually drink it morning and night . I always use ginger . Ginger is one herb that has many uses. I drink it as a tea , or add it to a facial steam. I have sinus issues every winter , so ginger is very useful during the winter. Cinnamon bark is perfect for adding to any food or hot tea. The herb is not only good for your health , but tastes amazing.