I Tried It: This One Product Is Transforming The Way I Sleep*
As a health enthusiast and busy human (aren't we all?), I'm constantly juggling an overcommitted combination of wellness routines, deadlines, and social life. If I'm being honest, I like my life busy—but that's a fine line to walk when you know that can mean legitimate stress. So I'm always looking for the best ways to keep calm and everyday stressors at bay, especially when my work is done for the day and sleep is around the corner.
If I've learned anything in my years of chasing a less-stress lifestyle, it's that most of us underestimate or nix the ritual of winding down. And I get why. After a day of back-to-back meetings and errands (aka adulthood), the easiest thing is to kick back for an evening sponsored by Hulu and takeout. The thing is, that doesn't do much for a day's worth of accumulated stress, or most importantly: sleep.
And a good night's sleep is No. 1 in terms of feeling like our best selves every day. I know as well as anyone that sleep isn't a matter of snapping fingers and counting sheep. ItIS a matter of getting serious about our wind-down ritual for the sake of stress and sleep. So I'm here to share what's worked for me—including the game-changing CBD infused natural and raw honey from Beezy Beez that's become staple in my pre-bed routine.*
1. Exfoliate daily.
Summertime means sunshine, but it also means humidity and sweat which can cause breakouts.
If you tend to break out in humid weather, exfoliation can deep clean your pores and help keep your skin clear. It also increases circulation and can boost your skin’s natural healing process.
We suggest using a gentle, non-irritating exfoliant like Boom Scrub daily for brighter, clearer skin.
2. Turn down your shower temperature.
A cooler shower is better for your skin and hair because it doesn’t strip them of their natural protective oils. Some studies show cold water can even trigger happy memories. But during the depths of winter, there are few things less appealing than shivering through your morning shower.
Summer is a great time to take advantage of cool-shower benefits. Experts advise that shower water should never rise above warm. If it’s a hot or humid day, we suggest turning the heat down even more.
It’s great for circulation and alertness too. An extra bonus: you’ll save money and energy while you’re at it.
3. Try a lightweight moisturizer.
Summer is a great time to try a lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturizer that won’t leave you feeling greasy or shiny on hot, humid days.
We suggest Boom Gold, our organic facial oil. It absorbs quickly and contains vitamins and antioxidants for soft, luminous skin (and it also smells great).
To use, simply apply a few drops to your fingertips and smooth it all over your face. Gently pat it onto sensitive areas, like your eyelids and the skin under your eyes. It absorbs in moments and will leave your skin soft and hydrated.
4. Protect shaved skin.
If your summer wardrobe includes shorts, capris, swimsuits and sleeveless tops, you may be shaving more than usual. Shaving doesn’t just remove hair—it also removes natural protective oils, leaving your skin dry and vulnerable to irritation.
To guard against razor burn and prevent dry skin, apply a thick, luxurious moisturizer after every shave. Switch out your razor or blades frequently to reduce the risks of microtears and infection.
If you can’t stay out of the sun, we suggest using a moisturizer with beeswax like Boom Cotton before applying sunscreen. Boom Cotton is an all-natural moisturizer made with beeswax, which creates a protective barrier between your skin and anything you might put on your skin, like sunscreen.
Its matte finish also minimizes shine, which is helpful for humid days.
6. Moisturize again after sun or wind exposure.
Sun and wind can strip your skin of needed moisture. After a day at the beach, your skin needs extra care to recover.
Apply a moisturizer that’s designed to protect and restore your skin before, during and after your time out in the sun or wind.
We suggest Boom Calm, our all-natural liquid moisturizer with aloe vera, beeswax and essential oils. Boom Calm is designed to bring cool, restorative moisture to your skin after exposure to extreme weather.
You can use Boom Calm anywhere on your body to soothe irritated skin.
With a few precautions, your skin can stay healthy and hydrated all summer long.
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