Guest: DIY Facemask for Bedtime

You would think after a full day of motherly and wifely duties as soon as you crawled into bed you should fall asleep. We don’t know why, but it seems like as moms we often find ourselves in an odd sleep cycle. We’re exhausted all day from taking care of our kids and the house, but as soon as we get into bed, it’s utterly impossible to fall asleep. We can’t shut off our brains and just pass out, which means we’re extra tired the next day.

Some of us find ourselves in front of the light of the fridge when it’s late and we can’t sleep. However, the next time you can’t doze off and creep down to the kitchen don’t waste a bunch of calories by gorging on that pint of ice cream. Instead, whip up this DIY mask that will help you to relax and fall asleep.

What You Need:

  • 3 TBSP Milk (When using milk for skincare recipes, whole is always preferable. Whole milk means more lactic acid and moisturizing properties, which is what makes milk such a great ingredient for these DIY masks. However, 2% or skim will also do the trick.)
  • 1 TBSP Honey
  • 2 TSP or a pinch of oatmeal
  • OPTIONAL – Add a few drops of lavender oil. Lavender is amazing for helping you doze off, which is why it’s a popular ingredient in so many aromatherapy sleep products. You can pick up a bottle at health food or specialty soap stores.

Directions:

Simply mix all the ingredients together, combining them with a whisk or fork. Apply to cleansed skin and allow to sit on your skin for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off in the sink to reveal smoother, soothed skin. The milk and honey have great aromatherapy properties for helping you get to sleep.

We recommend sipping a nice glass of chamomile tea while your mask sits to help you become even more bedtime-ready. If you’re really sleep challenged, try melatonin gummies. They’re like little fruit snacks that help you to doze off. They’re tasty, easy to take and best of all, completely non-habit forming. If you use these tricks, you’ll be getting a good night’s sleep before you know it.

About Our Guest Author: Michelle Pino, is a Spa Manager at Skana, a spa in upstate New York at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.  She enjoys DIY projects, healthy recipes, exercise, and all things related to skin care. If you have any comments or questions feel free to contact Michelle via email at michellepino@turningstone.com

Brooke

I'm busy diving into motherhood stilettos-first while earning a modest living from my couch. I have an obsession with baking and a passion for handmade products. Connect with me on Google+.

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