The Rituals Our Beauty Editor Relies On for a Good Night’s Sleep
PureWow’s senior beauty editor, Jenny Jin, is a master multitasker. Not only does she churn out article after article but she also fields her coworkers’ countless questions: “Do I really need separate skin routines for morning and night?” “Is double cleansing actually worth it?” “What’s the deal with gua sha?” Jenny is a wealth of beauty and skin care knowledge, so when we had the chance to catch a glimpse of her nightly rituals, we jumped at it. Have a pen and paper handy?
Banning the Blue Light
“My nighttime ritual always starts with reading a good book—right now it’s David Sedaris’s Calypso, which has me cackling to myself. Reading provides a cue for me to power off any screens and break the habit of scrolling through social media before bed. Admittedly, once in a while I end up reading way past my bedtime, as was the case with Jenny Han’s To All the Boys series.”
Nourishing the Skin
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Relaxing the Mind
“I always take a few whiffs of a calming essential oil or spray. I love Fig+Yarrow’s Moon Mist, as well as Stress Check Breathe In from a company called This Works. Spritz it liberally into the air and inhale for three counts (Mississippily!) and exhale for four to calm your senses.”
Easing Muscle Tension
“Finally, I do some myofascial release massages on areas that tend to be tight, typically around my neck, back and shoulders. It’s a very gentle but sustained stretch that alleviates the tension and stiffness I often feel in these spots.”