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A bedtime routine isn’t something just meant for kids. Yes, as adults we probably don’t need a bedtime story or to be tucked into bed like children do; however, a bedtime routine is everything you do just before you go to sleep. For adults, typical things include brushing your teeth, washing your face, taking or applying any nightly medications, and getting ready for the next day.
These things can sometimes be forgotten on hectic days, or when something new is added to your regimen. Here are some simple ways to make sure you always remember your bedtime routine no matter what.
One of the easiest ways to remember your bedtime routine is to be repetitive. This means trying to do your set routine at the same time every night and in the same order. Doing this will help you associate each task with the other, and eventually it will become a daily ritual that you don’t even have to think about.
Check It Off
Buy a cheap calendar, and every night after you complete your bedtime routine, cross out the day. Once this becomes a habit, you will easily be reminded to do your “thing” every time you look at the calendar.
Technology helps us out in so many ways; helping us remember things we might forget is no exception. You can set up text alerts, email messages, calendar alerts, or simply set an alarm to remind you of what you need to do. There are also many apps and software programs that can be set up to remind you of your bedtime routine.
This may be a little bit old school, but writing things down can really help you remember to do something. Write out your bedtime routine to-do list and stick it to your mirror. Easy peasy!
Keep Things Visible
Many people are visual. This means when you see a particular object that’s part of your bedtime routine, it jogs your memory that you have to do it. So if you are having trouble remembering to take a medication, keep it out in the open where you will see it. Things stuffed in a drawer often get forgotten about. For example, I keep my Differin® Gel on my bathroom counter. This way at night when I am washing my face and brushing my teeth, I can look down and there it is reminding me to apply it.
Since it functions down in the pores, with regular application it can even help restore your skin’s texture and tone by clearing your acne. That’s why setting it out visibly is a great help!
I have been using Differin® Gel for about two months now, and as you can tell, I’ve had quite the improvement.
Over the last two months, I’ve been applying Differin® Gel all over my face in hopes of helping my acne areas. I can say it’s done a great job so far! However, it is a process. Just like most treatments, this isn’t an instant fix. I noticed my acne seemed to go in a cycle after applying Differin® Gel. At first, it seemed like my acne was getting worse and I was a bit concerned. I stuck it out though, and I can say from experience it was worth it. My acne is practically gone now. Yay!
Even though my skin is looking pretty clear now, I am continuing to use Differin® Gel as part of my bedtime routine to help prevent future breakouts. I don’t want those bad boys returning! Please use caution when using Differin® Gel with more than one acne treatment or glycolic acid product because this could lead to irritation.
This product is dermatologist developed and tested. Please call 1-866-735-4137 for any questions you may have concerning the product. However, should you experience any problems while using the product, please discontinue use and consult your healthcare provider.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.