9 Sleek, Minimalist Products That’ll Upgrade Your Bedtime Routine

Catch some z's.
Photography by Aaron Bengochea

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Getting a full night’s rest is an underrated accomplishment. A strong argument can be made that achieving the recommended seven to nine hours per weeknight is the key to everything in life. Want glowing skin? Sleep more. Craving more energy? Catch some z’s. The benefits of sleep are astronomical.

It’s easier said than done, though. Instead of buying drawers full of the trendiest sleep aids, from essential oils to sprays, devote your storage space (and wallet) to fewer, higher-quality products that are effective and mesh with your pared-back style.

We scoured the internet for a few necessary items (that yes, will all fit on one shelf) to give you your best sleep ever.

Add this to your nighttime routine for peak relaxation—it’s like getting a professional facial without damaging your wallet. Our beauty editor, Kristin, swears by this tool. “Simply work in tiny circles, massaging gently around the eyes. You can even (very softly) tap with your fingertips to stimulate stagnant blood flow,” she says.

On the nights when your skin needs an added boost of TLC, amp up the effects of good sleep with a deep-cleansing clay mask. It revitalizes your skin and is a luxurious addition to your bedtime routine.

It’s no secret that light is super distracting when trying to fall and stay asleep. Use this mask to ensure complete darkness.

This blend’s main ingredient is jujube, which is known to relieve insomnia. Add a little scoop to some warm water before bed and achieve sound slumber.

Move over, sleepytime tea: Nighttime toothpaste may be the next big thing. This activated charcoal one has an interesting spearmint and chamomile flavor that will have you feeling both refreshed and ready for bed in no time.

Consider swapping out your current light fixture with this pendant lamp, which features a sleek silhouette and simple colors that won’t force you to sacrifice your minimalist bedroom decor.

Why clutter your nightstand with your bedtime essentials? Place everything we have just recommended on this shelf instead. The contemporary design makes it almost like a sculptural accent piece.

If you struggle to fall asleep, try flipping through a few of these essays before turning off your new pendant lamp.

This oil contains vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant and helps your skin retain its natural moisture. We recommend gently massaging this over your cuticles for added beauty rest before bed.

This story originally appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of Domino, titled “Bedside Beauties: The Minimalist.” Subscribe to be the first to receive each issue.

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Kristin Limoges


Kristin can usually be found face, hair, and body masking simultaneously, while thinking-up clever DIYs for her small-space Chinatown apartment. She’s always on the search for the greatest and most life-changing beauty and wellness hacks (hello nootropics and adaptogens) and is happy to report she loves dogs and cats equally.