As vital to our wellness as eating right, a good night’s sleep can be frustratingly elusive in modern life. Our Night Rituals series introduces you to women we find inspiring, and how they power down before bedtime. Hope you find some tips and tricks for sleeping tight.
Lauren Ash, Founder, Side & Back Sleeper
Lauren Ash pretty much does it all—she’s a yoga teacher, a podcaster, a guided meditation teacher, and of course, the founder of Black Girl in Om. “Anything in the space of wellness and self-care I’m excited about, whether I’m an expert in it or learning along with everybody else.” While in grad school, Lauren turned to yoga to help relieve stress. Her practice sparked the idea for Black Girl in Om, a growing lifestyle brand that focuses on the holistic wellness of women of color. (They’re about to celebrate their three year anniversary in November!) So as expected, her night routine is jam-packed with natural skincare goodness, self-care practices, and tips for chilling out before hitting the hay. Keep scrolling to hear what she had to say. (Rhyme totally intended.)
“I’ve developed a pretty extensive but still simple skincare routine. I say extensive because I do have quite a few nontoxic skincare brands that are in my rotation, but I don’t do crazy steps everyday, I just rotate the products I use. I love Scratch Goods—they’re