The holidays are coming up and while that screams “party time” for some, it means “beauty sleep” for others. I’m a summer kinda gal but I’m learning to love winter, because it’s the perfect season to stay in and catch as many zzz’s as I want to!
If you’re Team Beauty Sleep and like to take your rest seriously, then you know all about sleeping masks. For those who aren’t familiar with them, sleeping masks provide your skin with an extra dose of hydration, especially at night when your skin needs it the most.
In the evening, our bodies shift into repair mode and so does our skin. Therefore, it’s important to feed it with nutrients that will help repair any damage and regenerate skin cells overnight. Our skin also produces less natural oils in the evening than during the day, which means it’s more prone to dryness. What can you do to alleviate this? Grab a sleeping mask.
A sleeping mask is the perfect product to incorporate into your night-time regimen. It may be called a “mask” but you don’t actually have to rinse it off until the next day. Apply it as the last step of your routine after you apply night cream. Depending on your skin type, you can use a sleeping mask every day, 2-3 times a week, or once a week if you have oily skin.
What’s great about sleeping masks is that they can hold in moisture overnight, allowing you to wake up with a fresh, well-rested face and dewy, radiant and glowing skin. So the next time someone asks “What’s your secret?” point them in the direction of sleeping masks.
Check out some of my favorites:
LANEIGE – Water Sleeping Mask
Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask is loved by so many and I’m a fan myself! This lightweight gel mask absorbs quickly, soothes tired skin and deeply hydrates overnight. It contains naturally derived evening primrose and hunza apricot extracts to purify and revitalize skin while you’re snoozing. To top it off, Laneige also developed the SLEEPSCENT™ aromatic, which contains orange flower, ylang-ylang and sandalwood oil that relaxes the mind and body – just what you need for a good night’s rest.
COSRX – Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask
This is the perfect sleeping mask for sensitive skin. 68% rice extract and 2% niacinamide are the key ingredients of the Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask from COSRX, which helps to brighten, nourish and moisturize skin. It’s actually a 3-in-1 type of mask; you can use it as an overnight mask, a wash-off mask or even as a day cream. However, to get the most out of it, I’d recommend using it as a sleeping mask. You’ll wake up to a more radiant complexion the next morning!
MIZON – Snail Wrinkle Care Sleeping Pack
Those with aging or damaged skin should reach for the Snail Wrinkle Care Sleeping Mask from MIZON. It’s formulated with 50% snail extract, which is known to stimulate collagen production and skin cell renewal. It’s also packed with peptides and botanical extracts to boost skin elasticity. The firmer the skin, the younger you’ll look!
Etude House – Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack
If you have dehydrated skin, listen up! The Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack from Etude House contains 63.6% of Super Collagen™ and Baobab Water, which replenishes lost moisture and quenches parched skin. One of the things I love about this is the jelly texture; it’s soft and bouncy and doesn’t leave a sticky feeling. I personally like to pop it in the fridge before I apply it for an added cooling effect.
Beauty of Joseon – Revitalize Sleeping Mask
Be sparing when you apply Beauty of Joseon’s Revitalize Sleeping Mask – a little goes a long way. It’s formulated with extracts from black beans, ginseng and orchid, and brightens your overall complexion while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Try it with the Dynasty Cream and you’ll wake up with soft and supple skin the next morning.
Dr. Jart + – Dermask Intra Jet Firming Sleeping Mask
The coenzyme Q10 in the Dermask Intra Jet Firming Sleeping Mask restores skin’s firmness, while the hydrolysed collagen prevents fine lines and wrinkles from forming. The mask also contains beta-glucan which strengthens and protects the skin’s natural moisture barrier.