Should You Use a Night Cream or Sleeping Mask?

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Just as we use products during the day to protect skin from environmental stressors such as air pollution and UV rays, it’s essential to use products at night to help repair skin. Our skin goes into repair mode every night. Use  this time to apply products such as night creams and sleeping masks to fortify the skin barrier, provide intense nourishment and fight signs of aging.

Which one do you need more: a night cream or sleeping mask? Keep reading to find out.

Benefits of a night cream

Our skin loses more moisture overnight. To prevent waking up to dry skin, make sure you moisturize properly. Adding a night cream to your evening skin care routine is a great way to lock in moisture and keep your skin plump until the next day.

Night creams typically have a richer consistency than daytime moisturizers and may contain active ingredients like retinol to help reduce signs of aging and boost skin cell turnover. No matter your skin type, you should include a cream in your evening routine to keep skin moisturized all night.

NEOGEN’s Vita Duo Night Cream provides skin with a mega dose of hydration and relaxing benefits thanks to lavender extract in its formula. To help fight or slow down signs of aging, THANK YOU FARMER’s Miracle Age Repair Cream is a great option. Formulated with ceramides, adenosine, argan oil and sanghwang mushroom extract, the cream deeply nourishes skin while improving its elasticity. 

Night creams to try:


Benefits of a sleeping mask

If you have dry or dehydrated skin, adding a night cream to your evening routine may not be enough to lock in moisture. To give your skin an extra boost of hydration, apply a sleeping mask either at the last step of your regimen or use one in place of your nighttime moisturizer. 

Sleeping masks are meant to be left on overnight. Although defined as masks, they don’t leave residue as sleeping masks absorb into skin like a moisturizer. In addition to providing skin with intense nourishment, sleeping masks also target different skin concerns while acting as a moisture shield to prevent water loss overnight.

PURITO’s Dermide Cica Barrier Sleeping Pack is perfect for those looking to strengthen the skin barrier. Packed with soothing and moisturizing ingredients including centella asiatica extract, ceramide and hyaluronic acid, the sleeping pack works to keep skin hydrated until the morning, so you wake up to soft and supple skin. 

If you’re looking for a brightening sleeping mask, you can’t go wrong with AROMATICA’s Lively Vita Glow Sleeping Mask. Made for dull or lackluster skin, the sleeping mask will help you achieve a healthy and radiant complexion. 

Sleeping masks to try:

Should you use a night cream or sleeping mask?

For normal, oily or acne-prone skin, stick to using a night cream every night, but feel free to add a sleeping mask once a week or whenever your skin needs an extra boost of moisture.

If your skin concern is dryness or dehydration, pair your night cream with a sleeping mask or use them on alternate nights. Incorporating a sleeping mask into your nighttime routine at least two or three times a week can do wonders for skin and keep dry skin at bay. 

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