Till some time back moisturisers were the only thing. Step by step as I ventured into the world of skincare I started experimenting with serums, oils, essence, night moisturiser and very recently the overnight sleeping masks. Sleeping masks are hugely popular in K-Beauty.
With the amount of pollution, sun exposure and blue light exposure only moisturiser and sunscreen doesn’t do the job. That’s where sleeping masks enter, Skin recharges while you sleep and Sleep masks work overnight to repair and replenish skin.
What does an overnight mask do ?
Start your bedtime skin routine as normal, cleanse your make-up do a double cleansing routine if you are wearing heavy makeup, Apply your toner, Next up apply your serum. Then, instead of your night cream or moisturiser, apply the sleep mask.
Sleep masks are essentially a sealant for your serum. Sleeping masks are layered on top of a complete nigh skincare regimen. It locks all the goodness in more effectively without evaporating away.Sleeping masks deliver strong results over the course of the night, like intense hydration or calming or brightening. As we age, our skin’s hydration levels drop, mature skin may see more benefits with overnight masks.
How do you use an overnight sleep mask?
Apply the mask at least a few minutes before you go to bed, for the mask to be absorbed in your skin and not end up with more on the pillow.
The correct order to apply skincare is Cleanser, Toner, Eye Cream, Serum, Moisturiser / Sleeping mask.
If you are using any to topicals prescribed by your dermatologist the please consult your dermatologist on the best way to include a sleeping mask in your regimen.
Currently in my skincare drawer I have these masks
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
Drench your stressed-out skin in antioxidant-rich hydration for an instant spa glow.
This uber-dewy, hydrating mask soothes thirsty, stressed-out skin by steeping cells in a nourishing mix of vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants and gently exfoliating extracts. Skin looks instantly renewed, radiant and ready for anything!
Non-comedogenic, no phthalates, surfactants, petrolatums, BHT, BHA, or silicones
As approved by Marianna & Lauren ,the brains behind this. Brand I use the jet lag masks as an overnight mask and as a hydrating primer under makeup too.
L’occitane AQUA RÉOTIER HYDRATION MASK
An ultra-hydrating mask made with mineral-rich Réotier water, hyaluronic acid and water-binding molecules, to intensely quench skin’s thirst whenever your skin needs it most.
Its frosted non-oily texture wakes up your skin and helps to minimise pores appearance. Skin feels recharged with moisture for a healthy-looking glow.
Ideal for all skin types which are looking for hydration and softness. Can be used as a night mask or as a hydration shot during 10 minutes to rehydrate the skin.
belif First Aid – Overnight Skin Regeneration Mask
A sleeping mask with a natto-like texture provides intensive nourishment and restores skin vitality overnight. With Napiers anti-aging formula, this mask rejuvinates dull and exhausted skin and improves elasticity skin texture.
NO – Mineral oil, artificial fragrances, colors, preservatives, or animal-derived ingredients
Origins drink up intensive overnight mask
This ultra-moisturizing sleeping mask instantly floods skin with moisture & keeps skin soft, smooth & happily hydrated for 72 hours.
Infused with Glacier Water, Hyaluronic Acid & Avocado Butter, Drink Up™ Intensive drenches extra thirsty skin in 72 hours of non-stop hydration. Plus, it treats skin with lasting nourishment. It’s all day, every day superfood-infused hydration—while you sleep.
Clarins SOS Comfort Face Mask
Protective skin care that calms and soothes the driest skin. An ultra-rich balm in a nourishing mask that softens and comforts the skin in just 10 minutes* for deeply nourished skin that is soft, supple, radiant and feels great.
Apply the mask in a thick layer, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Gently rub in the excess product or remove it using a cotton pad soaked in lotion.