Don’t just dream of radiant skin; make it a reality with an overnight mask. Yes, you read that right! I’m talking about a mask you apply before bed, and in rinse off the morning that leaves you with brighter, smooth, hydrated skin! Overnight masks are all of the rage right now, and honestly I can see why. Not only are they effective, but they are also a very easy option.
What is an Overnight Mask?
An overnight mask works similarly to a normal face mask, except that you leave it on overnight. Unlike the thick, creamy face masks you’re probably used to, most sleep masks are easily absorbed into your skin via a gel or lightweight cream formula. They are very comfortable because they are lighter and won’t leave a mess on your pillow.
What Does an Overnight Mask Do?
Overnight masks aka as sleeping masks, are formulated to deliver a concentrated treatment to your skin while you sleep. This type of mask sits on top of your skin and works as a seal to keep out dirt and other grime you don’t want in your pores while locking in the key ingredients and moisture you do want. As you sleep, the mask gradually penetrates your skin for an intense treatment. They create a permeable seal on top of your skin that allows the active ingredients work more effectively without evaporating away. Our bodies do a lot of repairing and recovering while resting at night and wearing an overnight mask is like giving that renewal process a helping hand. When the body is in a deep, restful sleep, the skin’s metabolism increases and cell turnover and renewal escalates. An overnight mask will also help lock in moisture by sitting on top of your skin rather than getting immediately absorbed.
How do You Use an Overnight Mask?
Use as the last step of your evening skincare regimen, apply a thin, even layer of masque over face and neck, avoiding the immediate eye area. Leave on overnight and rinse thoroughly in the morning. You can mask up 2-3 times a week. Like regular sheet masks, these potent formulas can be used when you feel like your skin could use a little something extra.
Which Overnight Mask Should You Use?
Here’s my pick: Lumière de Vie® Overnight Renewal Masque
Formulated with AstaReal®† astaxanthin (Haematococcus pluvialis extract), lactic acid and a unique blend of lipids, this luxurious masque melts into skin while you’re sleeping for the ultimate overnight facial. The skin-loving formula gently exfoliates, brightens unwanted dark spots, and softens fine lines and wrinkles while replenishing moisture to your skin — so you can awaken to a smooth, hydrated and glowing complexion. Achieve true “I woke up like this” radiance with Lumière de Vie® Overnight Renewal Masque.
What Does It Do?
- Gently exfoliates, revealing radiant looking skin that’s smooth to the touch
- Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
- Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Brightens to help reduce the appearance of dark spots while increasing skin luminosity
- Adds moisture to the skin for a hydrated and supple complexion
Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid and a part of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor. Lactic acid and the other alpha hydroxy acids are well known as effective exfoliants that help remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. Lactic acid also helps to keep the skin hydrated, even skin tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, more radiant-looking complexion.
Astaxanthin (Haematococcus pluvialis Extract)
Haematococcus pluvialis is a freshwater microalga that contains astaxanthin. Astaxanthin has been reported to have multiple actions. but is probably best known for its powerful antioxidant properties. In addition to being an antioxidant, astaxanthin can help moisturize the skin when applied topically. And when combined with oral supplementation, astaxanthin has been reported to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of dark spots, and help the skin look smoother.
Ceramosides HP (Glycosphingolipids + Glycolipids)
This unique blend of lipids consists of both ceramides and omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids, all of which are components of the skin. These lipids can help support the skin’s complexion and radiance and support a more even skin tone.
Acetyl glucosamine is a multi-functional skincare ingredient. In addition to promoting healthy skin hydration, acetyl glucosamine can help reduce the appearance of flakiness for smoother and softer-looking skin.
Hexylresorcinol is an organic compound with antioxidant properties and a long history of use in multiple applications. When used topically for skincare, hexylresorcinol helps the skin look brighter and reduces the appearance of dark spots.
Get your beauty sleep with a beauty mask so easy, it works while you sleep!