Overnight Skincare 101
The perfect time to rejuvenate our skin is while we’re sleeping, with various ways available in which you can make sure that it gets all the nutrients it needs. It’s the biggest organ in your body, and just like your body takes time to heal and repair other organs throughout the night, your skin needs some care as well. Luckily, we’ve got some tips and helpful steps that you should incorporate into your skincare routine before bed.
The most important step to add to your night-time skincare routine involves sleeping masks. Sleeping masks are often bundled along with moisturizers, with many choosing to forego their moisturizer altogether in favor of going straight to the sleeping mask. Sleeping masks are applied with the intent of allowing your skin to regain some moisture after a long day of being out in the elements. The product is easily absorbed into the skin so that when you wake up, your skin glows and looks clear. Some of our recommended products include Innisfree’s Green Tea Sleeping Mask and COSRx’s Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask.
In terms of lip care, you can either apply a lip sleeping mask or simply a thicker lip balm, with both products capable of being absorbed overnight. Lip sleeping masks are considered exfoliators and are often combined with moisturizing ingredients to help remove dead skin cells from the lips. Taking care of your lips overnight means you’ll wake up feeling confident that they won’t be chapped the next day, not to mention you can apply your lipstick in the morning without fear of your lips peeling or flaking. Some very popular and highly recommended lip care products are Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask and Mamonde’s Aqua Peel Lip Sleeping Mask.
Eye masks are simple, yet very effective ways of ensuring that your eyes are in the perfect state when you wake up, meaning not puffy or swollen. Both steam and cool eye masks can help reduce the chances of your eyes swelling during the night, not to mention there’s the added benefit that they help you sleep better. There are also long-term benefits to using an eye mask, such as reducing dark eye circles and wrinkles. And since they do help with getting a deeper sleep, your overall skin is sure to look better after a good night’s rest. These masks help improve the blood flow surrounding the eyes while regulating temperature and controlling moisture. Just a simple silk eye mask is the perfect product to help you improve your night-time skin routine.
There’s various solutions one can turn to when it comes to improving the overall look and feel of the skin even as we sleep. It’s during this time that your body tends to clean itself of toxins while simultaneously rejuvenating the skin, so make sure you take care of it then, too. What are your essential night-time skincare steps? Let us know in the comments below!