Beauty sleep is not a myth. Scientists have found that bedtime is the best time to apply skincare because cell turnover is faster and our body temp is higher, which means creams and serums melt deeper into skin. And now, a new trend in skincare is helping to boost your nighttime beauty even more. Sleeping facial masks, which are loaded with moisturizers, antioxidants, and retinols, work throughout the p.m. so that your skin is softer and smoother in the a.m. Here are eight to cozy up to tonight.
Greek yogurt isn't just a breakfast staple. This thick soufflé cream contains a concentrate that has two and a half times the amount of proteins found in regular yogurt. Slather it on your face for a softer, evened-out complexion.
Apply this super hydrating cream, which contains hyaluronic acid, avocado, and apricot kernel oil, liberally a few nights a week. Let it sit for five minutes, tissue off the excess (if you haven’t fallen asleep), and hit the hay.
Skin feeling parched? This emollient- and algae-infused mask does some serious hydration boosting to give skin a fresh, glowing look without the greasy film.
Like a relaxing bath for your face, this creamy mask contains grapeseed oil to rehydrate skin and banish dryness. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes or all night -- either way, you'll wake up with a silky-smooth complexion.
It's no wonder this mask (originally from Korea) is a global phenomenon of sorts -- walnut extract creates a moisture layer on the surface of the skin, white mulberry extract cuts down on redness, and hyaluronic acid keeps skin plump and hydrated.
With a blend of algae and multivitamins, this sleep mask works hard for your face while you catch some zzz’s -- moisture and nutrients are sealed into skin (the gel consistency helps with that) so that dark spots start to fade and irritation disappears.
This is the stuff skin dreams are made of. Black tea, an antioxidant, fights off wrinkles, while lychee seed extract and jicama root juice maintain skin’s hydration and “bounce back.” It can be used for a few minutes at a time for a boost, but for best results leave it on overnight.
The gel-like formula, infused with Korean medicinal herbs and elasticity-boosting niacinamide, kicks skin's natural cell turnover into high gear so you wake with a brighter complexion in the morning.
Made with extracts from a drought-resistant plant, just imagine what this intensive moisturizing treatment can do for skin. Like a water hose, a layer replenishes moisture levels all night, building up a reservoir that keeps skin protected during the day.