Sleeping Beauty

#Skincare update

The sleepy secret to glowing skin works the night shift!

Modern living together with pollution and bad eating habits always find a way to reflect on our skin…Is there something more we can do than just follow a regular daily routine? Yes! The beauty trend that took off in Korea is now taking over your sleeping habits!

Sleeping masks and what they do: They are not night creams, they are not regular masks and they are not hydrating creams. A very successful combo of all three, these babies could be classified as «sleeping in a jar». Designed to work night shifts on your face, they can be applied right after your evening beauty routine and, in some cases, they need to be rinsed off the next morning. The gel-like consistency that most of them have doesn’t leave traces on your pillow if you were wondering…

How they work: According to scientific research, a basic rule regarding skin rejuvenation is that whatever every day causes to the skin, night time comes in to repair. During sleeping hours, our restorative mechanisms work overtime, our cells are refreshed faster and our pores are more open, leaving the skin in an excellent condition to accept anything we might apply to it. Combining the restorative function of a mask with the light components of a cream, sleeping masks are a cosmetic doping scheme that consists of antioxidants and a heavy dose of hydrating factors, right when we can make the most of them.

So, what are the benefits of using sleeping masks? They create an invisible film that keeps the water on your skin from evaporating (did you know that water evaporation is bigger during the night?). They improve the quality and texture of the skin while smoothing out wrinkles and offering extreme hydration and a healthy glow. All YOU have to do is just close your eyes and let your mask do all the work. When you wake up in the morning, just say «hello» to a firmer, refreshed and relaxed face.

Directions for use: Yes, your night mask CAN replace your cream but not every night. Once or twice a week is more than enough. Wash your face, follow your usual routine and always wait at least 20 minutes before going to bed.

 

Credits

Lancôme, Energie de Vie Nuit

Shiseido, Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask

Origins, Drink Up-Intensive Overnight Mask

Dior, Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask