I don’t care what Beyonce says, I did not wake up like this. Unfortunately, I don’t know her secret, but I do know a secret about how to wake up with happier skin. It comes in the form of overnight facial masks or what I like to call dream cream.
What is an overnight face mask? Overnight face masks, like your everyday masks, are applied to the skin after cleansing, but rather than wearing it during an episode of your latest Netflix binge you wear it while you sleep and wash it off in the morning. Also, I should point out it is best to let it dry for 15-20 minutes before you hit the pillow, otherwise it is going to be enjoyed entirely by your pillow. I found that out the hard way with white bedding.
What makes dream cream so great? While you sleep your skin goes into restoration, the fastest way I can explain this is by saying that your skin works to repair any damage and rejuvenate skin cells. For a much more detailed scientific definition google it – it is actually so cool all the things your skin does while you’re sleeping. Applying an overnight mask creates a protective layer over then skin and further enhances the restoration process by adding hydration, antioxidants and all that other good stuff into the skin. As a result you wake up looking refreshed and your skin will thank you for it.
Another great thing about overnight masks is that they offer a variety of different treatment options – hydrating, brightening, anti-aging… Here are a few to try (captured in the photo above):
Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask, $29, Drugstore
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, $30, Sephora
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, $41, Shoppers Drug Mart
Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask, $108, Sephora
Enjoy your beauty sleep!