They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing! As we snooze, our skin repairs itself, working hard to undo much of the damage wreaked by pollution, stress, bad diets and fatigue during the day. A good night’s sleep is absolutely crucial to maintaining healthy skin, and we can help it along the way by using products like overnight masks. Overnight masks go to work while we’re catching zzz’s to restore radiance and provide the necessary hydration that keeps skin looking plump and smooth. Consider adding an overnight mask to your existing beauty routine and prepare to marvel at the many benefits.
What Overnight Masks Do
Overnight masks are specifically designed to penetrate deeper, last longer, be stronger and deliver calming, hydrating and brightening benefits all through the night. Overnight masks basically protect against dirt and irritants while allowing the key ingredients in the mask to produce the most positive effects.
Our cells replicate during the night, resulting in greater overall turnover. By using an overnight mask, you are allowing skin-friendly ingredients to assist in giving you smoother, brighter, more hydrated skin.
Overnight masks are quite efficient at locking in moisture to give your skin the hydration it desperately needs so you wake up with glowing, dewy skin. Hydration is crucial in the prevention of visible ageing signs like fine lines and wrinkles. As we age, skin naturally loses out on hydration, so replenishing it with an overnight mask can work wonders. Overnight masks are basically like super-powered moisturisers in the sense that they provide intense hydration for a long period of time and when your skin needs it most.
Mature or ageing skin can especially benefit from an overnight mask, although these masks can certainly bring positive effects to all skin types. You can use them to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines if you’re older, or simply as a preventative tool if you’re younger. During the winter months, overnight masks can be especially helpful as the colder weather is more likely to leave skin dehydrated and looking dull, parched and tired.
Overnight masks tend to work better than regular masks that are only on your skin for a short period of time. Because overnight masks stay on your skin for hours, they are able to gently but effectively introduce ingredients to your skin while it’s busy rejuvenating itself as you sleep. An overnight mask provides a thin veil of key ingredients in contact with the skin, allowing for better penetration and efficiency, and providing a helping hand to skin that is already repairing itself naturally.
Another benefit is the fact that overnight masks can save you time and energy. We don’t always have the time for a thorough and involved skincare routine in the morning and nighttime. An overnight mask can give you a burst of benefits while you sleep, with application taking a very small amount of time out of your day.
How To Use
Using an overnight mask is quite simple. It should generally be the final step of your nighttime skincare routine. Apply it all over your face and wait about 30 minutes for it to absorb a little before retiring to bed. Your best bet is to use an overnight mask about one to two times a week.
If you have sensitive skin, you might want to speak to your dermatologist first before using an overnight mask, as it can sometimes be irritating because it does stay on the skin for quite a while.
Our VITAL C Hydrating Overnight Masque not only quenches the thirst of parched skin, it helps diminish signs of ageing and restores luster, decreasing dullness and enhancing luminosity. The gel-like texture of the mask also allows for the quick locking-in of moisture. Beneficial ingredients include blue-green algae extract, hematite and malachite. Blue-green algae extract is a natural retinoid that has the potential to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles to make them less noticeable. Hematite and malachite are minerals that have been shown in studies to help boost radiance in stressed, tired skin. This formulation also contains tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a very stable form of vitamin C, which has been shown in studies to help reduce the look of discolouration, and hyaluronic acid, a substance often praised for its ability to provide deep hydration.With regular use of this mask you will notice skin looking smoother and more vibrant.